So here’s a tidbit that I normally don’t share. This little doggie is not a big fan of the restaurants in the immediate Harvard Square area. Let’s face it, these restaurants are for the tens of thousands of tourists, and students that live and visit our fine city. Food is turned out rather quickly, and while some restaurants handle the hustle better than others, there is just a general lack of quality in the food, not to mention the service. There are a few exceptions in my book, and the one this review is about is, Osushi.
Now let me set the story. I’ve been here a few times over the years, and while my first few visits were not particularly awe inspiring I have continued to go back. I know this goes against my second rule, which is restaurants have only 2 chances to win me over. But there is something special about this place, and my visit last night sealed the deal with me.
From the moment I walked in, the service was top-notch. Our waiter was friendly, personable, always around without bring intrusive or annoying, and he had a great sense of humor and personality, something seriously lacking in the restaurant world of late.
The vegetarian gyoza (pan-fried) were done to absolute perfection. They were soft and tender on top, golden and caramelized on the bottom. For my entrée, I ordered Yaki Soba a warm and flavorful dish of stir-fried ramen noodles with vegetables, ginger, and soy sauce. Everything about this dish was perfection with every chopstick portion giving off wonderful aromas and tantalizing flavors. This is a must have on their menu.
So if you find yourself in Harvard Square and wanting something other than quick serve, assembly line type food, consider getting your little paws over to Osushi. You won’t be disappointed.
Food: 4 Paws
Service 4 Paws