Casual Japanese dishes and sushi in Arlington? Look no further than Toraya Restaurant, with separate lunch and dinner hours every day of the week (except Mondays). Locals praise the fresh sushi and sing the merits of what just might be the best Japanese in all of Boston!
House specials are salmon okabe (broiled salmon and tofu with soybean paste, wrapped in bamboo leaf), renkon hasami age (chopped, seasoned shrimp sandwiched between lotus root slice, battered and fried), wafu steak (sirloin with Japanese mushroom and grated daikon), and nabeyaki udon (Japanese wheat noodles with chicken, egg, shrimp tempura, and vegetables in broth). Sake, wine, and beer are also available at Toraya Restaurant.
Try to go as early as possible because seating is limited. They don’t take reservation and at times, they can’t take take-out order when it’s too busy.