Oishii Boston
Oishii Boston

Oishii Boston

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://oishiiboston.com/
  • Phone: 6174828868
  • 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
106 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (66)special occasion (56)romantic (36)neighborhood gem (28)hot spot (22)great for lunch (16)good for groups (15)vibrant bar scene (11)late-night find (8)notable wine list (5)great for outdoor dining (4)great for brunch (3)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Not quite fine dining
    SidCVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    First time to the restaurant but some dishes are quite good but the sushi and sashimi are quite ordinary. The slices are too big and the temperature of the fish is on the warm side. It cannot be compared to any of the decent sushi restaurants in NYC for instance.
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  • Overpriced experience
    Worlddiner
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Fresh sushi and sashimi for sure, but equal freshness can be obtained elsewhere in Boston. If the restaurant's layout and ambiance had been upto it and the service top notch, perhaps the high prices could be defended. As such this was my first and last visit.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Spectacular
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The food was incredible! The servers seemed a bit overstretched, but they were still very pleasant and helpful.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Best sushi in Boston!
    pumbitaVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Oishi is without a doubt the best place for sushi in Boston. The salmon on fire and the mango crunchy roll are my favorite items in the menu. If you have a special occasion or just crave the best sushi, this is your spot.
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    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    For the same amount of money we spent, O'ya and Uni are the only picks in Boston for modern sushi and Japanese inspired cuisine. Oishii is about presentation without substance.
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  • Amazing Fish
    RLWfromILVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    While I would not be so impudent as to argue with the global sushi master Naomichi Yasuda's view that preparation is more important than the fish and that unique flavors are owed more to preparation than species, we prefer sashimi where it would seem that the fish IS the primary star and we DO believe that we can taste a very distinct difference from species to species. Oishii only reinforced our belief! The variety and quality of the diverse fish that they offered was AMAZING and we enjoyed the unique flavor of each species that we tried. Their ingredients are top notch and I was particularly in love with the ability, for the first time in my 30 years of sashimi eating, to be able to sample two, very distinct unis side-by-side!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Very good food and excellent service. We made a selection of starters which all were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice place
    karhe
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Me and my husband went there for our first anniversary dinner. One of my colleagues recommended it, and we love sushi, so it seemed like a good fit. We were not disappointed! The food was excellent, it tasted and looked good, the service was fast, the staff was friendly and polite. We waited for some dishes a tad longer than usual, but we didn't mind, since everything was of good quality. The only complaint I might have is that it is quite dark inside the restaurant, and especially with dishes with so much visual appeal, I was a bit upset that I wasn't able to see them properly. Other than that, I think it's a great place.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Love it!!
    FrayasrVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I had an excellent time. I wish I could have being with friends to have the chance to try more plates. Loved the food
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    Dadaka
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    It was my first time at the restaurant and I found everything to be great.
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not good
    Mardinli
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    tempuras were cut in huge pieces. One looses appetite even looking at them, huge eggplant!! And wine wasn't served by the waiter at notime
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  • Great sushi!
    jennyb
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was a great find for our Boston trip. They have an excellent selection of sushi and some very unique and tasty rolls. We loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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  • I loved Oishii Boston!
    iluvf00d
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The atmosphere is trendy and fun, the food is incredible, and the presentation of the food is unique. I love this place for a special occasion. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Asian Cuisine
    booper48
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Salmon on Fire is an absolute must!! The Lychee martinis were delicious, as were several other craft cocktails from the beautiful bar. Menu is filled with innovative dishes - our table of four tried 20 different items and were extremely pleased with all of them...even the miso soup was outstanding! Cant wait to go back and try the rest of the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best!!
    FoodfavVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    What a great dinner! My husband and I were first-timers at Oishii. The ambiance was great and service was perfect. We had both sushi and Japanese food. The food was terrific but the presentation really made it even better! We can't wait to come back and try more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good sushi
    XavierVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Consistent-always good food. Enjoy their lychee martinis.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prime sushi in the South End
    PhillybornVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Inventive delicious sushi in a sexy atmosphere. Pricy but special enough to warrant the cost
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    fit for foodies, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best sushi in Boston
    RachelRed
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I took my boyfriend here for his birthday dinner. Found it on Best of Boston. It did not disappoint. We particularly enjoyed the red bean ice cream with creme brûlée and the black cod appetizer, both of which were recommended by our server. We also really loved the cucumber and mint cocktail as well as the toro truffle maki. I would not recommend this place for first time sushi goers, but if you know a little about this delicacy it's the best in Boston.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very satisfying
    fabiendenry
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food and service are top and consistent over the years. The diversity in food, taste and presentation, is amazing and sensually rewarding. Music and decor add to the experience for a very satisfying experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • First time at Oishii
    cheferinicole
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Went for a date night with my boyfriend, we both love sushi! It was quiet and intimate around 6pm. Service was excellent, our order was taken and food promptly came out to us, our drinks were quickly replaced and servers quickly cleared empty plates as we finished. The food was absolutely delicious and a work of art! Overall it was a great dinner and can't wait to return.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Lunch Specials
    FoodieDave
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I recommend making reservations, especially during Restaurant Week. There is seating in your usual dinning room, lounge, but if you're by yourself you can sit at the very cool sushi bar, unfortunately how the bar is set up you can not see the sushi chefs making the food, but still some nice seating anyways. The food is very fresh and the options are more than the usual. I highly recommend special lunch plates that comes with different sushis, sashimi, and assortment of hot dishes. This place is a deal during Restaurant Week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great Dine Out Boston Choice
    YolandaVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The restaurant week menu is great!!! We had a wonderful lunch here. The food is delicious, and it only cost you around 25 dollars. Deserve a try!
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    great for brunch
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  • Terrible service
    Pllumy14
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I was very frustrating because our server was very unfriendly. Nancy, our server, didn't bring us water and wet towels for hands like usual. I don't know why she is so rude and unkind. Even thought the food was really good, our overall impression about the dinner is really bad because of terrible service!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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  • Best in Boston
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great, melt in your mouth sushi with interesting presentations. It is expen$$ive but worth the money
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but service was horrible
    FenwaytravelerVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was pricey but good. I've had better sushi so I'm not sure if the price was worth it. Our server only came around once to take our order....MIA after that.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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  • Outstanding
    Steve
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    For Restaurant Week, the choices were good and the food and presentation was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodie
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Came here for restaurant week. Had two lunch restaurant week for myself. As the Pork Noodle Soup was so so. The other one was pretty good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dine Out Boston
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We went to Oishii during the Dine Out Boston week. We arrived late (trying to find parking is almost impossible), but they didn't even mention our tardiness and seated us right away. I had a drink, which was good, albeit additional charge from the Dine Out menu. We also got a couple of the chef's recommendations for sushi at an additional charge, and they were delicious. I ordered one kaiseki lunch and my husband ordered another. It was basically a large plate consisting of lots of little plates and gave us the opportunity to sample of a bunch of different things. It was all really good, and decently priced for the amount we got. Waitstaff was friendly and attentive. Overall, great time, yummy food, no complaints!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • great sushi and style
    theDane
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    very good sushi, delicately arranged and taken in a great atmosphere
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    bsky
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Just ok: expected unusual, exciting, special; we have had more interesting sushi experience across town at Houston's the steakhouse! Tried a bunch of items (apps, rolls, sushi, entree), but when we played our usual post-dinner game of "what did you like best" we couldn't get started. Also: For a restaurant that focuses (sometimes) on presentation, so much was off, like: the tables for two fit better in a dollhouse: The table next to us got the salmon on fire which was unceremoniously pushed onto the tiny crowded table by a waiter who was also carrying something else, forcing the mammoth menus off the far end the table, all while the customer made a nice save of his water glass which was already halfway over. Nice. Service was decent.
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  • the best sushi in north america
    vinod
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    excellent food..great ambiance..love it.I've been to Japan and Sushi all over the world and Oishi is one of the best Sushi places
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Amazing sushi restaurant!
    TorontoFoodGuruVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Have dined at many sushi restaurants over the years and this one is quite special. The omakase menu is incredible.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tried some new things...
    SorceressCaptain
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We were seated right away, The team that served us was courteous, attentive and polite. The dishes were delicious and presented well. I will go back.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DBBFoodie
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We have been hearing a lot about Oishii and finally made it there for a special occasion. Athmosphere is nice, but very dark. Tables are a bit close together (you can overhear what people 2 tables from you are talking about and you're practually sharing your meal with the people at the next table). It was pretty loud, even though we were there on a Tuesday night. We had sushi, which was good, but not amazing. Overall, it is a good, solid choice, but did not live up to the hype.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Best sushi, and possibly best meal, I've ever had! Great ambience and exciting dishes that will make the experience stand out. HIGHLY recommend!
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    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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  • Outstanding
    HelezalezVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The Best Japanese food ever. Great attention and suggestions. Definitely a must go.
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    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The real deal!
    FornDog
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Ordered the chef's nine course tasting menue because so many dishes on menue looked good. Albeit expensive each course was a walk down foodie lane. Taste, texture, sight were all included over the 2 hour sense tickle. Not for the california roll crowd as my wife did not eat half of the courses although chef tried to accommodate best he could. Would make a trip back any time in Boston!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey
    criticalVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Food was good ... very creative ... and VERY expensive ...
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  • Top ten of my best meals
    Sildan
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We had an absolutely outstanding meal here. After reading all kinds of reviews, I was a bit worried that it would be too pretentious. Not sure why, but that's how it came across thru the reviews. Well I was super happy to be convinced otherwise. We did the omakase for $150 and every course was a little adventure in taste and presentation. We have done other 10 plus course meals where you get one chance to taste the one bite of a multiple component dish, and then it's gone. Here it was enough to play with the different flavors, they were well balanced and yet still new for the palate. The sushi is melt in your mouth, as well as the Wagyu beef. Foodheaven!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I think the best Japanese I have been....and I have been in Japan......
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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