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Super Fusion: Satisfy Your Sushi Craving Without Going Broke

Despite the hokey name, “Super Fusion”  is  one of the Boston area’s most popular sushi spots for value-priced, remarkably fresh sushi and tweaked Asian specialties. This tiny storefront in Brookline has only 4 tables and another 4 seats at the sushi bar, so it is not the place for intimate dining, but Super Fusion’s legions of regulars don’t seem to mind the no-frills surrounds.  (Note: Super Fusion’s Watertown location is much more spacious and very appropriate for evening dining with a bigger sushi bar, and many more tables).

You will be given a laminated menu and a  dry-erase marker to make your choices. There are dozens of standard nigiri and maki selections - and most orders range from just $5.00 - $6.00.  Connoisseurs may want to choose the sashimi deluxe ($25.00) features the chef’s choice of tender fish, cut long and  thick.  But Super Fusion’s most interesting offerings are its many types of “House Special Maki”. The sake papaya maki ($10.50)  and a spicy shrimp tempura maki ($11.00)  will most assuredly convince sushi-newbies.

As for “fusion” there are several  good  non-sushi apps like wok-fried calamari and  fried crab wontons. There’s a better than average salad selection here too-  the lobster and mango salad and  a grilled chicken green salad  will appeal to “always on a diet”- types.  The  hot entree choices include tempura, teriyaki and a few grilled items.

Inexpensive lunch bento boxes which include an selection of  either sushi or sashimi are  served with miso soup, rice, salad and fruit and
range from $9.00 - $13.00 and are hugely popular.

Super Fusion I, 690A Washington St. Brookline, 617-277-8221

Super Fusion II  54 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown, 617-926-4164