"We had to redo everything from the ground up," Ma says. "We basically gutted the place." The effort paid off. The decor is sparse but tranquil, with muted orange walls and dark wood trim. It seats just thirty-seven, including eight at the sushi bar, and has a hushed, intimate feel. As for the growing popularity of Japanese restaurants, and sushi places in particular, Ma's not surprised. "It's healthy food," he says. "And people are more health conscious these days."
Nagomi Sushi, 1754 Plymouth., 761-5800. Mon.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 4:30-10 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 4:30-10 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 3-10 p.m.
[Originally published in January, 2010.]