Published October 21, 2013
Blowtorched Sushi on Newbury Street
So... Sox in the series. Better do something at home to celebrate.
Like drizzle whiskey over some sushi and light it with a blowtorch.
Better yet: have the former sushi chef to the Patriots do it for you. At this place: Ikura
, an oaky
cove of lobster maki and nigiri pyrotechnics, opening Thursday on Newbury Street.
This place is tiny. And filled with shiny oak surfaces
. It might bring words to mind
like “nook,” “den” or “cubbyhole.” Or just... “perfect small Japanese place to take a date.”
So grab a sushi buddy and start perusing that menu. You’ve got more than 100 maki to choose from
But you’re selecting the Playboy Roll
. Because it’s a shrimp-tempura-and-tuna maki that’s
dripped with whiskey and blowtorched tableside. Feel free to blow it out and make a wish. Or just blow it
out. Yeah, definitely blow it out.
After that... you’ll probably be finding it difficult to follow the whole blowtorched-sushi thing. So just
sit back and sip a Sapporo or sake while à la carte yellowtail nigiri shows up at your table. Yes, you can
get that topped off with a blowtorch, too.
The yellowtail, not the Sapporo.
254 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02116