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COLLEGE GUIDE: Best Sushi Spots

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Sushi can be a splurge, so make sure you head to the right places to get your money's worth. Photo: wiki/mrmcdonnellS

Sushi is an expensive treat when on a college budget, so we compiled a list of the best places to make your night out worth it. Here are the locations around the city with the freshest sushi and the best vibe.

Most of the restaurants have special deals, especially for college students, making it easier to indulge in your favorite rolls.

7 Na Na Steak House, Worcester

Na Na Steak House has a modern feel as well as fresh and delicious sushi. Great for college students is Na Na’s lunch special—2 rolls for $10 or 3 rolls for $14. Open Monday-Friday 11-10, Saturday 11-11, Sunday 12-10, bar until 1am Monday-Saturday. 60 Shrewsbury St, Worcester, 508-755-8888. www.7nanasteakhouseworcester.com

Baba Restaurant & Sushi Bar, Worcester

Small and cozy, Baba Restaurant has an intimate feel. There is a wide variety of classic as well as specialty rolls. For a fun afternoon study break or a new date idea, visit Baba’s Sunday sushi-making classes from 2:30-4 pm. $50/person plus cost of sushi (reservations required). Open Mon-Thurs 11:30am-11:00pm; 
Fri 11:30am-12:30am
; Sat 2:30pm-12:30am
; Sun 2:30pm-10:30pm. 309 Park Ave, Worcester, 508-752-8822. www.babasushi.com

Kyoto Hibachi & Sushi, Worcester 

To mix up the night, try Kyoto for sushi and hibachi. Watch the chefs fry up your vegetables, steak or seafood right in front of you or try Kyoto’s specialty rolls. Or do both! Open for lunch Monday-Friday 11:00 am-3:00 pm, and dinner Monday-Thursday 4:30-10pm, Friday 4:30-10:30 pm, Saturday 11-10:30pm, Sunday 12-9:30pm. 535 Lincoln St, Worcester, 508-852-5788. kyotoofworcester.com

Haiku Sushi

Haiku is great for a study break or take-out sushi to help you get through a long night of preparing for a big test. Enjoy fresh, daily sushi specials. Open 4pm-10 pm weekdays, 4-11 weekends. 258 Park Ave, Worcester, 508-459-3033. www.haikusushi.com/index.html.

Sole Proprietor 

Sole Proprietor is perfect for a late-night, cheap meal. Try raw bar, seafood, sushi and desserts $6 each at the bar: Thursday 10pm-1am
, Friday and Saturday 11pm-1am
, Sunday 9pm-1am. 118 Highland St, Worcester,  508-798-3474. www.thesole.com

Sakura Tokyo Japanese Restaurant

Enjoy live music or a DJ every weekend at Sakura while dining on fresh sushi. There are a variety of sushi lunch and dinner specials to help you balance your budget. Open Monday-Thursday 11:30am-10:30 pm, Friday-Saturday 11:30am-1am and Sunday 12:00am-10pm. 640 Park Ave, Worcester, 508-792-1068. www.sakura-tokyo.com

Kai Sushi Bar & Grille, Worcester 

Take a break from cafeteria food and visit Kai, especially for their lunch specials. Open Sunday-Wednesday 11:30am-9:00pm and Thursday-Saturday 11:30am-10:00pm. 68 Stafford Street, Worcester, 508-770-1010. kaiworcester.com.


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