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Excellent dinner at Oga's (really long)

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Excellent dinner at Oga's (really long)

pigletthepug | Jul 15, 2004 10:33 PM

Finally we found a sushi place that we'd love to return to. we usually go to ginza or oishii. somehow we don't like fugakyu. our complain with ginza is that the sushi was very 'rough' and limited selection. oishii is fine, but the wait too ridiculous and both the fish and rice too big.

Based on reading some posts on chowhound and others, we decided to try Oga's for lunch sometime last week and had a favorable impression. We asked around, and found out that they had omekase menu. so we came today for dinner. we didnt have any reservation, but were seated immediately at the sushi bar. the restaurant was full, but not overflowing.

we said to the chef that we wanted to try the omekase menu, starting at about $50 per person, with a mix of sushi and sashimi but no maki.

First serving was a sashimi platter with unusual fish. we had chutoro, aji, excellent Californian uni, conger eel, mirugai and some other stuff whose names i honestly cant remember. i liked the uni and the aji (served with ponzu sauce) best.

then came many pieces of excellent sushi. unagi, anago, aji, two types of Japanese mackerel, ika (squid), hirawasa (i think belly of some sort of yellow tail family), seared toro, seared kobe beef. i might have forgotten some sushi pieces. we also ordered kumamoto served with ponzu sauce, negitoro, some more uni, and some more of the hirawasa. had a hot sake and complimentary sesame ice cream dessert.

bill came to $170 for 2 people before tip. the sashimi platter alone was $65 (including the kumamoto oysters i think). next time we'll just try omekase sushi or try sushi ala carte, both because we think $65 was too steep and because we like sushi more than sashimi.

what i really like about the place is that it actually carries a wide variety of fish, not just your typical salmon and tuna. also, the serving is more what i am used to in the sense that the rice is small and the fish cut proportionally, and they both fit in one bite.
all the staff was very friendly as well.

we definitely will come back. excellent food, no wait, well proportioned cut, 20 minutes away from boston.

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