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O Ya

#126 of 2,370 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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9 East St, Boston, MA 02111 (Atlantic Ave and South St)
+1 617-654-9900
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I was invited by a cousin to O Ya since he knew that I like good sushi. He lives in Boston and raved about the place--he had reason to. We had an eleven course dinner and each dish was full of taste and artfully arranged. As should've been expected, service was superb.

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Thank Amin T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

O Ya is a small, yet comfortable, upscale restaurant that has consistently been a favorite for us. We took a friend with us on this last visit and he was blown away by the amazing food. This is gourmet sushi and there are a lot of choices on the menu with ingredients that may be unfamiliar. No need to be... More 

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Thank MrsSunsh1ne
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Dining at O Ya was a wonderfully memorable experience. The food is delicious, unusual, beautifully presented. The waitstaff is knowledgeable, enthusiastic. We enjoyed the unhurried pace of the meal that allowed us to savor each dish and the whole evening. Highlights of our meal: for the vegetarians: grilled shiitake and king oyster mushroom sashimi with rosemary garlic oil and sesame... More 

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Thank TravelerWithOpinions
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

The Best restaurant I've ever been🙈🙊😍 food is amazing . Unique types of Sushi 🍣 best to sit at the bar 🤗😋

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Thank JuliKarapetyan
Amman, Jordan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 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.

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Thank Rannoush26
Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 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.

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Thank Joyce S
Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank DeeG1230
Warsaw, Poland
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1 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank maxmaciekmax
Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Jeebo1965
Wakefield, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions
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
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: +1 617-654-9900

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown
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.
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