Boston >Food & Dining > Typhoon
725 Boylston St Ste 1, Boston, MA | Directions 0211642.349590 -71.080159
Monday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Back Bay, Back Bay East
They don't even value their customers, that they setup a stupid groupon discount to trick their customers. The Groupon discount said to be buy $45 to get up to $94 value, but the limited you to have only one Starter, two entries, one desert for two people. I mean this is for two people, one starter, one desert? Of course not enough, right? So you started to order something else thinking that you have up to $94 value to spend. But turning out that you are trapped in the ridiculous rule and end up paying a total amount (Groupon Price + Difference) that is more than the $94 value. I'm sick of company like this to make you feel stupid of honoring your purchase.
Horrible Service, Below Average Fod, Just BAD, BAD, BAD – Went there for a birthday for a friend. We asked specifically for a vegetarian dish, they brough a dish with a fish sauce. When asked if we could exchange it for a vegetarian dish, the waitress refused and said she would have to charge us. We had to talk the manager. Moreover, the food was bland and uninspiring. But the next thing the waitress did, really pissed us off. We told the waitress it was our friend's birthday and if she could brink a small cake with candle. She said ofcourse. We ordered dessert of ourse as well and waited and waited but no birthday came ever came for our friend, while another party next to us got a birthday cake for their friend. After the dinner was over we asked the waitress what happened, she had the audacity to tell us that she got "busy". Why would she lie to us and tell she could do it? At least have the common courtesy to come back and tell us that she cant honor our request, instead of being misleading. We will definitely not be coming back here.
Yikes – This is the first restaurant I've ever been moved to write about because it was SO TERRIBLE!!!! My boyfriend and I, who are frequent restaurant goers, were in the mood for good sushi, and decided to go to this establishment as we had been there one time previously for an appetizer and a drink. We ordered two rolls, eel and cucumber and the "typhoon" roll (salmon, tuna, yellowtail, and sweet egg), and the sashimi deluxe dinner. The service was very good, but when the meal arrived, we were surprised by the arrangement, the color of the fish, and the preparation of all items. First off, all of the sashimi had a grayish hue, typically indicative of old or frozen fish. Then, the taste and texture were disgusting...chewy, bland, and all of the pieces looked like they had been cut by a dull butter knife, with outer layers of skin left on. To make the experience even more appetizing, was the martini glass full of seaweed salad stuck to the sashimi plate by an enormous glob of wasabi. The "typhoon roll" was missing the yellowtail, the rice was hard, and the eel roll looked like it had been created by a first grader. But our favorite point of the service, was the apparently drunk sushi chef intermittently smoking cigarettes in front of the restaurant, in full view of all paying customers.
Expensive, gross, and visually unappealing. We will never return.
Good Sushi, Great Location – Great sushi, Very nice interior(has a wall sized water fall/trickle.
I recommend the yam roll(dont remember what it was called) it is warm and a little crunchy. VERY GOOD.
A little bit dressy, anything but a t-shirt is fine though.
Nice waiters always at hand to refill your water.
This is a Great spot! – I moved to Boston for almost a year and I felt in love with this Typhoon for its sushi and its cozzy atmosphere. I've been dining around to experience other sushi places, but nothing out there convinced me to keep coming back, but Typhoon. Very attentive service, food come out fast, great wine list (they offer all wines by the glass and bottles which is great for everyday dining out), exotic drinks from the bar are unique too. I heard Typhoon has been there for over 10 years and has been improving and improving... that's the only way to stay in business. Unlike some places I've been to, same old same old, and sometimes they just shut down and disappeared, like Typhoon's Korean neighbor, Jae's or 711 Underground Sushi, whatever,.. they just disappeared.
pick another sushi restaurant – went with a small group, drinks were great and sushi was fine but we saw a rodent scamper by us in the front dining room! we all got a little scared (obviously) and the people there acted like it was not a big deal! they said they see them all the time. we had to ASK for a discount off of our bill and they only offered 10% off for our troubles. I would NEVER go back to this restaurant....health inspectors beware.
Awesome sushi at a great price – My wife and I have visited 4 local susheries and this one is by far our favorite. We typically get there before 8 so there's never a crowd and we have yet to wait for seating. They have a great variety of normal as well as "special" rolls and the B-52 and Dragon Rolls are our favorites. I also tried a shrimp and coconut soup this past trip that turned out to be quite delicious. It was surprisingly complex in flavor and ran the gamut from hot to sweet. Definitely delicious and something I'm going to try again. We normally get service that borders on "odd" but as long as you are not in a rush it's easy to laugh off service that takes a little longer from a dude with a Philly accent or whatever their specific oddity may be. It's a high traffic locale and it surprises me that they don't charge more but drinking moderately you can get out of there for under $75 for two people and that's my kind of place!
Cold food, rude service, not recommended for wine lovers – Visited Typhoon last Saturday in a party of 8. Everything started ok but things went downhill rapidly with the arrival of the entrees, all of them were cold. When they came back from a trip to the microwave one by one over a 15 minute period the food was hot but the plates were freezing meaning that the food had gone cold before it was eaten. The wine ?list? was quite disastrous, we decided to order another bottle of our first bottle of wine but it was unavailable as was our second, third and fourth choices so we stayed on water. You would think that nothing could possibly go wrong with that but there was a young waitress going round with a pitcher topping up diners drinking water with the worst attitude imaginable, the water was practically being thrown at everybody. She also had a very rude reaction to being asked a quite civil question about the check which we had already requested from two other members of the staff. When the check finally arrived, about 15 minutes later, to our disgust there was a gratuity of 18% already added, if it had been discretionary it would have been 0%. When paying the check we complained to a senior member of staff but were merely paid lip service. A most unpleasant dining experience.
This sushi place is a great spot everytime I visit Boston. – After living my college life for almost 7 years in Boston, Typhoon was one of my faves where my friends and I used to go wild with sake-bombs and kamekaze shots! These memories bring me back to Typhoon everytime I visit Boston. Of-course my friends aren't there with me anymore, but Typhoon's staff is always great, especially Teresa, the cutest, sweetest, hostess/bartender and my favorite server Fabio.
I reccomend this place to those who are young, energetic, and outgoing. People who enjoy having a great meal with the nicest and educated servers in a cool and fancy atmosphere.
For those who are rude, "don't get out much", or "hang out with the wrong crowd", or "expect the best for your money"... don't come to Typhoon. Trust me, they don't need you. And you know who you are!
Well, I hope you find my comment helpful. If you need to reach me, come to LA!
Good drinks, decent ambiance, okay food – I've been here twice -. some items are pretty good, some are completely terrible - the waitstaff is not too good at advising you on what to order. They have some really interesting cocktails, including one that comes in a coconut shell (very good). Overall I would say this place is just okay. Also, it is completely not a good place for little kids - very cramped and tough to fit a high chair in there (the second time I was there I had my 15 month old neice with me).
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