OSUSHI Harvard Square
OSUSHI Harvard Square

OSUSHI Harvard Square

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.osushiboston.com/
  • Phone: (617) 945-9450
  • Hours of Operation:

    Kitchen :
    Sundays to Wednesdays
    Lunch 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    Dinner 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    Thursdays
    Lunch 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    Dinner 5:00 PM - 1:00 AM

    Fridays / Saturdays
    Non stop 11:30 AM - 1 AM

    Sundays
    Non stop 11:30 AM to 11 PM

    Bar
    Sundays to Wednesdays until 12 AM
    Thursdays to Saturdays 2 AM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Korean, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: James Park
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mount Auburn
  • Public Transit: All Harvard Square T Stops
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from OSUSHI Harvard Square
SIMPLE, STYLISH, DELICIOUS.

Centrally located in the heart of Cambridge, O Sushi Restaurant & Bar offers the citizens of Harvard Square contemporary Japanese and Korean cuisine serving the freshest seafood in town.

Our use of local fisheries and locally sourced ingredients offer exceptional freshness and incomparable quality. O Sushi Restaurant & Bar chef, James Park creates authentic Japanese & Korean dishes, inspired by both old world and the modern food culture of Japan & Korea for a unique culinary experience.

Here, we thrive on competition for the sole importance of satisfying our guests. O Sushi Restaurant & Bar commitment to food quality, pleasant staff and modest pricing allow you to appreciate the raw sophistication of the culture famous for inventing sushi in its most creative art form.

Visit us , and enjoy.

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OSUSHI Harvard Square reviews from OpenTable diners
29 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (8)neighborhood gem (6)great for outdoor dining (4)hot spot (4)great for lunch (3)late-night find (3)special occasion (2)good for groups (2)vibrant bar scene (1)kid-friendly (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • MissasolemnisVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Very good, fresh sushi, excellent service (they knew we had to get out quickly for a play and served us promptly) and a very convenient location. They did not have the reservation that I made through OpenTable. It was not a problem as we were early, so they were able to seat us, but it was disconcerting. Ambience and decor very casual and a tiny bit worn, I thought. Comfortable, though.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ToughtopleaseVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Sushi was good -stick with that. The entrees were not great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh!
    Atlfoodie8
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Sushi was very fresh and very good. Nice selection. Looking forward to dining there again the next time I'm in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • expensive raumen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We had a raumen. It was nice, but it cost us $14. It is expensive for a small volume of raumen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing neighborhood treasure!
    Kaki
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    If you want FRESH sushi, inventive specialties, spot on service and the romantic as well as an outside urban option with the pulsing vibe of Havard Square make an evening of OShushi!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food,service
    Yola
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    we found a very different menu, interesting recipes,something ethnic not just the sushi..very nice food presentation,and nice Japanese dishes. very nice service on all levels. Bravo to the chef of course.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.6
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 50 reviews are from the OSUSHI Harvard Square reviews archive.
  • Fine Harvard Sq. sushi
    VirguleVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This was the second time we've eaten at Osushi and we've been pleased both times. We've only had their raw food, but the fish is very fresh and tasty. The noisy "background" music is *not* a plus. Why do so many restaurants decide it's a good idea to make it harder for their guests to converse?
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice, simple, stylish sushi
    LocalsVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Osushi is a very accessible sushi place in Harvard Square. Yesterday's visit was very pleasant with good sushi and very good service (in the past, service can be spotty). Recommended for a bite in Harvard Square.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ladylunchdateVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    The waiter pretty much served us everything at once; starters and main courses. The seafood pancake tasted funny as the pancake mix seem wasn't fully cooked. We had to take it home and pan fried it. The waiter didn't even bother to give us the dipping sauce to take home with the pancake. Kind of disappointed by this visit!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good, not great
    BubblyVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    I've been here before and thought the sushi was better before
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • World Cup...
    SerenaVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I did not realize this restaurant would have a TV broadcasting the World Cup, and we ended up showing up for our dinner reservation right around the final 30 minutes or so of a game. It was very loud but our waitress and the manager were very nice and moved us to a table outside. My one downside was initially (while the place was packed with people watching the game) it took a while for us to get water - about 45 minutes. But after the game died down everything came quickly, the staff was very nice and helpful and the food was amazing. Once the game was over and the crowd dispersed I was able to see the restaurant and it was beautiful. Another downside was it took about 30 minutes once we were done eating to pay.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Servers are not well trained. Overall poor service. Hostess is terrible. Don't go there if you are looking for "relaxing dinner".
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • decent food..good ambience
    sushifoodie
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The food is decent. I had higher expectations therefore was a bit disappointed when those expectations weren't meet.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh delicious food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Place is lively, food is delicious and very fresh, service is very good, prices are reasonable, large windows with nice view of Harvard Square.
    Special Features:
    Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • go elsewhere ..
    faircritique
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    sushi was not appealing visually, but also very flavorless. majority of 'special rolls' had a base of california roll or shrimp tempura - I've never seen a sushi menu lack creativity the way this place did. weird scene overall. this place only remains in existence because they have a great location in harvard square, but I would never return for the food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Sushi in Harvard Square
    Richard
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We went because we had a Groupon, but would go back again. Apps were tasty and sushi was excellent .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love Osushi
    CDC3
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    What a terrific restaurant. The food selection offers so much more then sushis. Try their entrees, my favorite a grilled fish dish (I do not remember the name). Service was ideal, the right combination of care and discretion. LOVELY! A gem in Harvard.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was good and sushi
    NewlureviewVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The food was good and sushi was fresh. However, it was a busy Saturday and our sushi and entees came put in spurts. Not what is preferred. Poor planning on the part if the restaurant. Low cost help soothe the pain.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nice sushi place
    RegulardinerVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    our sushi was fresh and service good. Soups were quite good. Sushi was a bit boring in taste, but certainly fresh.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Angela
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Place was near clean and everyone was very friendly. Food was fast and delicious!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place for sushi
    CapnCaz
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Service is good. Gluten restriction was accommodated for. Food came out quickly. Went for valentines day and obviously it was packed, but it didn't effect experience at all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No Rose For Valentines Day
    sushi42
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We celebrated V Day here- food was excellent- service very good...but, I noticed all the other diners were given a long stem rose on their table-all couples given it was a romantic evening,,,,but my wife did not get one, I can only believe it was because we are two women. In my mind even more of a reason to give our table a rose. While it in no way took away from my lovely evening with my lovely partner, it did seem a bit "cold".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • variety of food on menu, very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    variety of food on menu, very tasty food, attentive staff, overall very enjoyable dining experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good sushi in a good location
    SushiloverVIP
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    This was my second time dining at Osushi. My first experience was 4-star worthy, based on the quality of the sushi. This time, the sushi was good, but nothing spectacular. It didn't seem quite as fresh and flavorful as the first time around, but still a nice dinner. The service was fine, but again, nothing to rave about. The host was very friendly and accommodating, but the server was just average. Both times I've been to Osushi, on a Friday and Saturday night, the restaurant was barely half full. I would recommend this if you're in Harvard Square and are looking for good sushi, but I'd probably skip it next time and try somewhere I haven't been.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hip sushi restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    Hip ambience. Fresh and creative food. Menu is not overwhelming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lively ambiance, good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    Nice decor, lively ambiance, and good sushi. Quiet at lunch and louder at dinner, but a chic place to meet one friend or a group of friends to share some sushi!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Update
    JewelVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    This is the third time I've eaten here in the past few months. Nothing has change from the first time: Fresh, delectable sushi prepared in imaginative rolls. Prompt, friendly service. Unpretentious. Industrial sized drinks! Highly recommended!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sushi
    Benjamin
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    Friendly quick service. Great food. Appetizers that were actually appetizers and not meals in and of themselves (this is a good thing). A bit on the loud side, but not offensively so (and besides, it was a Friday night).
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Docked a star for service
    Catnatrichard
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Docked a star for service because we had to wait 20minutes for our table despite a reservation. That aside our waitress was fantastic and brought out a complementary birthday mochi dessert for the birthday girl. Ambiance was vibrant but we could all hear each other perfectly. Decor is modern with dim lighting; this is great for dinner or just drinks at the bar. Sushi dishes (we had the TNT maki as well as sushi plate for 2) were delicious and fresh.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I loved the variety of sake
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    I loved the variety of sake offered and the creativity of the sushi and sashimi offers. A great addition to the Harvard Square food scene.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent but pricey
    CSquareVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    Nice spot in Harvard square for sushi and korean style cuisine such as kalbi, bibimbap and spicy pork. The restaurant setting is chic and modern, the atmosphere great for an evening out with friends (not too noisy) The food itself (we've had sushi, and other korean items on the menu) is decent but a bit overpriced compared to say, Toraya in Arlington. The cocktail with cucumber is very nice, not too sweet and refreshing. Overall, a nice place to go to in Harvard square, but nothing to rave about.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent Place in a good location
    Damian
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    The food was good, not great but definitely above average. It was adequate for the price. The location is really nice, the decor is modern but not overly so. Drinks were quite tasty. The noise level was a bit high but we were visiting during weekend rush hour so that might not be your average experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Pleasant Surprise
    Alkylidyne
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    Trying a new (to me) sushi restaurants is usually a hit-or-miss experience. That said, I was pleasantly surprised by dinner at Osushi. We were promptly seated, the service was good - it was especially notable that empty dishes were removed very promptly. The appetizers (Akashi-Yaki, Tuna Tartare) and rolls (Hamachi Jade, Salmon) were tasty as well. Overall a very good experience. Would I dine there again? Definitely yes.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Do not bother
    StephZ
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    There are so many great places to eat in Harvard Sq, and so many awesome sushi places in the Boston area. Do yourself a favor and don't go here. The food ranged from meh to completely horrible, but the AWFUL service is what really does this place in. I don't think I've ever experienced such awful service. I was rushing my husband out because I just couldn't wait to leave. Will never, ever return.
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  • fine for what it is
    GGDD
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    Great location, tasty, lots of young people. Simple ambiance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot for sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    I will probably return here often if they continue to offer the good food, value and service I have experienced during three visits so far. On this visit we felt kind of rushed, since the appetizers, entrees and sushi all arrived at the same time, even though we had asked for the appetizers first, and then the entrees and sushi. That is easy enough to manage in the future by ordering the appetizers before placing the entree order. Also, the prices for the cold sake are a little steep, starting at around $32 for a 300ml bottle, and the sakes that they bill as being on the drier side are still a little sweet for my taste.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth it
    MelB
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    I had a voucher to eat here for half price. If I hadn't, we would have left. The service was horrible; we went to the bar and got our own drinks at one point and it wasn't that busy. Multiple tables got up and left after sitting for 10 minutes without even getting a menu. The dishes, while nicely plated, were sub par. The ceviche wasn't served with anything to put it on, so was very awkward. The sauce used is just mayonnaise, sweetened. The rolls weren't anything so great, and they were out of the better sashimi choices.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Pan Asian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    I've mostly had the sushi which is good but not anything really special. They are a bit overpriced. I like the ambience and the waitstaff was friendly but sometimes hard to get their attention. The bathrooms need a bit of work as you have to go out to a pretty run down hallway that I don't think they own.
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    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Value!
    MaineDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    We were using a Living Social coupon offer, but even if we had paid full price for our meal, the value was incredible. Large portions, and very creative and tasty. Not sure why they call some of their dishes "crunchy", as they really weren't but that is more an observation, as the food was awesome. We will surely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    The drinks were amazing and the food was decent. I've had better sushi but it was still good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.