Wouldn’t it nice if every restaurant only made one dish and just did a damn good job of it? Well, maybe not, actually, but it works for this Porter Square udon shop. This place is as casual as it gets and limits your choice to hot or cold. We prefer the cold, but make your own choice—it isn’t much of a lift to explore the menu here.
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Veggie Galaxy is a vegetarian diner that gets pretty crazy considering it’s a vegetarian diner.
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Ittoku is a Porter Square izakaya inside a windowless mall, and it’s better and way more fun than you expect a restaurant in a windowless mall to be.
Oishii in the South End is a great omakase spot that’s perfect for when you can’t get into O Ya.
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Hojoko is a Japanese restaurant in the Fenway that is the opposite of a sensory deprivation tank.
Chalawan is a Southeast Asian restaurant in Porter Square that reinforces the idea that Porter Square is secretly one of our best food neighborhoods.
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