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2261 Massachusetts Ave. (Dover St.) Send to Phone

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Sun's Cafe Restaurant Review

: Mom-and-Pop eateries lie very close to the hearts of Americans. They hit the taproot of food memories, conjuring visions of roadside cafés, countryside diners and home cooking. So it’s a delight to see this same type of feeling injected into a Pan-Asian find like Sun’s Café, a six-table, one-cook, three-cuisine place outside of Davis Square on Massachusetts Ave. Sun and Alice Lee are the owners. He’s a trained sushi chef who does the cooking and she patrols the little room like an eagle---prominent and pretty. The room is decorated with their child’s drawings, old magazines and curtains that seem very guest room-ish. Sushi is fresh, basic in its maki and sashimi preparations, and presented in sizable portions. Thai and Korean staples are also on offer. The bi bim bap is lovingly prepared (the Lee’s are Korean), the veggie dumplings are wrapped in spinach skins and addictive, the noodles in yellow curry sweet-spicy. Sun’s, besides being an example of able and sprightly-flavorful Asian cooking, has also carved out a niche as a real health nut/vegetarian hang. Coincidence or smart move on behalf of the area’s sizable yogi crowd, it doesn’t matter. Things that taste good transcend intention. Note to drinkers: this is a dry restaurant.


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