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O Ya

#22 of 2,688 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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Sunday
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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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  • 131
    Excellent
  • 36
    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
Best Sushi Restaurant in Boston

Hands down the best sushi restaurant in Boston. You must sit at the chefs counter to get the full experience. Everything on the menu is amazing, but the Arctic Char and Salmon Tartare are above and beyond when it comes to taste and presentation. Ask the server for a pen; take a menu and check off... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Eric M
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Waltham, Massachusetts
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English first
Waltham, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Hands down the best sushi restaurant in Boston. You must sit at the chefs counter to get the full experience. Everything on the menu is amazing, but the Arctic Char and Salmon Tartare are above and beyond when it comes to taste and presentation. Ask the server for a pen; take a menu and check off the dishes you want.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a real foodie experience. Service is great, food amazing and ambience very nice. However, I'm not sure it is worth the price. For sure once in a lifetime, for a very special occasion but be careful with the bill!

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Was told by a friend about the amazing food here so decided to try it on my trip to Boston. The food was indeed excellent but very overpriced compared with similar restaurants in London. Had the grand omasake to get a full idea of what the chef was like and it was indeed excellent. The service, however, was a bit... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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106 reviews 106 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Not your ordinary sushi joint. O Ya offers a refined gastronomic take on sushi, with unusual (and successful) flavour combinations. I enjoyed the "Fried Kumamoto oyster with squid ink bubbles" which really showcased the creativity of the chef, and the intricacy of his creations. The "fingerling potato with truffle" was also unusual and delicious. This place is not inexpensive, but... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

My husband and I were coming into Boston for the evening and we love to find new sushi restaurants. I was able to call and make reservations at O Ya and asked for the sushi bar/chef's table which they graciously accommodated. We arrived earlier than our reservation but they were able to seat us. Our server was absolutely great and... More 

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North Easton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I went to O Ya with my mother while i was one winter break and it was truly a one of a kind experience. I've wanted to go to O Ya for awhile know and I'm so glad that I did. There is nothing else like it, the menu is one of a kind and so good! Amazing service and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I tried in vain to find a contact email on the O Ya website, so trip advisor is my next best option. When you have a meal as perfect as the one we did last night (the 17 course tasting menu), you want to properly say thank-you. Our quick shout out into the kitchen does not feel sincere enough for... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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154 reviews 154 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Hire more servers? Every time I've been here my food sits on the counter in front of the chefs as they prepare it and it takes another 10 minutes to get from there to my table. That said, the food is most excellent and I keep going back so ... If you're up for the omakase (leaving it to the... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This is called a japanese restaurant and I am sure it is. But so different ! All the dishes seems to me to be unique Creations in thye kitchen - nothing ordinary "japanese". It is not inexpensive to be sure but an experience well woth your dollars.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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