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O Ya

#140 of 2,382 Restaurants in Boston
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9 East St, Boston, MA 02111-2849 (Atlantic Ave and South St)
+1 617-654-9900
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Newton, Massachusetts
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258 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
Reviewed May 13, 2014

Every bite we had was bordering on perfection. Very interesting combinations of flavors that a re real art. We puzzled over the extensive menu for a while, but and got a lot of friendly and helpful guidance from our server without any hard sell. Having loved every bite, I would do the tasting menu and place my trust in the... More 

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Thank swelch
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

This place is insanely expensive, but it is worth every cent. Each plate is an artistic and culinary gem. I'm in awe. My wife and I are both foodies, and O Ya did not disappoint. Sit at the bar and watch the masterpieces being prepared.

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1 Thank Bobwpb
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Well, I have to say South of France is quite poor for sushi. And this is a shame. As I am in Boston for business, and as it is a world-famous place for sea food, I thought about trying sushi around here. So TripAdvisor popped-up O Ya, and I went there! Small place, humble front windows, Very sober but that... More 

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Thank TheSeb38
Kennebunkport, Maine
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2014

Ok, I am not one to write a review unless I like a place, not willing to waste the effort unless it was a huge disappointment. THIS IS THE BEST DINNER I HAVE HAD IN A REALLY LONG TIME!!! I LOVED IT AND CAN'T WAIT TO GO AGAIN...HOPEFULLY SOONER RATHER THAN LATER...Living in Maine with some very good restaurants in... More 

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Thank dentaldivaLPH
Somerville, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2014

My wife and I are self-proclaimed foodies, and O Ya is not only one of the best restaurants in the greater Boston area, we think it’s one of the best restaurants anywhere in the world! Nancy runs the front of the house and Tim runs the back of the house. The restaurant is located in an unlikely place in what’s... More 

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Thank BeantownBoy69
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed March 12, 2014

Everything was delicious and artfully displayed. Every detail on the plates where perfectly placed and beautiful and If your like me and you also eat with your eyes this made for a fun meal. Yes the portions are small and expensive but what are expecting at a fine dinning restaurant. I had grilled salmon skin, diver scollop and went out... More 

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Thank Murph1234
Boston, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2014

Yes, it's expensive. No, it, not for everyone. But you only live once. After four years of living in Boston, I keep coming to this place whenever I can. It's like a drug to me. I cannot find its flavors anywhere else. And now that I'm leaving this bo-o-o-oring city forever I've decided to leave it with the best possible... More 

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Thank A_C_Lovefield
Somerville, Massachusetts
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82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2014

Did the tasting menu with the wine paring. Three of the dishes are now among my best-ever bites of food. The beef with the potato chip, the mushrooms, and the scottish salmon. unreal. Very expensive, but if you can afford it, WELL worth the splurge. The equivalent of being allowed to eat with the gods.

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Thank Heron G
Boston, Massachusetts
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73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2014

I need to start this by saying this isn't a spicy tuna roll/edamae type of sushi restaurant. Besides the very inconspicuous outside of the restaurant this place is TOP notch. The price is reflective of it though. Don't expect to go in like a normal sushi place and leave for 100 bucks a couple. On average I would say expect... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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308 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

Perhaps the finest prepared food you will find. Everything was special. The taste was fantastic. The service was spot on. The environment is really cool and nicely appointed. We tried maybe 8 -10 different dishes and all were great. Now the hard truth, it is very expensive, (not sure sake is worth $200 a bottle) so just be prepared for... 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 02111-2849
    (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: +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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