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O Ya

#16 of 2,721 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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9 East St, Boston, MA 02111 (Atlantic Ave and South St)
South Station on Red Line, Commuter Rail and Amtrak/Acela.
(617) 654-9900
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 142
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  • 38
    Very good
  • 16
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  • 4
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Art on a Plate

One of the finest Japanese eateries anywhere. Having lived in Japan, I am used to sampling only the highest grade sashimi. Well, O Ya was the combination of fresh, high grade ingredients and presentation of these ingredients in a beautiful, artistic manner. Although on the pricey side (all the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
DSeth
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

One of the finest Japanese eateries anywhere. Having lived in Japan, I am used to sampling only the highest grade sashimi. Well, O Ya was the combination of fresh, high grade ingredients and presentation of these ingredients in a beautiful, artistic manner. Although on the pricey side (all the "little" dishes add up!), O Ya is well worth shelling out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I love Japanese food and my favourite places were Zuma, Nobu and Matsuhisa before this meal. O Ya beats any Japanese place I have ever experienced. Every single dish was a pure delight, caught us by surprise. The price tag is not for the light hearted (175 USD per head) but if you enjoy signature food this will be worth... More 

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I took my husband to O Ya last night for his birthday. It was a treat for the two of us! This was by far our most memorable dining experience to date. We both ordered the Grand Omakase. At first, I was hesitant about 19 courses but it was perfect. The portions are small but packed with flavor. After 19,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Good quality , but kind of expensive. We were thinking of doing the omakase, but I decided it was too expensive, so we got a la carte instead. The fish was all pretty good in quality and taste, but I thought the quantity was measly. The menu was extensive. Would come next time if someone was sponsoring the dinner!

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PR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

From the moment you step in, `friendly, friendly and friendly! This awesome, back-street restaurant is a real treat! Decorated with its original construction materials of brick walls and high ceilings (old warehouse type), it has a wooden top bar (which is actually their main eating spot) but do offer seating alongside the wall. I enjoyed the bar, as you can... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I have to say the sushi here is like nothing I've had In The area. They really know what they're doing. The freshness and crisp tidbits if every fish was nicely done. Had yellowtail , Sako, and fatty tuna. To die for!!!! Price is a little high but you can see why you pay a little extra. Fresh !!!

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Some items are unbelievably great while for others you think, "I just spent $25 for THAT?!" I've only been twice but I felt both times that while good and innovative, it doesn't justify the $400 check we end up with.

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Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I have to say I am glad that I took the opportunity to try this restaurant and the Grand Omakase menu. As others have mentioned in this post it is VERY, VERY expensive. This menu option was over $250 before drinks and tip. Add this and you will be close to if not over $500 pp – more expensive than... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We go to O'Ya once a year usually for our wedding anniversary this is so we can justify the huge bill but please do not let this stop you from visiting this amazing meal experience. We always get the chef's tasting menu and we have never been disappointed but rather amazing each time we dine at O'Ya. Each bit will... More 

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Jakarta
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80 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This place is all about fusion sushi, new style sushi with good quality of fish. Its all mixture of secret sauce and lots of semi cooked sushi. Its totally different than the regular orthodox sushi. I find it amazing though.. And certainly the best in New England

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 East St, Boston, MA 02111
    (Atlantic Ave and South St)
  • Public Transportation: South Station on Red Line, Commuter Rail and Amtrak/Acela.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (617) 654-9900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?