Uni Sashimi Bar
370 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215Neighborhood:
Contemporary AsianPrice: $50 and over
Uni Sashimi Bar
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.unisashimibar.com/
- Phone: (617) 536-7200
- Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Thursday & Friday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Sushi, Contemporary Asian, Japanese
- Executive Chef: Ken Oringer
- Dress Code: Smart Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine
A word from Uni Sashimi Bar
Nestled within Restaurant Clio in Boston's Back Bay, this 23 seat restaurant is as intimate as it is trendy. Uni features ingredients sourced from around the globe, including the famed Tsukiji Market. Innovative and chic with daily changing a la carte and omakase menus, Uni also offers an extensive sake list in the recently redesigned space. The cuisine at Uni is anything but traditional, drawing inspiration and influence from not only Japan but from around the world. PLEASE NOTE: Please let us know if you have a dining preference between our dining room or sashimi bar, where you can watch the chef prepare your dishes up close.Continued
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Uni Sashimi Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
53 reviews since July 30, 2014
- Ambiance3.9Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (40)special occasion (32)romantic (19)neighborhood gem (14)hot spot (13)late-night find (8)notable wine list (7)good for groups (4)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
- ValerieVIPDined on 11/18/2014Food very creative and mostly quite good. Octopus dish was not so good, too salty and overwhelmed by cilantro. Portions very small . Foie gras with tuna yummy.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Sashimi delights!OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 11/13/2014I am so glad we decided upon Uni rather than our regular fave, Oiishi. While I love Oiishi, this was foodie paradise. Sashimi composed in innovative and unique dishes. Amazingly fresh seafood. I absolutely loved every morsel of food. Not a cheap meal, but worth every penny.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- LoveNYCdiningVIPDined on 10/30/2014What a meal!! From start to finish. The freshest fish and most innovative mixes of ingredients. The late night Raman Noodles, Octopus Tacos, Pork Steamed Buns.....this place and chef is a real gem. Will definitely be back when I am in town.Special Features:
- they are improvingOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 10/25/2014I have been here many times, they change menu frequently. A5 beef is getting better. Uni spoon remains There is some imperfection, hope you can make it betterSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The very bestJackieDined on 10/24/2014If you're looking for the best sashimi in Boston, Uni is the only option. The food is prepared perfectly and no matter what you order, you won't be disappointed. It's not cheap compared to other sushi restaurants, but it's the only one guaranteed to be worth every penny. Truly the best sashimi Boston has to offer.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Hands downOpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 10/7/2014Best sushi/sashimi I've ever had. Recommend fully.Special Features:
- Don't go if you're hungry!JustSayingVIPDined on 10/1/2014The food was microscopic and astronomically priced. Though the food though elegant and nuanced, it was wowfully undersized. Definately geared to an audience with deep pockets and no concern for budget.
- OKstreetfoodieDined on 9/20/2014If you like shashimi go to O Ya - dinning experience is average on all levels except cost.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 9/18/2014I was so happy to see Uni show up on Open Table - without a doubt one of my favorite restaurants in Boston. Over the years new chefs have brought their own touches to the sashimi, and Chef Tony continues the long line of creative and tasty preparations. As always, the ingredients are top notch, the preparations beautiful and delicious, the sake list is top notch (and Clio's bar is also at your disposal for cocktails). The service is knowledgeable, effective, and warm. Truly a gem... I can't wait for my next time to call out 'omakase'Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- AwesomeBostonSushiDined on 9/17/2014New chef, at least in the past 3 years or so, but this restaurant hasn't skipped a beat. Very creative dishes, explosions of flavors with also subtle textural nuances. Great experience with the Omikase selection. Highly recommendedSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Always awesomebostonbritDined on 9/16/2014Chef Tony produces the most creative sashimi in Boston, bar none. Delicious. Friendly and attentive staff. Not cheap but so worth it.Special Features:
- top notchOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 9/8/2014yes, it is expensive but in my opinion, it is worth it. i took my girlfriend there for her birthday and they gave us each an excellent dessert, on the house. service was fantastic. omakase was amazing and chef tony treated us really wellSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- If only we'd gotten what we orderedOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 9/6/2014Let me begin by saying that we've enjoyed wonderful evenings at both Uni and Clio in the past. However, our last visit to Uni was all but disastrous. We were seated promptly and ordered shortly thereafter -- 8 dishes, each approximately 4 bites. unfortunately, it was more than an hour later before we saw the first morsel. Over the next 75 minutes, three more dishes arrived. And while each was delicious, it had grown late and we both tired and still hungry. We finally threw in the towel and asked for our check mid-dinner. Wine service was somewhat better, but still slow and inattentive.Special Features:
- Great foodMrslyngplantDined on 9/3/2014Great food experience I would be happy for more choices of Japanese beer, best regards Trond SlyngstadSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A Level AboveG2sleeperDined on 8/23/2014This was my second time at Uni Sashimi Bar. The first time was 6 years ago (wish I could afford to eat like this more often!), and 6 years later the quality and creativity are identical. We ordered the large chef's tasting menu and were amazed at each course as chef took us through a sensory wonderland of creatively prepared and presented sashimi. As the chefs work away with their wizardry, they interact with the big-eyed bar customers (no snobbery here!). I will be back, and this time, will not wait so long.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- don't do groups of more than 4OMGyummyUNIDined on 8/17/20141st time in a place like this. Serves like a high end place but snooty like high end. Could do with less attitude and more education about what it's like to enjoy yourself on places like this.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Too much noiseOroroinaDined on 8/16/2014My wife and me we have had a hard dinner due to the excessive noise in the restaurant, coming from both our table neighbours and the music in the restaurant. It was almost impossibile to talk and to hear the explanations from the waiter, paramount to catch the chef's choices in our tasting menu. Apart from that the food And the Service were excellent.
- A little sashimi never hurt nobodyPaleofoodieDined on 8/11/2014My diet is paleo so I tend to be very picky where I choose to eat. This restaurant was perfect for my sister, my mom and I. SO many amazing things to try! We love sashimi so this restaurant hAd everything we could eat. The seaweed salad and tuna ceviche are excellent. Go go go - now!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great SashimicvluvfoodDined on 8/3/2014The food was excellent. The presentation beautiful. Every single dish was done with thoughts as to combination of flavor, plating composition and freshness of the ingredients.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Awesome experience.sweetfood37Dined on 8/1/20142nd time at Uni, some of the best food I've encountered in Boston. Innovative, incredible flavors, super fresh. Until Nobu Matsuhisa opens a restaurant in Boston, this is as good as it gets. This restaurant is not for everyone, and not even your typical sushi place. Foodies will enjoy it, but people that don't like to experiment and open their palettes will be intimidated by the menu, i.e. I could never take my mom here. Definitely coming back. BTW, order the cocktails from Clio. Lastly, I spend less money here for a great meal than the restaurants in the same high-end bracket - still expensive, but my bill is always much less than say... Menton or L'espalier.Special Features:
- The following 6 reviews are from the Uni Sashimi Bar reviews archive.
- Fantastic meal in 3 hoursOpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 7/26/2014I'm a big fan of long slow meals, so I didn't mind at all that it took about three hours for four of us to eat around 18 plates plus dessert. The food was absolutely fantastic, and the pace allowed us to enjoy every course. Highlights were the Hamachi with pork belly croutons, the Foie Gras with Unagi (an inspired combo), and the Wagyu was a fantastic treat for the beef eaters. Desserts were great as well, we ordered all four and shared them. The only suggestion we have is the music seemed a little loud for the venue and could be toned down a bit.Special Features:
- Carmel FoodieCarmelFoodieDined on 7/19/2014Every time I am in Boston I have to go to Uni (sometimes more than once). It is the most magnificent sashimi experience on the planet! I wish I could attach pictures. Chef Tony, as well as the owner Ken Oringer, take pride in their ingredients, creativity, and final presentation. This is not a place to go for rolls or anything you get at your local sushi restaurant. I am not sure which of the many delights were my favorite...scallop with trumpet? mushroom and bacon, or hamachi with a lovely fruit puree on the plate with diced Jalepeno and banana glass? Toro with pork belly crouton anyone? Just to name a few. As I said this is an experience!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Amazing combos that workchittimVIPDined on 7/19/2014This was my 2nd time at Uni, my wife's first (but she loves sashimi/sushi), and her sister's first (and she's a sashimi newbie). All of came away extremely happy. All the food was amazing -- from the signature Uni spoon (with a quail egg yolk and American sturgeon caviar) and toro with foie gras to the out there combos that somehow work. Tuna with grilled peaches and burrata; fluke (I think) with tomatoes, olives, and golden raisins; diver scallops with mushrooms. Chef Messina was focused on his work, but talkative and interested in what we liked/didn't. Amazing to watch him and his sous make everything right in front of you. While pricey, definitely worth it, and found it a better value than O Ya.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Tasting MenuMaureenDined on 7/14/2014This was our second time with the tasting menu, it is amazing! Things you would not normally eat are presented in a beautiful way and are so delicious. This menu takes time so don't be in a rush, enjoy every bite! Uni never disappoints and always delivers. The chef is very talented and the staff is very knowledgeable.Special Features:
- splurge & love itJetfanDined on 7/11/2014Small/cozy room lends to a romantic/intimate dinner where you can share each serving as it comes out to you one at a time. Drinks from the upstairs bar Clio were amazing (& pricey as is everything here) but well worth it. ordering 5 different courses we were worried at first we wouldn't be full, but it was more than enough by the end. Servers were fantastic & by asking about the menu suggested things that weren't apparent, like they would put their 2 different Hamachi recipes on one together. Be forewarned, expensive (you may get out of there under $100 a person if you don't drink too much) but definitely worth the fantastic food and great service. Definitely recommend reservations as there are only like 6 tables in the whoe place.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Amazing ExperienceTAGitDined on 7/8/2014My husband and I sat at the bar and not only enjoyed the most delicious meal of our lives, but also watched the chief create his works of art. We enjoyed the Uni Omakase menu, allowing us to taste an assortment of dishes selected for us. Each dish was perfectly balanced, it's ingredients not only complementing but also highlighting the beauty and freshness of the fish. Our absolute favorite- Spicy Tuna and Foie Gras Tataki. We would 100% recommend this bar to anyone who enjoys sashimi. Beware though, it will be difficult to settle for sashimi anywhere else, after this experience.Special Features: