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O Ya

#126 of 2,356 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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9 East St, Boston, MA 02111-2849 (Atlantic Ave and South St)
(617) 654-9900
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Amman, Jordan
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came highly recommended, great food and presentation. The food was mostly tasty. I personally loved the seared Spanish octopus squid ink, the fried oysters and branding sea bass.

Thank Rannoush26
Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Oya is superb. The food is delectable and the wait staff so fun. Michael is my favorite but I recently had Stacy whom I loved as well. Don't miss this incredible dining experience.

Thank Joyce S
Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

I've been to O Ya twice before after it had initially opened After many years, I had my third visit to celebrate my brother's birthday. It is still great: wonderful service, wide selection and some "out of this world" dishes. The place has not changed but I did notice a larger hostess staff. I go to O Ya for the... More 

Thank DeeG1230
Warsaw, Poland
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Very disappointing level of service. They treat customers as a atm only. Don't manage tables, moving clients from one table to another. Overpaid average regular japanese sushi food. Too much ambition too little competence. Don't go there! Red alert! Don't trust positive, prepaid probably, recommendations. Forget this place!!! If it is a top-tier quality sushi restaurant, sorry Boston, they have... More 

Thank maxmaciekmax
Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

A friend & I finally were able to make it to O Ya to celebrate his 50th birthday. This is one of our favorite restaurants after seeing it on Andrew Zimmerns Bizarre Foods Boston episode. I usually know my first & last course, but everything in between is up in the air. I was a little dismayed to see those... More 

Thank Jeebo1965
Wakefield, Rhode Island
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

This was our second visit to O Ya. The first was not long after they opened, and then after a number of years, this week. Let me get the usuals out of the way first. Food and service both superb and world class. What I'd like to write about is a change in the behavior of clients at high end... More 

Thank Frank H
Boston, MA
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104 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Delicate, unique ingredients uniquely prepared, and well presented. Our server was very gracious and also marked off each course on our menus that we took home. Expensive but once in a lifetime, you should experience this!

Thank AlwaysUpForGoodFood
Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

My husband and I went to Boston in June 2016. I made reservations mths in advance. they even ask for credit card ahead of time. on the outside, the distressed wooden door faces the back alley and we had a bit of trouble finding the entrance. we sat at chef's corner, which is like the sushi bar for most of... More 

Thank juliechoe
Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Went for a special family dinner. Most of the small plates had wonderful flavors. One or two were either too salty or had too much truffle oil. Service was excellent, relaxed and friendly. Enjoyed the high-end bottled beer as well. Even scored a parking space on the street.

Thank magivey
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116 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Opens at 5. Sat at the bar. Watched them make our sushi, very unique sushi options. Elegant, relaxing atmosphere. Very expensive and reservations advised.

Thank maxxie13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 East St, Boston, MA 02111-2849
    (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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown

Neighborhood Profile
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.