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Oishii Boston

#204 of 2,681 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
South End
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1166 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-4113 (E Berkeley St)
Silver line E Berkeley Stop
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Fabulous sushi

Excellent sushi, but expensive. Definitely for a special occasion -- very easy to spend over $100 per person.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Martha S
Somerville, Massachusetts
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Somerville, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent sushi, but expensive. Definitely for a special occasion -- very easy to spend over $100 per person.

Thank Martha S
Kuching, Malaysia
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Exquisite food, albeit a bit overpriced, probably because of its premium location among other factors. The decor was very contemporary and stylish, the ambience techno-Japanese, with groovy clubby electronic/house music playing in the background. Great service. Good for that once-in-a-blue-moon splurging. Highly recommended: enoki mushroom soup, mixed mushroom appetizer platter, sashimi (support fresh!) and the "Ultimate Crispy Shrimp" maki.

Thank Sitie
Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Oishii Boston takes the superb offerings in their Brookline sushi bar to another level of fine dining. Beautiful atmosphere with full bar offering. While the simple preparations exceed, Ting's creative mastery shines through. Bottom line the best sushi around. For a special treat, ask for a chef's special dinner. Doesn't get much better for sushi lovers.

Thank Ellen R
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Oishii used to be a very good place three years ago. The cuisine was interesting. In general, I have had the pleasure of eating at the very best sushi places in NYC and Tokyo. At my dinner last night at Oishii I was offerred what is more like supermarket sushi. There was also rather loud music which the managment refused... More 

Thank Jonathan M
Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

We were visiting Boston and I followed the recommendations of "trip-advisor" to Oishii with no expectations. We started with a muddles plate which was a good dish. THE SURPRISE came when we ordered the sushi, each sushi special that we ordered was an unexpected, exotic combination of tastes and flavors. We had the "Named After You Maki", "Sudachi and Seared... More 

Thank Simon317
New York City, New York
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425 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Came here with some friends for a quick lunch. It's one of their go to spots and I had yet to try it. We opted for the $30 Kaiseki tasting. The sesame salad to start was fine. But the Kaiseki plate was fun. 8 or so different small dishes. Sashimi, sushi, miso cod, mushroom risotto, tuna roll, seared salmon, and... More 

Thank SCKaboom
Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

I love this place the food is completely exciting, the sushi variations are very tasty and very different, also the amazing desserts are like sculptures and work of art.

Thank nenichacin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Very delicious, nice atmosphere and qualitied service, a little bit dark and expensive.. Shimp noodle would be suggested..

Thank Gökçe U
Boston, Massachusetts
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125 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

It is a pricey restaurant and I wouldn't go there every week to eat. Their menu is extensive and there will still be something new to try when I visit next time, but this won't be happening anytime soon. The food was very good, creative and served in a very sensual atmosphere (due to the lights, interior design and clients).... More 

Thank Gent P
Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
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123 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Who knew that my favorite Japanese food can now be found in my own hometown? Prior to this, I'd had to wait to indulge either at Nobu (Malibu/NYC) or Morimoto (Philly/NYC). Now I can get my favorite mere blocks from where I work? This will be dangerous!!! We went on a Sunday night and were politely greeted by a nice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1166 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-4113
    (E Berkeley St)
  • Public Transportation: Silver line E Berkeley Stop
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighborhood: South End
  • Phone Number: 617-482-8868

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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South End
Stroll down the beautiful brownstone lined streets while capturing views of Boston’s tallest buildings from a distance. Some of Boston’s best restaurants are scattered around this neighborhood. There are many gems to be found, from jazz clubs to classy bars and restaurants. It is also home to art galleries, interesting boutiques, artsy stores and SOWA open market during the summer months. The South End is a true find in the city, with a more residential feeling than Back Bay.