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Toraya Restaurant

890 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4702
+1 781-641-7477
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“nigiri” (5 reviews)
“chirashi” (5 reviews)
“rice” (5 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
890 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4702
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

The sushi at Toraya is as good (or better?) than any I had in various trips to Japan. I highly recommend it.

Thank ajl345
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Fabulous food! Although tiny, it makes up for it by having some of the best Japanese food around. So far, everything I have had was fantastic. Just make sure you get there early. Since we live nearby and can walk, we go down 15 minutes...More

Thank chatvany
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Superb food and great staff. Sushi and sashimi was great. Also liked the Yoshame dish. Try to make it early !

Thank TB272
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Been coming here over the past 16 years ... truly a remarkable authentic Japanese restaurant the Boston metro area. Yes, there are the super expensive and refine Oya ... but a similarly delicate and excellent meal can be had in a more down to earth...More

Thank CK617Boston
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Authentic Japanese place. Great food reasonable price. Small place, you may have to wait but you'll like it.

Thank Romain L
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Toraya is small with seating for about two dozen. My culinary guide warned that one should arrive promptly at five as the line forms early. Fortunately we sat watching the chef. He clearly enjoys and takes pride in each order. Be sure to check the...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Authentic no nonsense, delicious. You won't find any fancy pseudo maki here. Simple, very fresh sushi and other Japanese dishes. Long waits on the weekends but worth it.

Thank Mud R
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I love Toraya for all the above. The food is very good, the service great and it has a decent selection of sake and beer and wine. The only downside is that being smll, there is usually a line waiting for a table. Come early!

Thank liveinarlington
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We have loved this place for over a decade. Intimate setting, it's worth the wait. Simple, excellent sushi. Fish if the highest quality. Chirashi is a favorite- fantastic selection of bite sized pieces. Can't get the same anywhere else. Mmmm. The have cooked delicacies too,...More

Thank Martha W
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Were here for Lunch. A small, special and unpretentious place. There are not many tables. I think this is typical Japanese food. We had each a box, my friend had the sashimi box - I had shrimp tempura with vegetables tempura box with many different...More

Thank SusiHoch
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 890 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4702
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-641-7477
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