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Safer Sushi

An all-natural, organic way to enjoy raw fish



o one worried much about eating sushi, until Jeremy Piven cried mercury and some people started questioning the safety of it. That’s where Genki Ya steps in. This under-the-radar restaurant in sushi-saturated Brookline stands apart by featuring organic, all-natural sushi in a relaxing, tiny space. Nothing timid about this: The raw fish is bold, the portions huge, the service stellar, the setting sleek. And the best secret is that the meal comes topped off with a free dessert of silky tapioca pearls, red beans, coconut milk, and sweet green tea ice cream. Tuder



You can download (even to your phone) the Environmental Defense Fund’s Pocket Seafood Selector, which lists the healthiest fish to order, and the best and worst (farmed Atlantic salmon roe—ikura—or Maine sea urchin, called uni) for the environment.