From pretty much the day I moved to Boston, I knew I was going to be a fan of Ma Soba in Beacon Hill. It was a warm September evening and the floor to ceiling windows in the restaurant were all wide open as I walked by for the first time. Looking into the restaurant, I could see how amazing the sushi looked. As we passed by, two girls started yelling for us to help them; a homeless man was hanging through the windows harassing them as they tried to enjoy their sushi dinner. Welcome to Boston.
Two and a half years later, and Ma Soba is still my go-to for meeting up with friends and chowing down on sushi. No, it’s not the best sushi in Boston (though right after I wrote that sentence, I looked at their website and it actually says “Best sushi in Boston” as voted by Boston magazine, so OK, maybe it is close to the best), but it’s really good and extremely inexpensive as far as Boston sushi goes.
They have this amazing deal called “the combo.” Actually, I might have made that name up, but that’s how my friends and I refer to it. You can pick either 2 or 3 options from their list for a set price. We always get the 3 choice combo because it’s only $2 more expensive than the 2 option one, and it therefore would be ridiculous of us not to. So, I usually get 2 kinds of sushi and the vegetable dumplings, which are very delicious. The combos also come with a salad and miso soup, making it way more than enough for a meal. Though, last night, Sara and I finished every bite. We’re usually good like that.
I do wish the combo had more options as they don’t offer a unagi-maki, which is my favorite. But the it’s too good of a deal to even think about ordering rolls separately. And I was quite satisfied with my spicy tuna and California rolls.