Bluefin offers taste, value
Tucked away in the big Porter Exchange Building behind the T-Stop in Porter Square, you’ll find a cozy array of Japanese restaurants and shops. Bluefin Japanese Restaurant & Bar is one of these busy hotspots, offering some of the best sushi values in all of Cambridge and Boston.
Bluefin’s newly expanded digs now sport bright modern lighting, beautiful paper art lighting sculptures and new hardwood floors, while the older portion retains its long sushi bar and cozy, lived-in feeling. Expect to stand in line on weekends as they don’t take reservations.
The lines are partly because of the food but also because of the excellent prices, especially on their “super sushi” combos. You can chow down on 12 pieces of sushi for $16, 18 for $24, 24 for $30, 30 for $36 or bring your friends and order the largest combo—110 pieces for $100.
If you enjoy maki rolls, make sure you get the soft shell crab special roll ($8.00).
I wouldn’t say that the sushi is the best around but it’s consistent and each time I have been there.
The rice has been the right stickiness and the fish has been fresh.
The menu is standard Japanese fare but well-executed.
The miso soup isn’t too salty as it can be in some sushi houses.
Appetizers are inexpensive at $5.00 each.
We noshed on perfectly steamed edamame and some of the best steamed gyoza I’ve had in a long while.