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O Ya

9 East St, Boston, MA 02111 (Downtown)
(617) 654-9900
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Ranked #27 of 2,779 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Atlantic Ave and South St
Transit: South Station on Red Line, Commuter Rail and Amtrak/Acela.
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Kennebunkport, Maine
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Ok, I am not one to write a review unless I like a place, not willing to waste the effort unless it was a huge disappointment. THIS IS THE BEST DINNER I HAVE HAD IN A REALLY LONG TIME!!! I LOVED IT AND CAN'T WAIT TO GO AGAIN...HOPEFULLY SOONER RATHER THAN LATER...Living in Maine with some very good restaurants in... More

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

My wife and I are self-proclaimed foodies, and O Ya is not only one of the best restaurants in the greater Boston area, we think it’s one of the best restaurants anywhere in the world! Nancy runs the front of the house and Tim runs the back of the house. The restaurant is located in an unlikely place in what’s... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Everything was delicious and artfully displayed. Every detail on the plates where perfectly placed and beautiful and If your like me and you also eat with your eyes this made for a fun meal. Yes the portions are small and expensive but what are expecting at a fine dinning restaurant. I had grilled salmon skin, diver scollop and went out... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Yes, it's expensive. No, it, not for everyone. But you only live once. After four years of living in Boston, I keep coming to this place whenever I can. It's like a drug to me. I cannot find its flavors anywhere else. And now that I'm leaving this bo-o-o-oring city forever I've decided to leave it with the best possible... More

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Did the tasting menu with the wine paring. Three of the dishes are now among my best-ever bites of food. The beef with the potato chip, the mushrooms, and the scottish salmon. unreal. Very expensive, but if you can afford it, WELL worth the splurge. The equivalent of being allowed to eat with the gods.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I need to start this by saying this isn't a spicy tuna roll/edamae type of sushi restaurant. Besides the very inconspicuous outside of the restaurant this place is TOP notch. The price is reflective of it though. Don't expect to go in like a normal sushi place and leave for 100 bucks a couple. On average I would say expect... More

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Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

Perhaps the finest prepared food you will find. Everything was special. The taste was fantastic. The service was spot on. The environment is really cool and nicely appointed. We tried maybe 8 -10 different dishes and all were great. Now the hard truth, it is very expensive, (not sure sake is worth $200 a bottle) so just be prepared for... More

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Weymouth, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We thought we knew what to expect at this high-end sushi bar, but what we received far and away exceeded our expectations. Not the typical sushi bar (as others have said). You won't see a California Roll anywhere near this place. What you will see is artistic interpretations of sushi, plated elegantly, and served by knowledgeable wait staff. Yes, the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Sitting at the sushi bar and watching the twenty or thirty steps employed to create each of your bites is an absorbing, rewarding, almost exalting experience. Seeing so much care and artistry goes into the preparation is a major part of the experience, but the food itself is spectacular and unusual as well. Costly, yes, but both justified and worth... More

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Amman, Jordan
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

We walked in to this small restaurant in a side street near south station. They couldn't seat us on a table as they had only a limited number of tables so we sat on the chef's table/bar. We were handed what can only be described as the most delicious sounding menu I have ever seen, Hamachi with banana pepper mousse,... More

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