o ya

(617) 654-9900 | View Website

9 East St, Boston, MA | Directions   02111

42.351484 -71.056859

Open Hours

Mon., Sun. CLOSED;Tue. - Thu. 5pm - 10pm;Fri. - Sat. 5pm - 11pm

 
Restaurants, Japanese, $$$$  more

Tags: Date Spot, Hidden Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Downtown, Central

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o ya
Menu
Warm Braised Shiitake Mushroom, Scarlet Sea Scallop, Bluefin Maguro, Soy Marinated Salmon, Fried Kumamoto Oyster, Salmon Tataki, Karikari Crispy Sesame Chicken Skin, Peruvian Style Bluefin Chutoro Tataki, Hamachi, Legs and Eggs... more

Reviews for o ya

Recommends

Boston's best sushi destination, like all great sushi restaurants, costs a fortune and delivers accordingly. It's original and innovative, and departs somewhat from tradition, but that's one of the reasons it's so admired. Reserve ahead.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Beautiful and delicious food – Fabulous menu! The venison was divine! Everything is created so beautifully that I almost (*almost*) did not want to eat; I had to admire the beauty of each plate as each dish came out. Must order: sea bass, foie gras, venison, and the mini omelet with truffle oil. Also, our server helped us pick just the perfect sake. We had a wonderful meal. We sat at the chef's counter, which at first I wasn't sure if we'd like, but it was so nice watching the amazing creations happening right in front of us. Get there soon!!!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

expensive and unfriendly – went to check out restaurant after booking party for 14 people.

the wait staff was extremely rude and pretentious the greeting at the door was just rude. Haven't had this experience before w/ a boston restaurant. sushi bar was empty and after a bill of 120. 00 for appetisers, we decided never to return/ and will cxl. our party for later this month.

p.s. bring a seeing eye dog... no lighting in entrance or foyer

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

EXTREMELY RUDE – Have tried to make a reservation at this restaurant several times, both times i believe I spoke to the same woman and she was extremely rude. I am from New York City and know the difference between a "wanna be" restaurant and a restaurant that can pull that off. O-ya: stop trying to be something you are not, customers are key- always keep that in mind.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Truly an experience--Not to be missed if you are in Boston – Went to O Ya on a weeknight but still couldn't get a reservation before the last seating (9:30PM). Had the Omakase service and must say it was better than expected (and I had high expectations). The sushi were inventive and flavorful, the presentation were gorgeous and the staff and sushi chefs were friendly. I honestly couldn't recite most of the dishes that I had without referencing the menu, as each dish offered multiple ingredients and different preparation methods (these are not conventional sushi, mind you), but what I can say is that they were some of the best sushi I have ever had anywhere(including NYC, Chicago and LA). One warning though: the place is expensive. Expect to pay Per Se or Masa level prices, but it will be a culinary experience you will remember for a long time.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

quick appetizer before dinner at another resteraunt – Complete waste of $. We spent $200 and left hungry! Would only go there for a quick appetizer before heading to another place to eat dinner.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

O YA? OH YEAH! – Sick and tired of eating the same sushi? Like to try new and innovative ways of making sushi? Well, look no further, come down to O Ya where the sushi is oh so fresh and oh so delicious. The presentation is so beautiful, it's almost looking at a piece of artwork at the museum of fine arts. The foie gras sushi with balsamic chocolate kabayaki is a must try! Don't forget to try the chu toro with cilantro pesto and Peruvian chilies.

Fair warning though, not for the light of the wallet, and the proportions are very small, but worth it. =)

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

looooved it – Completely amazing place -- O Ya totally lives up to its reputation. The food was jawdropping. The chef/owners are incredibly hands-on and make the most gracious hosts, and our server was awesome, too. One of the best dining experiences we've ever had.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

FABULOUS ! – From atmosphere to food to service...great, great restaurant. Just tell them how much you want to spend per person and let the chef dazzle you within your budget...delicious..thank you, i have waited a long time for a place like this.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Fabulous Flavors & Staff – From the moment we arrived at O ya, the staff was super attentive and friendly. The menu has so many things to choose from and from the first dish to the last, I was impressed. Although portions are small, I think the dishes are more about the flavor & experience of trying something new. The waitress also helped us select a Saki, that was definitely the best I've ever had (although I can't remember the name). Food wise, would recommend the Chilled Noodles w/ Lobster Meat, Seared Dived Scallop w. Sage Tempura & we had several tuna dishes that were amazing. Definitely check out O ya.... you won't be disappointed!

Recommends
over a year ago

Leather District hideaway serves gourmet sushi and Japanese fare in romantic, secluded environs. – In Short
Not for the faint of wallet or large of appetite, O Ya provides an indulgent dining experience. The dimly-lit, NYC-chic dining area features a sushi bar that opens to a kitchen where modern, sophisticated creations such as Kumamoto oysters with watermelon pearls, foie gras in balsamic chocolate kabayaki, and unagi nigiri with basil are created. Presentation is an equal part of the experience, as each (small) morsel is artfully arranged on unique dinnerware. A wealth of sakes both hot and cold is available, with guidance from an in-house sake sommelier.

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Sushi (2010)
Nominations Nominated for:
Sushi (2011)
Romantic Restaurant (2010)
Fine Dining (2009)
Japanese Food (2009)
Pan Asian Restaurant (2009)
Sushi (2009)
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