A sushi restaurant in Allston, identified for its inexpensive and distinctive choices, welcomed the general public for the final time this weekend.
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Fish Market Sushi Bar, an understated however memorable a part of the neighborhood’s eating scene, formally closed on Sunday. Homeowners Man Cheng and Kin Chan stated that the rationale for the shuttering is a lack of prospects within the aftermath of the pandemic, in addition to an increase in meals and labor prices. Chan added that each companions function different eating places that they are going to be specializing in as an alternative, Tori Jiro in Watertown and Saigon Tiger in Somerville’s Davis Sq..
“The rationale we’re closing is [that] after the pandemic, individuals’s consuming habits have been totally different,” Chan stated. He stated after COVID-19 hit, “individuals stayed domestically of their neighborhoods,” however earlier than, they’d “come from different cities to Allston.” Chan additionally stated that he seen diners exhibiting an curiosity in Sichuan delicacies and scorching pot, greater than Japanese sushi choices.
The restaurant on Brighton Avenue opened in 2009, after Cheng and Chan left their positions at Oishii, a excessive finish sushi bar, and determined to start out their very own enterprise. The house was minimalist, that includes 4 tables and a bar, and it might seat a most of 19 individuals. Fish Market Sushi Bar’s homeowners carried over the abilities that they had discovered at Oishii’s South Finish and Chestnut Hill areas, getting ready delicacies that used recent, top quality elements, they stated.
Prospects loved ordering chilly appetizers just like the avocado ball, made with tuna, flying fish roe, and extra, combined with a lemony mayo dressing. In addition they would dine on the black cod with candy miso, a scorching appetizer. Different standard menu objects included the foie gras with truffle sushi and the Chef Tony salmon maki, that includes elements like seared salmon, crab stick, and tempura flakes. To drink, the Momokawa Pearl sake, which showcased tropical flavors like coconut and banana, was a favourite amongst visitors.
Chan stated that he’ll miss the neighborhood and the staff who labored at Fish Market Sushi Bar for a few years. Cheng stated that the restaurant will maintain a particular place in his reminiscence.
“It [became] a second dwelling,” he stated. “You bought to see new individuals. … It was energetic. We might simply discuss to anybody who got here into our restaurant.”
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