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3 Franklin St, Boston, MA 02110-1104
+1 857-327-7228
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good25%
  • Average20%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“miso cod” (5 reviews)
“omakase” (5 reviews)
“skewers” (6 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
3 Franklin St, Boston, MA 02110-1104
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We split a number of small plates, and every single thing was delicious. Our favorites were the house-made tofu, the poke, and the mushroom tempura (which an adjoining diner ordered for himself after seeing ours, saying it made him jealous.) The chicken meatballs and skirt...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Had the omakase (tasting menu). Every one of the 8 courses was excellent: delicious and beautifully presented. The service was friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. And the atmosphere laid back, comfortable, but refined, perfect backdrop for great food.

Thank Scott C
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Extremely busy. Waited long time for food. Difficult menu to understand and our waitress made no attempt to help us with our order. Food was good, but we were not able to enjoy as we had hoped.

Thank sjstake
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

First dinner out in Boston exceeded our expectations! Attentive staff, yummy apps, impeccable sushi rolls. Miso cod was mouth watering, Strip steak was the most tender ever tasted, peppers were to die for.

1  Thank ramir75
Reviewed 19 March 2018

We came here on a Sunday evening with high expectations having read and good things about the restaurant. We were then shocked to find that they only serve ramen, some rolls and a few side dishes on Sundays. Judging from the reaction of other diners...More

Thank Bourgogneboy
Reviewed 15 March 2018

This was a high end place but one that you can easily make a quick stop to and be done in 30 min. combines quality, creativity and atmosphere.

Thank Hazim E
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Went for dinner with two colleagues. Nice looking restaurant. Staff a little arrogant. Prices are much too high. We ordered sashimi, sushi, some skewers, beans. Food was ok but didn't meet the expectations. Especially the sashimi was much too expensive. Service very poor. While restaurant...More

Thank dennisheesakkers
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Spectacular food & service. We sat at the sushi bar & had omakase. Was very expensive, but was expected and was a wonderful experience.

Thank Jdmama905
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Awesome service, awesome vibe. It’s on the second floor so it feels trendy. Great cocktails also. 5 stars from me. Left kind of hungry so expect an expensive meal if your over 200 lbs.

Thank JDBmore123
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

We went for our second and probably last meal at Pabu last night. Edamame and gyoza to start were both good. Miso cod (@$25 for a small plate) was tasteless. I️t is served in a broth over greens and squash. There was absolutely no flavor...More

Thank picklepiepeanut
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with
historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through
one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston
Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling
statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the
pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where,
during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting
children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$150
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Franklin St, Boston, MA 02110-1104
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 857-327-7228
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A modern izakaya & sushi bar by Chefs Michael Mina & Ken Tominaga, PABU presents a menu ideal for convivial dining -Small Plates, Sushi, Robatayaki, Entrees, Steaks, and Dessert.. Not to be missed, the omakase of Edo-style nigiri with sake pairing. Combining rustic, old-world Japanese charm with modern, urban sophistication, PABU presents an unforgettable, dynamic, social dining experience.
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