Fusion sushi, a cross between Japanese flavors and the delicate sauces and styles of France, is the specialty of this mini-chain recently opened at the Burlington Mall. You’ll find items like lemon-basil salmon maki and otoro with caviar and truffles. To explore what is optimally fresh, choose the Omakase menu, curated by the chef and optionally paired with sake or wine tastings.
75 Middlesex Tpke., Burlington, 781-365-0660, karmaasianfusion.com
Maki Sushi Bar & Grill
Locals have sworn by this Main Street staple for years, waxing poetic over glisteningly fresh fish and creative combinations like sushi pizza and the Incredible Hulk roll. Like it hot? Try the Mexican Roll, with tempura shrimp, fresh jalapeños, and seven spice shichimi pepper, dressed with spicy mayo.
43 Main St., Peabody, 978-854-5426, makisushibar.net