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By adamg - 11/23/22 - 12:05 pm

The Japanese consulate has organized a ramen crawl for Friday - get ramen at the listed noodle joints in Boston, Cambridge, Somerville and Medford and collect stamps - when you get five, that's enough to get a T-shirt proving that the day after Thanksgiving, you ate a lot of ramen.

By adamg - 4/13/22 - 9:43 am

Richard Auffrey vows to return to Momosan Ramen at Hub Hall, where he went for lunch recently:

The Karaage ($12) is Japanese-style fried chicken with a spicy garlic soy sauce. ... First, this dish was ample, with plenty of pieces of fried chicken, and was large enough to share. Second, the fried coating was crunchy and flavorful, enhanced by the spicy garlic soy. There was plenty of moist chicken inside the crisp coating, and the dish definitely is near the top of my favorite karaage dishes.

By adamg - 12/30/21 - 1:39 pm

JP Seafood Cafe on Centre Street announced today it's closed its dining room, just like back in the spring of last year. Read more.

By adamg - 12/1/21 - 1:40 pm

A Connecticut chain that serves Japanese ramen and Vietnamese pho wants to open its first Boston restaurant at 44 Thomson Pl., but the Fort Point Neighborhood Association is asking the Boston Licensing Board to scale back its proposed 12:30 a.m. closing time to a more Boston time of 11 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 8/2/21 - 10:29 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the space now occupied by Oishii is for sale. That includes the indoor waterfall.

By adamg - 5/20/21 - 9:26 pm

The Globe reports that Eastern Standard, Island Creek Oyster Bar and the Hawthorne will be replaced by brasserie, seafood and sushi "concepts" run by some New York concern that runs other "concepts" in places like Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

By adamg - 3/23/21 - 10:28 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Teriyaki House, 1110 Boylston St., around the corner from Mass. Ave., will be closing forever on March 27.

By adamg - 6/21/20 - 7:47 pm
Sakurabana now closed

Mariebmorris reports a small sign posted to the door of Sakurabana, 57 Broad St. downtown announces its closing, that after 36 years in business, Covid-19 made it impossible for owner Hironori Koga to keep going.

By adamg - 5/20/19 - 12:52 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the under-construction Arsenal Yards (where the Arsenal Mall used to be) will be the first US home of Tori Jiro, a yakitori chain that also serves fried chicken and chicken meatballs for people who don't prefer their chicken in small bites and roasted on skewers.

By adamg - 2/20/19 - 2:44 pm

Nomadicfeels asks:

Where can I get really good ramen in Boston?

By adamg - 9/10/18 - 6:26 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports the owner of Van Shabu want to concentrate on a couple of suburban restaurants for now.

By adamg - 8/28/18 - 11:36 pm

UPDATE, 8/29: Mess cleaned up, restaurant cleared to re-open.

A Boston health inspector shut Totto Ramen, 169 Brighton Ave., today after a sprinkler burst, sending sprinkler water all over the kitchen - from a large container of tripe stew to cutting boards and other food-prep surfaces to walls.

The restaurant can re-open once everything's been cleaned up and the kitchen passes a re-inspection.

By adamg - 7/13/18 - 11:39 pm

TsuruTonTan, a Japanese chain that specializes in udon noodle dishes, is looking to open at the Hotel Commonwealth, 500 Commonwealth Ave. in Kenmore Square. Read more.

By adamg - 4/30/18 - 2:13 pm
Japanese woman on Boston Common

Michael Kerpan took in the annual Japan Festival on the Common yesterday. He took lots of photos and reports:

Despite the extremely variable weather yesterday, the event seemed reasonably well attended. As usual, a lot of interesting food, vendors, performers and attendees.

By adamg - 4/30/18 - 10:28 am

A sushi place in Brighton Center goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday for permission to let customers bring in their own wine and beer. Read more.

By adamg - 9/8/17 - 9:25 am

The owners of four suburban sushi and Japanese-grill restaurants in the suburbs have proposed turning the vacant old Citibank branch at 1924 Beacon St. into their latest restaurant. Read more.

By adamg - 8/25/17 - 4:33 pm

Matt Soleyn hooks us with the news that Haru Sushi Boston is no more.

By adamg - 6/7/17 - 10:24 am

A Japanese hot-pot place in Queens, NY, is expanding to Western Avenue in Brighton, taking over the space where the Maki Maki sushi buffet used to be. Read more.

By adamg - 4/26/17 - 10:52 am

Amateras, a 40-seat ramen bar at 112 South St. could open in a couple of months. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/17 - 10:50 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Pui Chung Siu buy the beer, wine and liqueur license now held by the Umai sushi restaurant at 412 Market Street and turn the space into a noodle place called South of Clouds.

Siu's attorney, Meihuei Hu, told the board this morning that Siu is planning only cosmetic changes to the restaurant's interior. Nobody opposed the request.

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