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1 Franklin St, Boston, MA 02110-1110
+1 857-327-7228
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average19%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“omakase” (4 reviews)
“skewers” (5 reviews)
“wagyu beef” (3 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
1 Franklin St, Boston, MA 02110-1110
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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
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Last week on a bitterly cold Monday I suggested to my friend we try Pabu Izakaya in the new Millennium Tower in Downtown Crossing. Pabu brings superstar Chef Michael Mina to Boston with this high-end and chic Japanese restaurant. We were meeting early – around...More

Thank LifeFoodWine
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

An excellent meal in a very large and well laid out restaurant, which was very busy. My wife and I shared some sushi, then various kebabs (pork, chicken, beef) with sticky rice and sweet potato. Quite delicious. Our waiter was very helpful in suggesting combinations,...More

1  Thank ScotinAlabama
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

The food was fine, the staff was great and so was the ambiance, but completely not worth the money! Overpriced!

Thank Finnairmd11
Reviewed 15 October 2017

I had my 2 kids with me at the end of the day and I wanted sushi. We were near Govt Center so walked over there. They took wonderful care of us! We ordered different sushi, gyoza, tofu - the kids loved it and the...More

Thank Kendra00
Reviewed 29 September 2017

located in Downtown Crossing attached to a new high end hotel it has hotel prices (read $$$$). The atmosphere is nice, most of the food is of a very high quality and many of the dishes are well prepared. As with many high end restaurants...More

1  Thank tigerIS
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Pabu is a top end Japanese restaurant. The decor is stunning and the food quality is up there with some of the best I have ever eaten. It's not just trad sashimi / sushi, there are a lot of skewers, meats, and new ways in...More

1  Thank s p
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

I met with a business associate/friend for dinner. We ordered the tasting menu so we could try the Chefs diverse sushi concoctions. We were not disappointed. It started with an oyster and went on to an array of eel, tuna, trout, shrimp, scallop, sea urchin,...More

Thank deboraho502
Management response:Responded 10 August 2017

Dear Deborah, I am thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic experience with our sushi tasting menu. The quality of our ingredients is truly top-notch and I am so happy that you appreciated it! Please come back and visit us again soon, we look...More

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, Highchairs Available
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: 1 Franklin St, Boston, MA 02110-1110
  • 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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