Have a hankering for sushi after a long day’s work? Hop off the Red Line at Bryn Mawr and pop into Shinobu, located just under the tracks.
Shinobu uses fresh ingredients and offers standard, moderately-priced Japanese fare. The Ikea-meets-Zen décor brings a minimalist vibe to the space, and service is attentive and friendly.
Shinobu encourages customers to bring their own beverages, and with no corkage fee, why not pair sake with your miso soup and edamame and white wine with your nigiri? In addition to the typical ginger and wasabi condiments served with sushi, your plate will arrive with strips of pickled beet, which adds an interesting flavor component to maki rolls and noodle dishes alike.
Average cost: <$10
Centerstage Reviewer: Abbey Gillespie