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O Ya

#17 of 2,704 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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Downtown
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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pricey, but good food, come here on a corporate account.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Michelle L
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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196 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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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9 restaurant reviews
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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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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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Newton, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

There are several very good sushi restaurants in Boston, and it is immediately clear that O Ya is a step above the rest. The restaurant is not large and is very popular, so be sure to make reservations well in advance. We called a week ahead for a party of two on a weeknight. My date and I each ordered... More 

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Cambridge, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is by far one of the most memorable dining experiences I have ever had. The food is truly outstanding. For a milestone/special event, I highly recommend it but it is VERY expensive. I can't imagine doing anything other than the omakase (chef's selection) which is 17 "courses" or more like substantive bites.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It is expensive, but totally worth it. Save up and go. You will not be disappointed. Definitely check out the photos I took, some of my descriptions don't do the courses justice. I've told others that I've gone here, and they don't think any meal is worth that price, and I would agree - if I'd never eaten here. Oyster... More 

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Additional Information about O Ya

Address: 9 East St, Boston, MA 02111
Phone Number: (617) 654-9900
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian

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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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