Located in a 100-year-old fire station in Boston’s historic Leather District, o ya offers contemporary Japanese dining in a comfortable setting. The intimate 37-seat dining room consists of ten tables and a 17-seat chef’s counter, where guests can watch the chefs preparing the dishes.
Chef Owner Tim Cushman offers an Omakase, or Chef’s tasting menu, for $185 and an extensive a la carte menu of creative nigiri, sashimi, vegetable, wagyu beef, pork and chicken dishes. O ya also offers an extensive premium sake list. Average dining time is approximately 2-3 hours.
CANCELLATION POLICY: In the event that you need to cancel or modify your reservation, please do so 24 hours prior to your reservation to avoid a $75 per person charge.
If you have any specific dietary or time restrictions, please let us know when making your reservation. No dress code.
Food is good but terribly overpriced. The experience is underwhelming. The location is cool and hip. The star of the dinner turned out to be the bottle of white we ordered.
Over use of truffle oil made the flavoring of the tasting menu linear. Overall a B-.
Incredible food and great service from Ted, too. Can’t wait to go back.
Such a wonderful meal. The tasting menu pleasantly surprised me with more than a few courses. Our host, Michael, was exceptional.
Wonderful experience. Beautiful tastes and service.
Family visiting from Hawaii
Special occasion and date !!!! The BEST!!!!!
not worth the price. highly overpriced
Once in a lifetime special meal! Trust in the chefs and do the Omakase.
Amazing!! Best Japanese food in town!
O ya is consistently our favorite Japanese/sushi restaurant in the U.S. The fish quality is outstanding and the presentation and sushi chef artistry is amazing!
Delicious, impeccable food. Ask for the vegan menu!
Unbelievable!!! Outstanding food and service!!!! Yum!! Takes my breath away every time!!
We’ve been coming every year for the past 6ish years for my husband’s birthday and have had Annalee as our server every year. Not only is the food amazing and unmatched (the best sushi in Boston by far), Annalee has been the most hospitable and welcoming server we’ve ever had. We look forward to having her as our server every year as much as we enjoy the food! Also the sushi chefs at the bar - LEGIT.
Extremely pleasant staff very welcoming and great menu
Excellent food! Michelin star!
O Ya is a unique experience, particularly the tasting menus. The food is exquisite the ambiance is lovely and the service is phenomenal. Each course is delivered with an description by very personable and knowledgeable waitstaff.
Be warned- O Ya is very expensive. This isn't a destination for a family get together - don't bring the kids along. This is a destination for people who want to eat uniquely prepared twists on Japanese cuisine paired with exquisite sake.
Service and good were outstanding.
Every bite is a new piece of heaven. If you want Her or Him to say Definitely Yes, take them here. Do the Omakase it is worth it, plus the pairings
Incredibly inventive, flavorful, interesting food - I ordered all vegan and was thoroughly impressed.
I had a great time with my brother.
It was outstanding for our first time. My husband and I were celebrating our 10year wedding Anniversary and we were looking forward to this tasting. We were blown away. Our server, Maggie, was unbelievable on explaining the dishes, what to expect on each course, and to the timing of our tasting coming out. We cannot wait to go back to enjoy their other dishes. It really was phenomenal.
Fabulous food and service from beginning to end.
Our anniversary dinner was perfect. The food was flawless, and the service was outstanding. It’s definitely really pricey, so special occasions only- but what an absolute treat. :)
So tasty food！
I have saved up and been to O Ya three times now. I make it there once every 3-4 years. Each time I balk at what I know the bill will be, but I set aside my coffee money, about $20 each month, and when I hit about $400, then I know I can go. I have been to some fancy restaurants where, when I returned, the magic was no longer there. O Ya was EXACTLY as delicious as I remembered. My two previous visits I had been with industry people, and had assumed we got special treatment. This time, as a regular shlub, they still made us feel special and valued. I can't describe the food. It was so delicious that I almost started tearing up at my seat. Each course on the tasting menu being so utterly delightful. I think I'll have to start setting aside a little extra so I can return sooner. The food is in the stratosphere, the staff is the friendliest, this place is a gem. People say Boston doesn't have a good restaurant scene? Good, let's keep this secret for those who appreciate it. In short (too late): Yum!
Spectacular sushi, creative, fresh, fun. Not just the best in Boston; one of the best restaurants in the U.S. Expensive and worth it. Do set menu first time, next time mix and match. Try sake tastings.
Probably the best dining experience for me. The flavors were amazing and service was superb!
Great restaurant! Delicious food, great service and ambiance.
Will definitely be back. Favorite in Boston 100%
Celebrated our anniversary again at O Ya! The waiter helped us choose which items to order and he was spot on. Every dish was creative and delicious. A real treat.
Wonderful meal as always, thank you . Liking forward to the next time we are in town
So much to enjoy. Delicate flavours, freshness, thought in presentation and service.
One of the most intense, creative, and exquisite culinary experiences I’ve had. A very kind staff of waiters to explain the menu and it’s diversity of items and truly exceptional, unique Japanese cuisine. Cannot wait for another excuse to come here again!
Esperaba mucho mas de un restaurante que cobra tanto y que tenia tanto nombre. Tenia las expectativas muy altas y al final fue bastante normal. Ningun plato me hizo WOW.
This place is great if you're okay with spending $500 on dinner that includes very little food. The food was fresh, but extremely over priced. We thought we could get sushi, but it is really only small bites of sashimi and nigiri. So overall, I recommend just going for a snack, which means you can get one scallop for $30. This is our fault for not looking into the restaurant enough before going.
The sushi was OK , but truly overpriced. Would not recommend
Very very expensive for a very little amount of food. We left hungry and had a $110 tab with no alcohol.
Exceptional food in an intimate, modern setting. My date and I ordered 16 dishes a la carte, which was definitely too much — 12-14 would probably have been plenty. Standouts were the Hamachi & banana pepper nigiri, hamachi tartare, and toro with Korean longpeppers and grapefruit ponzu. There were no bad dishes, but our least favorite were the Shima aji with penang curry and the wagyu tsukune. We were seated at the counter, and enjoyed watching the sushi chefs. We also appreciated o ya’s casual/ ‘come as you are’ dress code! Great experience for a special occasion.
Best Japanese Resturant in Boston. Omakase with wine pairing takes about 600 per person. But for those who are not a big fun of alcohol, just order a glass of champagne. Love the food!!!!!!
Everything is wonderful. It is just a bit too noisy for my taste. Food is amazing. The chefs are super nice. The most amazing thing is that I found tempons in the bathroom available for female customers. This is very considerate, and a wonderful showcase of Japanese style of quality service.