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Oishii Boston

#58 of 2,865 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
617-482-8868
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Wednesday
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Hours:
Mon 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 110
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 8
    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
Try this creative approach to Japanese cuisine

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Newtown, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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150 reviews 150 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Oishii is good restaurant but if you have any Vegetarian in your party then they dont have much options. Food overall is good and place is neat and clean.

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Montreal, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We had a table in the back of the restaurant by the wall. Cannot say the decor was great unless gray paint and concrete is your style...same for the very small table with ok tableware and very close to the other table next to us...Also, if you want to offer your customer some hot towels before dinner (very nice idea),... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We were here twice and loved the food both times - both the sushi and their other main causes. It is well visited, so it is a good idea to order a table in advance.

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Weston, Massachusetts
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84 reviews 84 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Had an amazing meal. Eclectic Omakase menu with each dish a delicious surprise of varied ingredients. The presentation and service was superb. Only complaint was the food kept arriving at the table long after we were sated. That said the last two courses, waygu beef and dessert were worth the extra notch on the belt.

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This restaurant really doesn't look much from the street, in fact I wasn't convinced we were in the right place, however the cab driver assured us we were and that it was a great choice for dinner. He wasn't wrong. The vibe of the restaurant is very cool but not pretentious, the tables are in 3 separate rooms so each... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?