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O Ya

#24 of 2,674 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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 125
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  • 32
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
One of the best sushi restaurants in US

Amazing tastes and textures with each dish looking like a work of art. Very knowledgable staff who work hard to insure guests are happy. Reasonably priced extensive sake list as well. Although it is one of if not the most expensive restaurants in Boston it is well worth the cost.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
calwinemd
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Amazing tastes and textures with each dish looking like a work of art. Very knowledgable staff who work hard to insure guests are happy. Reasonably priced extensive sake list as well. Although it is one of if not the most expensive restaurants in Boston it is well worth the cost.

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Carver, Massachusetts
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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My husband and I (well, mostly me) have been wanting to dine at O YA for a few years. This month the stars finally aligned and we had both an overnight babysitter AND could get a reservation on the same night. I was both excited and scared before the reservation that the experience wouldn't live up to my fantasy. I'm... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

If you've got some money to spend on something different for a celebratory meal this is the place to do it. One of the best dining experiences I have had. The food was creative, fresh, adventurous and over the top delicious. We ordered a second round of one item because it was so darn perfect we had to experience it... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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170 reviews 170 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Just came here and had the most amazing meal in Boston thus far. Be forewarned that the place is expensive so be sure your bank account is full. You might also not want to come here starving because you may easily blow $1000 before you are full. I would personally recommend having a snack before you go. After having said... More 

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Miami, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

The food is simply scrumptious. This place is small and you'd walk right past it if you weren't paying attention to the sign hanging above you on the corner. The chefs there are talented and have perfected their craft. The food is soooooo tastey. Be prepared to splurge a little. It's well worth it! Have you ever eaten gold?? #LetsCelebrate... More 

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Thompson, CT
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My wife and I came here to celebrate my 60 birthday. The food was outstanding. We tried 12 different items and every one was delectable. We also ordered a flight of sake and the server explained them all and which order to taste them in. Her recommendations on the food were spot on. The receptionists were super friendly, the waitstaff... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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72 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I came here on a Saturday night and were immediately taken by the "ambiance." Food is sensational and service is great. There are a variety of options for non seafood options and food is unreal. Seriously. Now I know why it's the number 1 restaurant in Boston!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Coming from places like French Laundry or Nobu the O Ya experience was one I was interested in trying in Boston, but was unfortunately unimpressed. Staff seemed to be "trying to hard" and the prices although known, were still expensive. Samples in the $20 range were manageable, but the higher end plates for $50 to $70 were just something I... More 

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New York City, New York
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Had the omikaze for two. Understood in advance that this is a very high price restaurant but was looking for an unusual dining experience. However (perhaps I should have asked?) we were blown away by only getting one piece each of some extremely tasty items.No rice or any other 'filler' so it's impossible to feel full or even satiated If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

First, let me say that the meal and service were outstanding and compares favorably to some top restaurants we've eaten at in Japan. We did the 17 course tasting menu ($185/pp). We explained our dietary restrictions/preferences up front and the chef did an amazing job presenting a meal that was delicious and kept to our requests. The food was beautifully... More 

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?