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
89 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (54)fit for foodies (53)romantic (37)neighborhood gem (27)hot spot (17)good for groups (14)great for lunch (14)late-night find (10)vibrant bar scene (10)notable wine list (3)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time at Oishii
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dine Out Boston Choice
    Yolanda
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in Boston
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great, melt in your mouth sushi with interesting presentations. It is expen$$ive but worth the money
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but service was horrible
    Fenwaytraveler
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
  • Dine Out Boston
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    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
    Special Features:
    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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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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!
    TorontoFoodGuru
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
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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.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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  • Outstanding
    Helezalez
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The Best Japanese food ever. Great attention and suggestions. Definitely a must go.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey
    critical
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Food was good ... very creative ... and VERY expensive ...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I think the best Japanese I have been....and I have been in Japan......
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Small and quiet. Good service. Some items overpriced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Taste
    VladThelad
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    It's all about taste. Good taste. From the decor to the plate, everything is aesthetically pleasing. And then there is the food. Extraordinary sushi, exquisitely fresh and beautifully cut sashimi, and the delightful many creations of the chef. In summary, an all-around excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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  • New favorite
    djjr
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We have eaten here 5 times over the last 6 months & it has been excellent each time. Best sushi/sashimi we have had. We had eaten at the original Oishii & loved it, then discovered the Boston restaurant, which is equally good & more spacious & convenient to Cambridge/Boston area residents. Service friendly & very good. Relaxing ambiance, very nicely decorated. If you like Japanese food, try it, you'll love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jack
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I was impressed by the service, but the sushi was just okay. Very fresh, but missing the careful preparation that makes for great sushi.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MandM
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We ordered the Chef's tasting menu, which was perfectly paced. The food was absolutely superb, and the service was prompt, friendly and attentive. Our only two very minor complaints ware that our waiter was not able to answer all of our questions about the food (he was able to answer most of them), and the table was just slightly too long for the two of us to have an intimate conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Melt in your mouth
    SouthEnd76
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We have been to Oishii several times over the years. They continue to be consistently amazing with the freshness of their fish, beautiful presentation, and with excellent service. Worth every penny!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Chef Bruce presents every single dish beautifully and timely! Fish is super fresh and the sauce is well balanced. Simon, our waiter, is so eloquent describing every single dish that was served. It will be a privilege and a pleasure to meet the owner and the creator of Oishii signature dishes when we next visit Oishii. Definitely a spot for the foodies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Great food every time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Always great food, interesting specials, sensitive to food allergies
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oishii South End
    reviewer617
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This was nice, we went around 7 pm on Saturday and thought it would be busier, but it wasn't. Sat at a table in the chef area, not much ambience, kind of dark and blah. So our waiter was over the top nice, but kept bringing things we didn't ask for. What was weird was, he kept repeating he would take them off the bill, yet he kept bringing them. Sake was heaven. I hate the fact that their salmon is farm raised (disgusting) but didn't find that out till after I ate it. The tuna maki was good. I don't know if I want to go back, nothing screams out at me about this place, but the prices. It was good, but not that good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Food!
    Monica
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Read that this restaurant was the #1 sushi bar in Boston in 2012 and 2011. It was awesome my husband had the chef special 10pc sushi/sashimi and we had a variety of maki rolls many that were recommended by our waiter. Everything was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find
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  • Great special place
    EYEMORE
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I took my best friend here for her birthday dinner after she arrived late in the evening. We sat down after 10pm (when most places are closing up) and started one of the best meals out this year. Our waiter Soloman we the right balance of charming and attentive without it being about him. He paced our orders well so our small table wasn't crowded and suggested changes to what we as ordered to compliment the full meal. I'll be back!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Find
    bbmath
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My daughter had just flown back from Budapest and really wanted Sushi. (Hungary is land locked). However, she didn't clear customs until after 10 PM. The appetizers were beautifully named and presented. "Fish on Fire" (gluten free) was amazing and so visually stunning that the people at the table next to us, asked what it was and then ordered it. There was a beautiful presentation of duck with honey in an apple (not gluten free). My husbands big complaint was Tamari not gluten free soy sauce was offered. When we go back he will bring his own. We got a roll with Mango that was an amazing combo of flavors. It is pricey, and the service is attentive, the food takes real time to prep.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • our favorite special occasion place
    nkl79
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    i've been to oishii before, but this was the first time for lunch. Their lunch specials are truly amazing and a great amount of food for the price. If you want to try this place, but don't have a lot to spend, i would recommend coming for lunch. As always, amazing food experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 55 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1139 reviews are from the Oishii Boston reviews archive.
  • Great Lunch Specials
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    They have great bento box like specials that are under $30 and are more than enough for one person. The smoked hamachi and salmon on fire were both great as well. Servers were amazingly friendly and knowledgable.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Rzarekta
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Amazing food, great service, all around excellent.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too fanci-fied
    Ayah
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Quality of ingredients, presentation, service, all excellent. However. Every piece of nigiri was garnished with something stronger flavored than the fish: lemon slice, onion sprouts, shallots, hot sauce, etc. The garnishes really detracted from and overwhelmed the flavor of the fish. For the premium price, I want to taste my food. We had a much better meal at the Sudbury location last year. I'll go somewhere else for sushi next time I'm in Boston.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice but overpriced
    Tini
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    No complaints really except price. $10 for a teeny little seaweed salad? Sashimi was fresh and presented beautifully. It is definitely a special occasion place. Service was pretty weak. Took a while to get a refill on my wine. I would have expected much more attentive service for that price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • interesting
    luv2dine
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Did the chefs sampler tasting for $150. Each plate was very aesthetically appealing and very interesting. Nothing tasted as you would expect, but it was very good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unusual poor experience
    lina
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    we dine at oishi frequently and usually have no problems. this time, the service was terrible. the girl was not friendly at all. she acted as if we were a business transaction and was just trying to get us out the door as quickly as possible to get the next table in to make more money. very unfortunate because this particular night we were celebrating an anniversary and decided to come here because its always been great in the past.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.