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On the Cheap: Irashai

A lot of teriyaki joints turn out underwhelming food, but restaurants in Chinatown can't get away with generic Americanized fare so easily.
Hot and cold comforts in Chinatown, by way of Japan
By WEI-HUAN CHEN  |  December 07, 2012
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Tasting excellence at Miyake

There is a theory about the extreme inequality found in American culture and economy that goes something like this: inequality is the price of a culture designed to identify and reward great talent.
Flavor frenzy
By BRIAN DUFF  |  May 18, 2012
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Review: Thelonious Monkfish

The name bit flipped all the cats and kitties and the squares and the cubes, but it ends up jive; don't jibe with the vibe.
Sure-handed sushi, all jazzed up
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  May 18, 2012
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Review: Lim’s

Another Thai restaurant in Providence? Well, since Lim's has solid offerings that can stand up to comparisons, maybe they have a shot.
A welcome addition to Thai restaurant ranks
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 04, 2012
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Review: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Eighty-five-year-old Jiro, with his unchanging expression and bald pate, resembles a wizened turtle. Leaving home at age 9 and forced to fend for himself, he would become the world's greatest sushi chef.
A quest to sushi chefdom
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 06, 2012
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This just in ...

California's shores are awash with an unusually delicious danger.
Hoopleville
By DAVID KISH  |  March 30, 2012


Review: Sakura

On Wickenden Street with a friend, looking for a reasonably priced lunch, it occurred to me that a nice bowl of donburi would be cheap and filling. Sakura it was.
Lots of choices for lunch
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 09, 2011
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Where to go with what's in your pocket (or couch, or car)

After about two weeks of being back in school and eating every meal — day after day after day — in the cafeteria, it's going to start sucking. It's actually written in the student handbook.
Cheap eats
By LEISCHEN STELTER  |  September 02, 2011
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Review: Red Lantern

Red Lantern's menu (and the design of the giant room) hedges its bets — there's a decent sushi bar, a drinking bar with sports on the TVs, a flurry of hot-pot tables, and some serious steaks.
Nostalgic fusion with so much for so many
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  August 12, 2011
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Culinary changes on Westminster Street

Talking to the owners of Farmstead and Flan y Ajo Tapas Bar about bringing the Downcity area to life is like a study in generation gap.
Citywatch
By NICOLE FRIEDMAN  |  July 01, 2011

Review: The Fish Market

The first encouraging sign was that the two men greeting us beaming broadly were the host and, we later learned, the executive chef. These guys were clearly happy. Business must be doing well.
Already has its sea legs
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 08, 2011


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Review: Pai Men Miyake

I suppose there will be a time when Portlanders barely remember Masa Miyake's first sushi bar.
Second time’s as charming
By BRIAN DUFF  |  March 25, 2011

Review: Ebisu

If you like Japanese food but you’re sick of sushi, then you’ll probably love Ebisu. Named after one of the Seven Gods of Fortune, who brings luck to fishermen and merchants, the place doesn’t even serve sushi, as if the offering would be too boringly o
Ingenuity instead of sushi
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 11, 2011
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Portland broadens its cuisines in 2010

Portland's year in food in 2010 was marked by new ventures on the part of established players on the food scene.
International taste
By BRIAN DUFF  |  December 24, 2010
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Continuing education August 2010

Plus, learn to draw comics, make sushi, and improve your stroke technique.
Wanna be a game developer? There's a class for that.
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 06, 2010
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Informal ed

In college, there was Aeschylus. There was the Battle of Gettysburg, chiaroscuro, the second law of thermodynamics.
When you swap memorizing for learning, sparks fly and tuna rolls
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  August 06, 2010


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Review: Basho Japanese Brasserie

Weirdly situated in the Fenway, this large restaurant from the owners of Back Bay's Douzo conveys an immediate sense of space well apportioned, with the minimalist fascination of the best haiku.
A tasty fusion of new and traditional Japanese fare
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  June 25, 2010
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Buddachen

The Web site says “modern Asian bistro” and the other description they’ve put out is “ultra trendy modern Asian cuisine.”
Jae’s grill is reborn with pan-Asian zen
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  May 07, 2010