Feeling torn about where to eat tonight? Allow us to focus your reservation-clicking finger on a curated list of the buzziest bars and restaurants in Boston right now— both brand-new joints and established favorites giving us new reasons for return visits….
Kamakura - Downtown has scored a sleek—and sizable—new option for Japanese cuisine. Kamakura comes from chef Youji Iwakura (previously of Basho and Uni, among others), and spreads itself over three levels: from a ground-floor kaiseki bar offering two nightly seatings (5:30 and 8 p.m.) for elaborate tasting menus, to an all-seasons rooftop lounge (named Kumo) for sipping sake while surrounded by stunning city views. We’re glad Iwakura went so big for his debut self-owned venture.
Try this: When you don’t have time for an extensive omakase experience, know that bento boxes of poke, sashimi and more are available for busy lunch crowds— and delivery service is launching soon.
Hot tip: Iwakura believes his may be the first Boston restaurant to serve Koshu wines, a delicate variety made from white grapes from the Yamanashi region of Japan.