Looking to satisfy your appetite for Japanese fare?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Japanese restaurants around Somerville, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to meet your needs.
1. Fuji at Assembly
Located at 320 Canal St. in Assembly Square, the sushi bar and Japanese spot is the highest-rated Japanese restaurant in Somerville, boasting four stars out of 391 reviews on Yelp. Favorite dishes include the lobster rangoon, spicy tuna roll and green tea tiramisu.
2. Ebi Sushi Bar
Next up is Union Square’s Ebi Sushi Bar, situated at 290 Somerville Ave. With four stars out of 303 reviews on Yelp, the sushi bar and Japanese spot has proven to be a local favorite. Customers particularly love the miso salmon roll, chirashi bowls and fried soft-shell crab.
3. Sugidama Soba & IzakayaDavis Square’s Sugidama Soba & Izakaya, located at 260 Elm St., Suite 106, is another top choice. Yelpers give the izakaya and sushi bar four stars out of 256 reviews, citing the uni soba, yakitori skewers and fresh tofu as favorite picks.
4. Snappy Kitchen
Offering ramen, gyoza, and sushi, Snappy Kitchen is a Davis Square go-to, with four stars out of 239 Yelp reviews. Head over to 234 Elm St. to sample the pork belly kakuni or tan tan men for yourself.
5. Tsurumen Davis
Finally, there’s Tsurumen, a Davis Square favorite with 4.5 stars out of 35 reviews. Stop by 420 Highland Ave. to hit up this ramen spot the next time you’re looking to satisfy your cravings: diners rave about the chicken paitan broth and perfectly cooked onsen eggs.