Uni Sashimi Bar
370 Commonwealth Ave., Boston
It started with pop-ups like Guchi’s Midnight Ramen, from the folks at O Ya. Now Uni Sashimi Bar in the Eliot Hotel serves late night bowls of the Japanese noodle soup from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (only Friday and Saturday once college kids head home for the summer). For $10, you order one of three kinds: a traditional bowl with slow-roasted pork shoulder, beef short rib and kimchi, or a vegetarian miso-shoyu. “We do it for fun, it’s not something we really publicize on the website. It’s for the industry and anyone else who wants to come in and have a good time,” says chef Tony Messina.