The Cornerstone continues a Somerville tradition with a new twist focused on the world’s best comfort food based on family recipes — kitchen family included. With a deep background in New American, Japanese, and pan-Asian cuisine, Chef David seeks to bring even more delicious variety to Somerville’s already-incredible culinary range. As a Somerville native, Chef David wants to bring international family comfort food to new heights as a culinary experience while keeping the local feeling and comfort established by the restaurants long history on this Beacon St. corner. Bring your friends and family to make new delicious memories with a menu that reflects Chef David’s experiences and travels, bringing the world’s best back to his people in Somerville.
Head Chef David Toraji Oshima has a wide range of restaurant experience over a two-decade career. His first food job was grilling tri-tip in a Honolulu parking lot. Since then, Chef David has worked as a knife-flipping hibachi cook, grilled in a swanky steakhouse, run an award-winning American brunch program, served as a head sushi chef, managed a specialty pizza shop, and much more. He has cooked (and eaten) across the United States, Japan, Korea, China, and studied LA and Mexico’s best-kept family food secrets. Chef David most recently served Boston’s most popular udon at Yume Ga Aru Kara, where designed recipes for the noodles and soup bases. He also served as Chef at viral ramen sensation Yume O Katare. Chef David is a Somerville native, born and raised, and is proud to bring the world’s best dishes back to his hometown.
282 Beacon St. Somerville, MA 02143
Thurs: 11am-3pm 5-10pm
Fri:11am-3pm 5-11 pm
Sat: 11am-3pm 5-11 pm
Sun: 11am-3pm 5-10 pm