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Oishii Boston

1166 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-4113 (South End)
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Ranked #77 of 2,816 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Japanese
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Restaurant details
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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144 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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English first
Weston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

You can never be disappointed in having sushi here. It is always the freshest and the best. We started with the sea weed salad which is of decent size and excellent taste. The tuna hand roll was fabulous. We had the soft shell crab roll which I liked but I actually like this better at Yama in Wellesley the way... More

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My evening with friends started out poorly. Our waittress was nice but rather slow (or maybe inexperienced). It took her 30 mins alone in regards to our cocktails for a party of 4 pple. I have never been here before but it was ranked very highly by Zagat in the food category. I did not favor the beef carpaccio. It... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We started with wine and cocktails which were well prepared. The appetizers and sushi were interestingly delicious. Our servers were very attentive. My colleague and I ordered the Sea Bass which was cooked to perfection. The dessert was also wonderful. The ambience was great.The only constructive criticism is that the meal was a bit expensive.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I went here with my wife and another couple. We went on a Wed. night and attempted to make reservations but could only sit in the bar area bodes well. Most places don't have a wait, never mind a need for reservations on a Wed. Our server who was the bartender was knowledge and attentive. The only thing we ate... More

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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
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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
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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