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Oishii Boston

#75 of 2,689 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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South End
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1166 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-4113 (E Berkeley St)
Silver line E Berkeley Stop
617-482-8868
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12:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 115
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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I had a fantastic dinner here to celebrate a birthday. We were seated promptly with a great view of the action in the kitchen. The interior is modern and minimalist. Our waitress answered all our questions in a very helpful, descriptive way that enabled better ordering. She was knowledgeable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
staceyrainey
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Middlebury, Vermont
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  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
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London
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I should say that it's just possible that we were unlucky with our choice, although one would hope not given that it was the most expensive thing on the menu. We all had the tasting menu at $150 (without drinks). Many dishes simply didn't work. The first, a sashimi served in an ingenious smoke-filled goblet, lacked subtlety. It simply tasted... More 

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Middlebury, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I had a fantastic dinner here to celebrate a birthday. We were seated promptly with a great view of the action in the kitchen. The interior is modern and minimalist. Our waitress answered all our questions in a very helpful, descriptive way that enabled better ordering. She was knowledgeable about available accommodations for gluten free diets and the allergy was... More 

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

My wife and I ate at Oishii for the first time last week. What a very pleasant surprise. A very extensive menu of sushi, sashimi, cooked entrees and saki. We had a delicious black cod appetizer, a sushi roll that was fabulous, individual sushi pieces and a perfectly cooked salmon special. Couple that with a couple of bottles of saki... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had reservations and instead of cheerfully greeted upon arrival our group was immediately off-put by the mean young hostess at the entrance. For one second, I thought we were at a South Beach club and she was in no mood to deal with patrons. Other than that, the restaurant was exceptional--but does not deserve 5 stars as long as... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Chef Ting's creations are masterful, reflecting his long experience as a chef and deep love of food and dedication to his craft. The restaurant is contemporary, clean, upscale but very welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. Staff attentive and knowledgeable. The dishes are creative, innovative, and delicious. Many look almost too beautiful to eat - but you are always glad you did!... More 

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

On a tour of colleges in Boston, we brought our sushi-loving family to Oishii Boston. It was indeed "delicious" but the presentation and creativity were what made the evening special. Let the waiter guide you. Ours was very knowledgeable and was excited to challenge us with new dishes. We initially asked for the traditional fare but he convinced us to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is one of the best sushi restaurants I have visited. We sat in the bar area. Every dish was delicious and was presented in a unique way. The bartender knew everything about the dishes and made some great recommendations. The chef/owner also stopped by to chat about our meal and the restaurant. He was very friendly and obviously is... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is only my second time to Oishii in Boston but I will definitely return and would recommend it to anyone that loves fresh sushi. The 11 course Omakase was the most creative I have had at any nice sushi restaurant, not one course was "normal", no miso black cod. I can't wait to return

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The sushi here is really nice, but not nice enough for the prices on the menu. It has a big variety of nigiri, especially on tuna and salmon. There is also a selection of fusion dishes, most of which were very interesting... The atmosphere is relaxing and enjoyable.

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Gravesend, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Having been recommended by our concierge at our hotel we took the chance to sample the food at Oishi and we weren't disappointed. Great tasting food served quickly and attentively by the waiting staff. I'd recommend the Geisha cocktail for sure! We eat Japanese/Asian fusion regularly in London but this was so much better. Well done Boston and well done... More 

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Additional Information about Oishii Boston

Address: 1166 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-4113
Phone Number: 617-482-8868
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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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, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?