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Oishii Boston

1166 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-4113 (South End)
617-482-8868
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Ranked #51 of 2,815 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: South End
Cross street: E Berkeley St
Transit: Silver line E Berkeley Stop
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LexGSR
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Oishii is just fantastic. The food is very tasty. We misread the choices for edamame, thinking it said "boiled" and it came "broiled" instead... and was more flavorful than we'd imagined. The sushi was general good... perhaps 4.5 stars (not as good as I've gotten in Japan; better than just about anywhere in the US). However, the rolls were incredible.... More

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Naples, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

High level of creativity and quality across the menu. Great items were Miso Black Cod, Seafood Pancake, Duck App,etc.. Sushi and Sashimi were also very good. Nice atmosphere and professional service. Ranks in my top five Sushi experiences. Whenever I get back to Boston, I will head to Oishii.

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key biscayne, Fl
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Beautiful restaurant with very interesting twists on the presentation of their very fresh sashimi, sushi, and tartares. I especially liked my Toro Tartare served in a huge block of ice. Nice touch to a delicious dish. My son had a wonderful pork belly ramen which was definitely not a disappointment. Will return on our next visit to Boston.

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Every Sushi roll fell apart...was not rolled tightly enough. Fish did not look fresh and shiny---rather dull sheen to the fish. The rice was mushy and overcooked---and slightly sweetned. The miso soup was awful-tiny flecks of tofu and scallions--no wakame???

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Fresh sushi. Very creative dishes. The best green tea cake I've ever had , and I'm quiet picky . This place is worth visiting, amazing food ...

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Hollis, New Hampshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Having just returned from Japan we were hesitant to have ordinary American sushi. We chose Oishi as one of Boston's highest rated Japanese restaurants and were not disappointed. Each dish was creative and unique. Among the best was a signature dish, smoked hamachi. Several pieces of hamachi under a glass dome, with an incense smoker underneath. Many dishes stimulated all... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

It is not difficult to get a good Japanese in big cities like Boston, but these guys make a difference. In every plate there is this little something more that makes it slightly better than the usual. For example, a thin slice of a berry on the very banal salmon sashimi. The staff is excellent, the variety is adequate and... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This was our first stop on long weekend stay in Boston. Was looking forward to trying Japanese and snow crab and was given the chance here. King crab leg tempura with a miso risotto. It was delish. The Atlantic halibut was also mighty fine. The only downside was my waiter was a smoker and when he came back from smoke... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Ok I'm picky and I m price insensitive to a point. When I read that the food was overrated at Oishii I was skeptical because I knew it was pricey. I was wrong. I had the Oishii sampler provided by the courteous Daniel a fixture at the bar. The food was subtle, textured, and delightful. I had the salmon on... More

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

One of my favorite restaurants in Boston for any cuisine. Very inventive menu and a great room. Sushi is super fresh and dishes are tasty.

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