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Uni Omakase Available Nightly
“Chef’s choice” a multi-course tasting menu designed to allow you to experience the essence of uni’s cuisine
Chef's Choice Sashimi Platter
“Innovative interpretation” of exotic fish
Moon Shoal Oysters (Barnstable, Ma)
Apple, elderflower ponzu
Seaweed Salad
Five seaweeds, kishu vinegar, sesame, bonito flakes
Uni Sashimi (Sea Urchin, California)
Red shiso vinegar, pomegranate tamari, aril
Uni Spoon (Sea Urchin, California)
Quail egg yolk, osetra caviar, chives
Mategai (Razor Clam, Ma)
Mango lassi vinaigrette, umeboshi, espelette
Boquerones (Anchovies, Spain)
Persimmon, walnuts, chorizo
Hotate (Bay Scallop, Nanucket)
Blood orange, ras el hanout, caper relish
Hirame Tiradito (Fluke, Rhode Island)
Aji panca-harissa, lychee, cucumber
UNI is a lively, contemporary izakaya located in The Eliot Hotel on Commonwealth Avenue. Helmed by Chef-Partners, Ken Oringer and Tony Messina, the menu highlights global street food-inspired small plates, innovative makimono, nigiri and sashimi, alongside craft cocktails and a wide-ranging sake program. Late night on Friday and Saturday nights, UNI presents a menu featuring the restaurant’s cult-followed ramen, as well as a wide selection of sushi and small plates.
$41 - $80
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Reservations, Seating, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fantastic restaurant, the food was so delicious. It was busy on a Monday night so that, to me, is always a testament of a good restaurant if it is busy on a Monday. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank broadhurstlaura
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at the hotel and couldn’t resist trying it. It didn’t disappoint. The pork belly roll, the duck and the prawn with rice were particularly good. Definitely deserves number 1 status Staff very attentive too

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank roxburghian
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice setting, good and creative food and excellent service. A bot noisy though and loud music that makes it difficult to conduct a conversation .

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank JARBoston
Reviewed October 16, 2019 via mobile

Fabulous! Absolutely gorgeous food with such wonderful flavours, all beautifully presented Set in a trendy modern environment A great range of options made on the premises Not cheap so make this a special occasion

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank X8100ULadamb
Reviewed October 15, 2019

Frequent sushi diners, we were blown away by the delicacies created behind the sushi counter! Awesome can only begin to describe the culinary experience here ...

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank KennethG52
Reviewed October 12, 2019 via mobile

A buzzing trendy place with excellent food. Service was attentive and knowledgable. Cocktails were great, food was stunning - to the point were so stuffed but wanted to carry on trying dishes. My advice, listen to the staff when they say order 4-6 dishes each......More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank TheLynams
Kate_Barry_UNI, General Manager at UNI, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2019

Hello! Thank you for your kind words! We love to hear our guest's feedback and could not be happier you enjoyed all the dishes your server recommended. Hope to see you back again very soon, The UNI Team

Reviewed October 10, 2019 via mobile

Great find. Service was terrific - waitstaff made great recommendations. The Uni with foie gras is amazing (and amazingly priced). Actually, everything I had was great. A lot of unusual twists on the standard fare. The only negative is that the music is deafening.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank susannTheGo
Kate_Barry_UNI, General Manager at UNI, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2019

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback and we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience. We hope to welcome you back again soon, The UNI Team

Reviewed September 20, 2019

Get ready for an amazing culinary experience, lead by James Beard award winning chef, Tony Messina. The menu gets printed daily based on what's fresh, interesting, and locally available. This sushi, sashimi, Asian inspired menu combines flavors, textures, and colors to deliver a unique experience....More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Mark S A S
Kate_Barry_UNI, General Manager at UNI, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2019

Hi Mark! Thank you for the amazing review! We are so honored we are your go to spot in the city. We look forward to having you back in to taste some of our new fall dishes, hope to see you soon. The UNI Team

Reviewed September 8, 2019 via mobile

Got off to a bad start when we arrived for a 9:15 reservation and had to wait 30+ minutes for a table. The food and service made up for the wait. We ordered several plates recommended by our server and enjoyed every single one. I...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank chelseat1
Kate_Barry_UNI, General Manager at UNI, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2019

Hello! Thank you for dining with us, we are so sorry you had to wait for your table and sincerely appreciate your patience. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed both the food and service during your dinner. Hope to see you back again at...More

Reviewed September 1, 2019

Arrived at 9:15 for our reservation and were greeted with an epic fusion of creativity, skill, execution and american asian influences mashed up into one. If you go, you need to get the corn on the cob (I know it sounds boring and the description...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank 928als
Kate_Barry_UNI, General Manager at UNI, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2019

Hello! Thank you for your kind words, we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience at UNI and hope to welcome you back again soon, The UNI Team

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February 3, 2019|
Response from RMDTraveller | Reviewed this property |
Hi Amy M, I don’t believe UNI is open for breakfast, as it’s a restaurant separate from the Eliot Hotel. The hotel has a breakfast option. Hope this helps. Cheers Rem
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