Omori is a small, lively izakaya in Brookline Village. It’s right across the street from what is currently the only dispensary in Boston, but hold off on that until dessert, because the food here is good enough to be appreciated without performance enhancers. It’s far from the best Japanese place in Boston, but if you live nearby you should pop in a few times a year for sake and robata skewers.
Search by Perfect For
More spots in BrooklineSee more
Ganko Ittetsu Ramen
Ganko Ittetsu is a ramen spot in Brookline that serves a variety of excellent bowls.
More Japanese spotsSee more
The Groove is a cocktail lounge inside Hojoko that's a great place to hang out if you like hanging out in 1970s bachelor pads.
Tiki Rock is an over-the-top tiki bar where you should go to kick off your next night out.
Oishii in the South End is a great omakase spot that’s perfect for when you can’t get into O Ya.
Suggested by our writers
Uni is a flashy Japanese izakaya in Back Bay with a $16 spoon, hot rock wagyu beef, and lots of small plates you won’t want to stop ordering.
Hojoko is a Japanese restaurant in the Fenway that is the opposite of a sensory deprivation tank.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more