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O Ya

9 East St, Boston, MA 02111 (Downtown)
(617) 654-9900
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Ranked #22 of 2,816 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese
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Restaurant details
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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156 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I agree with many other reviewers in that they have some great fusion dishes. Very innovative. But their sushi is so fresh that it is almost tough not to just eat it traditional style. Was lucky enough to sit at the bar to see the sushi chefs make their food. Hamachi and Blue Fin Toro are excellent. Soba noodles are... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I agree with other reviewers, this restaurant will blow you away. I live in Houston and the only restaurant that blown me away was Uchi, and O Ya might just top that. (My husband still thinks Uchi is just as good but the price is probably slightly more reasonable). We ordered one 17 courses chef's selection (omakase) and some a... More

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Kansas City, Kansas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Add it to your bucket list. Each dish tasted amazing and was a thing of beauty. All this yet it wasn't pretentious in any way. The enthusiasm and knowledge of our waitress made it a perfect evening. Need to go back to do the $279 8oz Kobi strip loin and fries when I win the lottery :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

I've never written a review before, but this place really stood out. My boyfriend and I went to O ya tonight for my birthday dinner. Being in the restaurant business himself, he really enjoys being able to get out of his own place and try something knew. We had heard from another chef friend that O ya would be an... More

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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83 reviews 83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

You know it's expensive. Okay. But the food is amazing! We had the 17 course Omakase menu, not just a lust for the eye, but amazing taste as well. Last time I was here was 4 years ago and recently read they were voted no.2 Asian restaurant in the US, so expectations were high again. But they were met. I... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

It's very expensive. But I feel that you get your money's worth. The food is very creative and delicious. The atmosphere is laid back and not pretentious.

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Cancun, Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Discovered this place because is ranked 23 on a very prestigious list of best restaurants in America. Surprisingly it was located down an alley in the middle of downtown Boston very difficult to find. The menu was hard to understand and the waitstaff was pushy. the overall atmosphere was extremely pretentious but without a doubt it was some of the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Excellent food, but rather pricey. Shied away from the omakase meals, and despite ordering all the items we wanted on the a-la-carte, I realized that the pricing was actually still less. Ambiance was rather nice, although parking may be a little of a challenge. Use the valet, cos the meal will make the valet look cheap.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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66 reviews 66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

O Ya is a fabulous restaurant. The food was as good as I have ever had. The setup is a bit different. Each person orders anywhere from 5 - 8 dishes. The servings are exceptionally small, beautifully prepared, and close to perfect. There is a strong focus on both Sushi/ Sashimi and on an Ameri-Asian menu. I chose the Ameri-Asian... More

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Selkirk, NY
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119 reviews 119 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

What was once an old firehouse has been transformed into a small restaurant that focuses on amazing sushi and excellent service. The maximum capacity is 17 people at the chef's bar and tables for 21 others. To sit at the bar, reservations have to be made online (Open Table). If you prefer a table, reservations must be made by phone... More

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