Before sushi proved how delightful rolled-up food could be, fish had been served folded over and rice woven into a basket. Collect creative sushi creations in your own food basket with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of food and drink at Osushi in the Back Bay.
Like 47 ronin samurai who can combine and transform into a giant robot dinosaur, Osushi’s sushi menu of Far East feast favorites offers its diners a modern take on classic traditions. Begin your banquet with the popcorn-shrimp tempura ($9), sidekicked with a spicy aioli sauce, before partaking of Osushi's sushi selections. The kanpachi ($8) sushi roll wraps baby Japanese yellowtail in a sleeping bag of rice, whereas the tobiko ($5) parks flying-fish roe in the hangar of your mouth. Makimono dishes include the Crystal Rainbow ($17), containing a savory spectrum of eel, avocado, cucumber, and three types of fish; the Spicy Scallop ($9), with scallop and spicy aioli; and the TNT ($9), containing baked spicy salmon, avocado, and a garlic-sesame oil. Osushi also serves lunch, with its midday menu containing variations of its dinner items.
Wash down your Neptune-approved nourishment with a selection from Osushi's sake or wine menus. A 300-milliliter bottle of Hananomai Junmai Ginjo sake from Mount Fuji ($24) should be enough to spur dining companions to enthusiastically sing along to the restaurant’s music, a concept for which there is no word in Japanese. Osushi's intimate dining space, illuminated by the firefly glow of elaborate lighting fixtures and accented by the lipstick-red tabletops, provides patrons with an elegant environment for scarfing down raw fish. Invite along the special overworked salaryman in your life and savor the raw romance of equally raw fish with today’s Groupon to Osushi.
- Think of it as a love letter to raw fish. Traditionalists will savor the thick, buttery cuts of salmon, tuna, and yellowtail. The more adventurous will relish the yellowtail roll, spiced with chopped garlic, daikon, and jalapeño, or the crispy shrimp tempura rolled with cucumber and spicy mayonnaise. – Boston
- I like Osushi. It may not be the most rad sushi bar in town in terms of exotic seafood and wacky maki, but owners Tim Panagopoulos and Kenichi Iwaoka have their shiitake together. – Mat Schaffer Boston Herald
- Best sushi in Boston!!! – OpenTable reviewer who dined on 05/22/2010
- Had a lot of fun here last night. Service was spectacular. They started us off with a delecious plum wine on the rocks special and it was de-lish. – hankmoody, Citysearch
High-backed booths, flickering candles, and minimalist red and black accents lend a sleek style to Osushi's intimate setting tucked inside the Westin Hotel. Chefs slice fresh fish to rest atop or inside sushi rice waiting to be plucked up by chopsticks. Their specialty makimono rolls draw from world cuisines with spicy aioli to add a dash of heat or prosciutto to lend an aria from the chef's favorite opera. Diners wash down bites of sashimi or tempura with selections from an extensive sake list, which includes specialty drinks made with seasonal fruit.