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9 East St, Boston, MA 02111 (Downtown)
(617) 654-9900
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Ranked #35 of 2,823 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Atlantic Ave and South St
Transit: South Station on Red Line, Commuter Rail and Amtrak/Acela.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

There are dinners, and there are Experiences. Dining at O Ya is an Experience. Do not be fooled by its unassuming looks and location - this is mere trickery, for what lies inside is a bit of culinary magic that appears but a few times in one's life. I must be upfront that my knowledge of Japanese food is limited... More

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Sharon, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I took my wife out to this place for her birthday. I ordered the chef's special, where they bring out like 15-16 dishes, one after another. Now, I love trying new things - but for some reason this place just didn't do for us. First of all, very expensive. The dishes were mostly not very impressive. And lastly, the restaurant... More

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Chicago, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The restaurant was fantastic for their ambiance and gastronomy. My only concern was the price. It was too much for what we had. "Le service" was fair enough.

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Toronto, Ontario
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

It's very rare for us to return to a restaurant of this quality. There are so many wonderful restaurants to try. But O Ya drew us back and we had to bring our daughter to experience it. The ambiance, service, food and experience were every bit as good as when we were here eighteen months ago. You owe it to... More

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Top Contributor
214 reviews 214 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I used to live in Boston years ago, and it wasn't really much of a culinary event. I didn't have high hopes of fine dining, but I did some searching, and O-ya was well reviewed and recommended. I have to say it's amongst the best restaurants I've ever eaten at -- and I've eaten at a lot of great restaurants.... More

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Jeddah, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I was a regular at this restaurant when i lived in Boston, yet i try to go to it now every time i pass by the area. The place is very cozy, the waiters know you by name and after a few visits know your order. The food is just out of this world, you can taste the freshness and... More

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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
6 helpful votes 6 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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: Sushi, Asian, Japanese

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