Itadaki
Itadaki

Itadaki

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.itadakiboston.com/
  • Phone: 6172670840x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Spring Hours
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 3pm;
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm
    Late Night: Friday & Saturday: 10:30pm - 12:30am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Kaoru Fujishiro
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please email us at: reservations@itadakiboston.com for inquiries.
  • Private Party Facilities: We reserve space for large parties. Please email us at: reservations@itadakiboston.com for inquiries.
  • Private Party Contact: Lena Kikuchi 6172670840x
  • Entertainment: Non-live entertainment license.
  • Special Events: We do many corporate and private parties. Please email us at: reservations@itadakiboston.com for inquiries.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Fairfield and Gloucestor
  • Public Transit: The closest MBTA subway stops are: Hynes Convention Center and Copley Station.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: On-street parking.
A word from Itadaki
Itadaki is a Japanese Izakaya (Restaurant and Bar) located on Boston's famous Newbury Street. This trendy space includes a chic upstairs dining area, a stylish full bar downstairs, as well as a beautiful patio throughout the summer. Reservations are available for the upstairs dining and bar areas. The patio is seated on a first come first serve basis.

Itadaki specializes in izakaya-style small plates for sharing, as well as Asian fusion cuisine which includes everyone's favorite sushi rolls. Itadaki also boasts unique Japanese beers and whiskeys, a large sake list as well as New England's largest shochu selection.
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Itadaki reviews from OpenTable diners
14 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.6
    Service3.3
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (9)fit for foodies (6)romantic (6)good for groups (5)neighborhood gem (4)special occasion (3)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (2)notable wine list (2)great for brunch (2)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Eddie Mac
    EddieMac
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Last minute choice for client dinner meeting, food and atmosphere were great. Itadaki on Newbury was a home run.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • YOU MUST TRY THE SUSHI PIZZA
    Daniela
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I know, you're thinking "What? sushi PIZZA?!" and it's not the typical pizza style you're thinking of. This dish (I had the salmon tartare pizza) was so good that I can't stop thinking about it and craving for it. I had the sushi there too and it's great. But I chose this place because I was curious about the sushi pizza. GO THERE. TRY IT. OR BE SQUARE. Seriously, yum yum yum. We dined outside at night and the noise was quiet minus typical street noise. I have been recommending to friends and even strangers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • yummmm
    nina
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Tried the mango sushi roll & it was so delicious. Food presentation really exceeded expectations.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    My dining partner and I were visiting Boston and had dinner here. We enjoyed the food and service was great. My partners favorite part was the fact they had Avalon cab by the glass, a nice wine which we have been fans of. The sushi was yummy and the vegetarian selection was good, with a fabulous cucumber roll!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent dining experience!
    ilovefood
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I loved my dining experience at Itadaki. The patio would have been a perfect choice for the summer weather but we opted to sit inside the restaurant because we had a baby with us. The seating was very comfortable and the ambiance was great! The lower level had a well-stocked bar with two big screen TVs. Beautiful Japanese art adorned the walls. In terms of food, Itadaki has mastered the sushi pizza! We tried lobster and spicy tuna--both were excellent--lots of fresh lobster and tuna; rice was perfectly crispy; presentation was great. Others at our table loved the mango sushi roll, which was a unique and refreshing spin on traditional japanese rolls. Their ramen and agedashi tofu were also tasty. We would love to come back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating3
    • Food3.1
    • Ambiance3.3
    • Service2.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 8 reviews are from the Itadaki reviews archive.
  • Itadaki better than reviews suggest
    eg12
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We went to Itadaki for lunch/brunch and found the food very good, and the service quite good. Not sure why others give it a poor rating.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tasty and nice outdoor seating
    Chrispie
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Took good friend for birthday lunch after a soothing massage from down the block. What a treat. Server was friendly and attentive and food was very good (as hoped). Will return - especially on a nice day to sit outside on Newbury where there's always an interesting view (or plural!)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sake and Such
    JackieAVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Incredible sake selection, delicious sashimi (love their super white) and don't forget the sushi pizza. Cannot get enough of Itadaki.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food | off night of service
    Reviewer
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Loved the sushi - very slow service from otherwise very nice waiter. It was clear he was just having a bad day and I felt bad for him. Would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mediocre food at best
    lovegoodfood
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    More of a college and tourist hang out bar. Punchbowl sized drinks looked to be a hit. Music was loud and not very good. Should have left but stayed and sampled the food which was mediocre at best. Will not go back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful experience and great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We went to Itadaki for Valentine's day and it was fantastic. We had the prix fixe which consisted of a delicious salmon and avocado salad with heart-shaped California rolls, a NY strip steak with lobster tail, 2 delicious desserts -- a Japanese pudding and a flourless chocolate cake -- and 2 glasses of Prosecco. Another friend had the 10-piece Nigiri special which came with soup and salad for $20. Everything was absolutely delicious! The steak and lobster were cooked perfectly and came with a wonderful ginger sauce, the salad was delicious, and the deserts were very tasty. I can't say enough about the service. Our waiter, Nick, was very attentive, made great suggestions for drinks and even charged our phones for us. All in all, fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They have a huge sake and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    They have a huge sake and shochu list with excellent descriptions and food pairing suggestions. They bill themselves as an izakaya, but they're more of a sushi restaurant and bar. We started with the excellent Grilled Calamari & Seaweed Salad. We loved their take on sushi pizza. The tako nigiri was very fresh. We were of two minds about the Cape Coder maki. The shiso instead of nori was interesting, but I don't think it worked with the rest of the ingredients. The Crazy maki was excellent. Food and service was excellent, the price was quite reasonable and music was at an appropriate level for talking and dining. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super White & Super Sake
    JackieAVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    I had a great experience at Itadaki. David was our server. He was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and the sake. He gave incredible recommendations. Finding super white tuna can be tough and Itadaki has a quality choice. Love the sashimi here, the sake, eggplant and the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.