Brace yourself for some hard truth: in Japan, nobody orders caterpillar rolls. In fact, when you take a seat at this acclaimed-but-oft-overlooked sushi spot just east of Harvard Square on Mass Ave., don't order anything — just say the magic word, "omakase." Then watch as plate after plate of fresh, locally-sourced sashimi, nigiri, and Japanese seafood delicacies arrive as part of chef Seizi Imura's uniquely prepared tasting menu. The only other words you'll need? "Sake" and "Thanks."
1105 Massachusetts Ave., Harvard Square (617-492-0434).