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O Ya

#131 of 2,390 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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9 East St, Boston, MA 02111-2849 (Atlantic Ave and South St)
+1 617-654-9900
17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First of all there is no Sushi there, just Sashimi and Nigiri ! No rolls! No ginger ! No wasabi. Nigiris are served at room temperature. It looks like a minimalistic french cuisine mix with japanese tradition but a highly over priced and an unsuccessful one. How come such an expensive and highly acclaimed place sustain its "best sushi in... More 

Thank Esra B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i took two friends/co-workers here for dinner and wow what an experience. We've never had sushi prepared this ingenious and delicious way. The sake was fantastic and our waitress was so much fun, helpful, professional and knowledgable. Make sure you book well in advance since the place is relatively small, and don't blink our you'll miss the cool old wooden... More 

Thank phillyphlyer
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there for our first anniversary and although it was a nice experience, we will definitely not go back. We arrived a bit early and we were "offered" to have a drink waiting for the table (at the bar) to free up. We had each a sparkling sake by the glass that was good. To make it clear, we... More 

Thank Remi M
Ramsbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This place is Uber cool, the understated entrance which isn't easy to find, starts the understated nature of this place. The food is exquisite and they catered for my sons egg allergy effortlessly. The service was first class, the saki menu comprehensive and they had no issue catering for my younger sons slightly simpler sushi taste. Yes it's expensive, but... More 

Thank JohnnyHaw
Bellingham, Washington
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

My second experience at O Ya, definitely the pinnacle of my eating experiences in this visit to Boston. Made it to the restaurant even with a wintry mix was pouring down (I figured that Boston deals with these storms better than us from the Pacific NW?). Went for the Grand Omakase tasting meun - every item had clear, definite flavors,... More 

Thank Old_Musicmaker
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We came to this resturant for a family birthday. We ordered the tasting menu and almost everything on there was amazing. The sauces, herbs and oils they used were amazing and was like an adventure of the taste buds. The tuna was amazing! One thing that wasn't as good was the wagyu steak was a little too marbleized.

Thank tucker 8
San Mateo, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We've always wanted to check out O Ya since it's been pretty hyped up. The service was amazing and the food was just spectacular! We didn't end up doing the tasting menu, but just ordered a bunch of dishes to taste. We spent about $200 for the two of us, and it was pretty worth it. Although, I can't say... More 

Thank bkshum213
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256 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

The grand tasting menu at about 250$ and the smaller tasting menu for about 150$ are pricey but well worth it as a splurge. Wide variety of sakes and wines- extensive wine list. No cocktails. Small restaurant so reserve early. Lovely place for a prolonged enjoyable meal with terrific friendly service. The dishes were to die for- unique flavors and... More 

Thank BostonBostonGirl
Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Every year we like to go somewhere really special for our anniversary. This place was rated across the board as one of if not the best place to eat in Boston. We got the tasting menu and were pretty underwhelmed. Don't get me wrong, it was good. Very good even. But dollar for dollar, I cannot justify ever going there... More 

1 Thank Mongoose79
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

I was in the area on business and in the mood for sushi so based on the reviews headed here expecting typical sushi but what I had instead can only be described culinary insanity and one of the best meals I have ever consumed. And now I know how they got there name because each plate I tasted had me... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-654-9900

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

Staying in Downtown

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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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