Japanese food

By - 9/5/14 - 10:16 pm

The owner of Vlora, 545 Boylston St., wants to sell the business - and its liquor license - to somebody who wants to re-open the place as Yamato II, serving Japanese food.

The transaction needs the approval of the Boston Licensing Board, which will hear from proposed Yamato II manager Ming Jiang at a hearing on Wednesday morning in its eighth-floor hearing room in City... Read more

By - 9/4/14 - 9:06 am

The Huntington News interviews a South End man who now provides home delivery of piping hot ramen noodle dishes to the South End, Back Bay and Beacon Hill.

By - 8/20/14 - 7:38 pm

City officials backed and praised efforts by two culinary entrepreneurs to open a restaurant on Bunker Hill Street that will focus on small-plate dishes and pizza.

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to approve both a food-serving license for Brewer's Fork, 29 Bunker Hill St. and the request of owners John Paine and Michael Austin to buy the beer, wine and liqueurs license of... Read more

By - 1/18/14 - 12:03 pm

Cara Rubinsky asks:

Can anyone suggest a kid-friendly sushi place in/near Cambridge to take out-of-towners for lunch?

By - 1/6/14 - 7:00 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Enzo Sushi on Kneeland Street has shut down its conveyor belt for the last time.

By - 2/25/13 - 9:43 am

Rachel Blumenthal checks out Somerville's newest round-treat emporium: Union Square Donuts, where most donuts go for $3, but the maple-bacon specials will set you back $3.50 each:

I found them to be worth the splurge, but I wouldn't make a frequent habit out of it.

She also reports that Backbar is now making ramen, but that it only makes ten portions of the stuff... Read more

By - 12/21/12 - 7:31 am

Pork place

Brad Kelly reports on the Yume Wo Katare ramen bar, which replaced Zing Pizza:

This place is a foreign country. They have two items: A massive bowl of noodles with pork and a massive bowl of noodles with more pork.

See it larger for part of the... Read more

By - 11/27/12 - 6:37 am

Liz recounts a sorry lunch at Osushi in Copley Place:

This place is only surviving on Groupon deals and unaware conference attendees. Don’t go to Osushi (it's difficult to find in the mall, so maybe if you tried to go, you gave up and went somewhere else, anyway). There are plenty of less expensive sushi places in Boston that have fresh fish and good

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By - 11/8/12 - 8:29 am

Petit Robert Bistro, 1414 Commonwealth Ave., could soon make way for a Japanese eatery serving sushi, yakitori and ramen noodles.

Kentaro Suzuki went before the Boston Licensing Board yesterday for permission to buy the French restaurant's beer and wine license so that he can open Ittoku.

Lawyer Jared Chrislip said Suzuki will pay a total of $200,000 to Petit Robert Bistro's owners for the... Read more

By - 8/17/12 - 11:09 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports what's replacing the old Zing Pizza.

By - 4/30/12 - 2:29 pm

BosGuy reports Yakitori Zai could open next week on Shawmut Avenue, serving up yakitori - charcoal-grilled meat on sticks.

By - 4/2/12 - 6:37 am

It's not the fresh fish that wins jglee over at Super Fusion Sushi in Cambridge - since most of it is obviously frozen - but the good value for the money, she reports:

I seriously believe Super Fusion Sushi wins the prize for the largest nigiris in Boston. The rice ball was about twice as a large as a normal rice ball, and likewise

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By - 1/13/12 - 8:17 am

The owners of the Ginger Exchange in Inman Square go before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday for permission to buy the Savant Project's beer and wine license from the bank that now owns it and turn the 1625 Tremont St. location into a sushi joint that promises to "inject a not-so-subtle element of fun and interest in the pure enjoyment of good food."... Read more

By - 3/23/11 - 7:19 pm

Eric Gittleman reports from the Allston Civic Association meeting tonight that Harvard wants to lease space in the Brighton Mills mall to a sushi place called Maki Maki. He says they won't be seeking a liquor license, so we probably won't see a repeat of the Stone Hearth unpleasantness.... Read more

By - 12/9/10 - 3:40 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved plans by Snappy Sushi to move into larger quarters and buy the beer and wine license owned by Sorento's, an Italian restaurant burned out of Peterborough Street last year.

Snappy Sushi is moving from its current location at 144 Newbury St. to the former Tealuxe at 108 Newbury St. at Clarendon, where it will have 44 indoor seats... Read more

By - 10/13/10 - 3:17 pm

A Japanese restaurant proposed for 529 Washington St. goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Oct. 20.

The license proposal for 350-square-foot Hoshi Japanese Restaurant calls for hours of 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week.... Read more

By - 10/13/10 - 6:41 am

Stephen Laniel declares Sapporo in Porter Exchange the victor over Ken's at the Allston Super 88.

By - 5/5/10 - 11:02 pm

Joe Ranft reports the transformation of the Roadhouse into a place called Umami that promises "world cuisine with Asian influence" is nearly complete - it's scheduled to open June 1.

... It was one long black gloomy facade taking up the entire block. And now Umami is this cheerful olive green, combined with the dark brown of American Craft, making for a much more

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