Futago is a nice little neighborhood udon spot in Audubon Circle. It serves cold bowls in addition to warm ones, so you don’t need to completely forsake it for the few months a year when just thinking about a big bowl of hot broth makes you sweat. That’s good news, because this airy spot with a few outdoor tables is a good option to grab lunch any time.
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Orfano is an Italian steakhouse in the Fenway. It has a three-foot tall pepper mill, so that’s something.
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Sweet Rice is a casual Thai/sushi place Jamaica Plain. It’s a good option for a casual bite if you’re in the neighborhood.
Kamakura is a high-end Japanese restaurant downtown with tasting menus in addition to a la carte options.
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Yume Wo Katare is a popular ramen place in Cambridge where you’ll be urged to share your dreams after the meal.
Mei Mei is the brick and mortar of a great foodtruck that serves Chinese-American food for lunch.
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