Oishii Boston
Oishii Boston

Oishii Boston

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://oishiiboston.com/
  • Phone: (617) 482-8868
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday : 12:00pm - 3:00pm Sunday Brunch : 11:00am - 5:00pm Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Ting San
  • 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 Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We can accommodate parties of 12-35 guests. We create special menus designed by Chef Ting for larger parties. We look forward to hosting your party!
  • Private Party Contact: Vicky Hong 6174828868

Getting there

  • Cross Street: E Berkeley St
  • Public Transit: Silver line E Berkeley Stop
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Oishii Boston
Oishii Boston located in the South End SOWA district, the most artistic area in Boston. Oishii Boston is devoted to providing the most wonderful dining experience to every customer. Chef Ting San is dedicated to combining every dish with the freshest ingredients and creativity, to transform a dish into a work of art. We want our customers to have a fabulous dining experience for all occasions. We serve the most delicate wine and sake in our contemporary Tokyo style lounge. The dining room is elegantly decorated for a comfortable atmosphere to complement a magnificent meal.
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Oishii Boston reviews from OpenTable diners
118 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (76)special occasion (61)romantic (37)neighborhood gem (28)hot spot (24)great for lunch (17)good for groups (15)vibrant bar scene (11)late-night find (10)great for outdoor dining (6)notable wine list (6)great for brunch (3)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • I personaly think oishii in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/10/2008
    I personaly think oishii in chestnut hill has better food. I'm a type of person who doesn't care of price as long as it's taste and quality justifis the price. That's why I had no problem spending $200 or more for just two people at Oishii Chestnut hill. yes, Oishii Boston looks nicer and lot bigger than other location, but Oishii was more well-known for it's quality and taste. I've been recommending oishii chestnut hill to many of my friends for many years, but I don't think I'd recommend Oishii boston to my friends as much as I did with other location. However, for lunch, $26 for 3 course isn't too bad. I hope I'll have another chance to eat at Oishii Chestnut hill or Boston before I move out of country in next two weeks.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a gift certificate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/9/2008
    We had a gift certificate for a dinner for two. But when presented at the end of the dinner we were not allowed to use it becasue we did not let them know prior to dinner that we had it. We were disappointed as the gift certificate did not stat that on it. Felt very mileaded and felt they should have honored the gift certificate.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was a special occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/8/2008
    It was a special occasion dinner, a birthday, and i asked them if they could do smth special. They agreed on bringing a cake with a candle which i thought is a nice idea. What i did not expect is finding the cake on my bill afterwards- i think after spending almost 200 $ on dinner for 2 this shouldnt be on the bill. Its not about 15 $ more or less, its just a about the gesture: It left a bad taste about the restaurant and it would have been a nice gesture not to charge for the "birthday gift".
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our experience last Saturday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    Our experience last Saturday night at Oishii was dreadful. Apparently the restaurant was down one sushi chef which made the timing of our dinner awful. There were several things the staff could have done to make our wait for our meal more bearable such as telling us before we ordered sushi dishes that they were short in the kitchen or comping us at least one drink. We sat for an hour before we received our appetizers and an explanation which is unexcusable. We were cooly greeted at the door, the service was poor and the communication was even worse. I don't mind having a leisurely dinner but Saturday night's experience was very unprofessional for a restaurant of this stature.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is one of the best restaurants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    This is one of the best restaurants I've been to, and I've been to many. This place is much much better all around than O Ya, which to my surprise is all the rage these days. One leaves Oishii feeling very satisfied with the quality of the food and the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food, but be prepared
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    Amazing food, but be prepared to spend at least $100 per person.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oishii is an amazing restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    Oishii is an amazing restaurant experience. The food is imaginative, fresh and delicious. The decor is gorgeous and all the tableware is beautiful. It is also very expensive, but worth the money. Jackie and Ting are most gracious hosts!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and cocktails-
    AMC9
    Dined on 4/1/2008
    Excellent food and cocktails- sashimi and other ingredients high quality and extremely fresh. Nice space and food presentaion. Only criticism is that the tartars (tuna and hamachi) were too heavy on citrus for our taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everyone has been telling
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    Everyone has been telling me that I need to go to Oishii, throwing things at me like, "if you think Nobu (Bond Street, Douzo, SushiTeq, Roku, Shintaro, etc.) is good you'll love this." Don't get me wrong, I had a very nice time, but the food itself was just GOOD. The interior is very cool, presentation of drinks and food is artistic, bar scene is crowded but in a fun way, everyone is polite, main server was ok, table clearers were over zealous, e.g. I felt like Mr. Underhill in FLETCH, "no I am not done with my $25/oz. toro tartare!" The special rolls sound creative, but the taste didn't always live up. Best part - SUPER FRESH FISH! Go for their priced-per-piece Sushi & nothing else and you will be pleased, broke but pleased.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was my 2nd time dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    This was my 2nd time dining at Oishii, it was awesome as ever. Being half Japanese and having a Japanese mother, I expect a lot from a Japanese restaurant, Oishii does not dissapoint. It is by far the best Japanese restaurant in MA. The food is very tasty and the presentation is spectacular. Tha ambiance is perfect, not to quiet and not noisy. One thing I've found with most high end restaurants like 29 is that they are very loud. They try to cram too many people into a small space. With Oisii, you have room, you don't have to yell at your friends. You can talk in a normal tone of voice. One touch that I love about this place is that the owner comes out to ask how your experience was after your meal is over. Very classy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Can't recommend highly enough.
    Sbauer
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    Can't recommend highly enough. The chef's tasting menu was amazing and SO much fun. We can't wait to bring other friends and family. It was my birthday and even though I love sushi I was a little hesitant about going out for sushi on my birthday because we have it almost every weekend and I wasn't sure it would be festive enough. Boy was I pleasantly surprised -- it was one of my best and most memorable birthday meals of all time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As a former New Yorker, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    As a former New Yorker, the ambiance was reminiscent of that city rather than Boston (a plus!). However, I was rather put off by the less than clear (Um...zero) description of the "Chef's Choice sushi and sashimi" from my waitress. Upon its arrival, I wasn't impressed by the selection, and had I actually been given a definitive explanation, I wouldn't have ordered it. The pancake appetizer, as well, was also surprisingly greasy. That being said, the cod appetizer was a real treat and impressively cooked. I merely expected more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The feel of a NYC sushi restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    The feel of a NYC sushi restaurant. We are always happywith the food and service. It is very expensive, but delicious! We recommend asking about the special apps and ordering those. They are always great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oishii is hands down the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    Oishii is hands down the best sushi in Boston. New Menus are a nice touch. The wooden chairs could be more comfortable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perhaps we were there on an
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    Perhaps we were there on an off night, as we'd been wowed before. But service was indifferent at best, with a 30 minute wait after our reserved time for a table, people at the table being served at different times, and a waitress, though nice, who seemed to be in over her head.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food, atmosphere and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    great food, atmosphere and people watching. Slightly pricey but well worth it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It's authentic Japanese, so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    It's authentic Japanese, so the decor is stark compared to American standards. Lot's of concrete so it was cold. But the food was excellent. And the Saki list was extensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food and service were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    The food and service were great! highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I will definitely return.
    Craftymek
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    I will definitely return. The food was fantastic with beautiful presentation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Beautiful space, presentation,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/20/2008
    Beautiful space, presentation, and very good sushi. Service is lackluster. Will return for another meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • My dining partner + I love
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/19/2008
    My dining partner + I love sushi but don't eat raw fish. The manager accomodate us happily by modifying the restaurant week menu.Tuna pancake was delicious-I crave it now! Excellent presentation, service, food quality. Loved it! Thank you, Oishii for your willingness to please. Will return again + again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A far cry from the one in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/18/2008
    A far cry from the one in Sudbury. Not as creative. We missed the mango, passion fruit, and other delicious sauces. Also the atmosphere was interesting but not as warm and welcoming as the one in Sudbury. We were expecting more overall because our expectations were very high. We had the Oma Kase and it was good but not amazing as we had hoped.
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  • We thought Oishii was really
    ohmee
    Dined on 3/18/2008
    We thought Oishii was really good. It was our first time there and the sushi was excellent. Our favorite was the sweet potato tempura, we have never had that as a sushi piece and thought it was very tasty! There was one thing, which really is not a big thing at all, but because it was my first time there, I was just expecting someone to ask us how it was. But then again, how would anyone know it was our first time? My boyfriend on th eother hand, thought it was nice that no one asked us how it was, he actually likes it when wait staff leaves him alone. Either way, it was great! Definitely a place we will probably go back to in the future suring non restaurant week.
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  • decor a bit too stark for
    anntom
    Dined on 3/18/2008
    decor a bit too stark for my taste - cement floor unappealing "industrial" a little more color here and there would improve
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  • I have a shellfish allergy,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/16/2008
    I have a shellfish allergy, as well as some other fish, so I asked the waitress what was in a roll I saw on the menu. She told me there was eel (which I cannot eat) and avocado. She neglected to tell me of the imitation crab in it, which needless to say, scared me!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A unique dining experience,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/16/2008
    A unique dining experience, the wall of water and the little pond made you feel almost in Japan.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Excellent and fresh dishes,
    TF2014VIP
    Dined on 3/14/2008
    Excellent and fresh dishes, great service, and great environment!!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trendy sushi in the new south
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/11/2008
    Trendy sushi in the new south end....good place to see and be seen, but there are better and more reasonably priced places to eat raw fish
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good original Asian cuisine.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/3/2008
    Very good original Asian cuisine. Fresh fish and great drinks. be prepared to spend some money.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A big splurge - but well worth
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 12/31/2007
    A big splurge - but well worth it. The food is not only scrumptious, but gorgeous in presentation
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sorry, there are just many
    MangiamoVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2007
    Sorry, there are just many better places to get sushi, without having to refinance to pay for the meal.
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  • Finally a setting that matches
    BostonBelle
    Dined on 7/19/2007
    Finally a setting that matches the sophistication of the dishes. The menu is slightly different than in Chestnut Hill, but equally fantastic.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The waiting area by the bar
    nomnomnomVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2007
    The waiting area by the bar was nice visually, but not easy to quickly navigate between getting drinks, waiting, and being seated - they seemed rushed as well. The food was incredible, but we were fortunate enough that someone else was paying the bill - can get extremely expensive quite fast.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent sushi but a little
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/23/2007
    Excellent sushi but a little pricey. Atmosphere is very NY Chic. Great place for a date or romantic dinner with your S.O.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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  • Yum. The food is great. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/11/2006
    Yum. The food is great. The ingredients are fresh. People often compare Oishii and O ya, but they are a bit different. I think of Oishii as the more traditional upscale sushi restaurant (don't take this the wrong way, they are still creative in putting interesting flavors together) whereas O ya is more of a tapas flare (and they seem to really like torching). Love both.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate