Seiyo occasioned one of my bi-weekly trips across the rivah; its welcoming yet elegant atmosphere and excellent wine list made me glad, in the end, that I'd braved the #1 bus.
The menu is an experience in needless complication; it was a bit difficult to clearly tell what the best options were. Happily, I was there with a group (and unsurprisingly, had shown up late), so I was able to sample the entrees of my companions before making my selection. Everything I tasted was superb, but the nigiri sushi was what ultimately won my heart. Unadorned, creamy fish reminded me with every bite why eating one's food raw is sometimes such a superb idea.
The pricing is excellent as well (important for those who, like me, are on a budget). We were a large and boisterous group, and though towards the end of the night it was clear the staff was hoping we would head home, they stayed courteous and attentive as we wrapped up and headed our separate ways. An absolutely lovely South End spot that I hope to see a lot more of when the weather gets nicer again - I hear they have outdoor seating!
Pros: truly incredible quality of fish
Cons: rawther baffling menu