One hour – that’s how long we waited from the time Junji Fine Japanese Cuisine opened its doors to our first meal there.  We had passed by the opening soon sign countless times as we drove by on Pleasant Street and my kids kept asking when we might go.  The thought of a sushi restaurant in Marblehead, and one whose chef had such a strong following at his former location, was too good to believe.

And so it was that on the opening night, we dined on dishes familiar and new.  The meal was excellent with fresh fish at very reasonable prices.  The only problem may be that the restaurant is fairly small and I anticipate longer and longer waits as word gets out.

If you haven’t tried them yet and are a fan of Japanese cuisine, head over to Junji (across from the Warwick and Spirit of ’76 bookstore).  Consider a reservation first though…