This Groupon gets you $30 worth of meticulously arranged raw-fish rolls for half price at Ma Soba in Beacon Hill. Ma Soba was named the best sushi restaurant in 2006 by Citysearch. The menu is stuffed with 53 different maki rolls (including baked and tempura rolls), ikura and hamachi sushi, and Japanese, Chinese, Thai, and Korean favorites. Regulars love the ninja roll (albacore tempura, crab, tobiko, and avocado, $10.95), the disco shrimp roll (layers of baked shrimp, tobiko, scallops, spicy crab, and avocado, $12.95), or the roll roll (sourdough roll, kaiser roll).
The exceptional, fresh, and expertly-cut raw-fish specialties are served in an airy, light-filled dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows, wood chairs, stone floor, and rich red tablecloths. Every level of the multi-tiered sleek sushi spot feels open, especially on warm days when the restaurant slides away the glass window panes, removes the roof, and dismantles the walls. Parking is just $5—a time-saver when you're dining in Beacon Hill or need to make a quick exit after dinner to donate blood.
A banner printed with tiny white fish flutters above Ma Soba's sushi bar, where chefs in pert white hats tuck ribbons of fish atop rice and seaweed. In the kitchen, stovetops sizzle with Chinese, Korean, Thai, and other Asian dishes, such as bulgogi, tempura-battered seafood and vegetables, and entrees spiced with chili-and-ginger general tso's sauce. Wine and water goblets moor maroon tablecloths in the softly lit dining room, where potted orchids and bromeliads complement a Japanese screen painted with branches and cherry blossoms. Ma Soba also packs entrees into tidy containers for carryout and delivery orders to offices, homes, and tree houses.
156 Cambridge St.
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