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Oishii Boston

#71 of 2,676 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
Closed
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Hours:
Mon 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 113
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Try to ignore the mean witch at the hostess stand and you will enjoy the food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
MT1075
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Miami, Florida
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Miami, Florida
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 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
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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162 reviews 162 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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39 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Doing business
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?