o ya

4.9
1148 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
Located in a 100-year-old fire station in Boston’s historic Leather District, o ya offers a unique contemporary Japanese omakase menu in a comfortable setting.

Chef-Owner Tim Cushman is offering a $250 nightly omakase comprising nigiri, sashimi, and cooked dishes. Beverage pairings are available in addition to the extensive premium sake and wine list. Changes to the menu for allergies and aversions can be made but must be requested 24 hours in advance. Vegetarian menus must be requested at least 72 hours in advance.

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 $100 per person charge.

Experiences

  • featured omakase menu

    $250.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    at this time, o ya is offering a set 20-course omakase menu designed to surprise and delight diners with our signature nigiri, sashimi and cooked items selected by our team of chefs and hospitality professionals. We are very happy to accommodate most allergies with 48 hours' notice, and vegetarian diners with one week's notice. Specialty supplemental items will also be offered nightly based on seasonality and availability.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1148 people are saying
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vipatlas
New England
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

O ya continues to be our favorite restaurant in Boston, always a great experience!

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RobertE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The 20 course menu was perfect we added three courses which were actually compared to the original 20 not keeping up to the rest

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vipshawn
St. Louis
20 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter and server were fantastic. And the food was unforgettable. This was a culinary experience my wife and I will remember.

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Kierantal
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was phenomenal, from the creativity and execution of the menu to the wonderful staff. The chef also accommodated my allergy and my husband's dietary preferences with delicious dishes. Definitely an experience I would love to repeat.

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EE45
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our meal at O Ya. As new parents who don't have the opportunity to go out often, this was such a special treat for our anniversary. The food was delicious and so unique. We loved everything.

Everyone was so kind from the waitstaff to the chefs and they made our evening out wonderful. We will consider O Ya again for a special future night out.

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DutchG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food: outstanding
The service: outstanding
The absolutely fire playlist of music playing: outstanding

Will be returning whenever I can get a reservation again

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ErinW
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything about our dinner at o ya was incredible. We were seated at the counter and did the omikase with beverage pairing. I don’t think there was a single item in the 20 courses that I did not enjoy and I’d say over half of them were absolutely delicious. All the courses were very unique and certainly not something I think I could’ve made at home with any success. I found that it was the perfect amount of food where I definitely left satisfied but without feeling sickly full either. The beverage pairing was good but I will say it ended up being a lot of alcohol and I found myself leaving feeling quite drunk. The service was fantastic, our servers were very knowledgeable of both the food and the beverages and how/why they were chosen to pair together. We’d been saving up to go to o ya for a long time, finally making it there for our 6th anniversary and it was definitely worth the wait (and all the money we set aside to do it).

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vippandafur
New England
20 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fabulous food and excellent service.

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Lemon
New England
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! My favorite was the A5 wagyu beef, tender and full of flavor.

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vipGabrielleH
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat. The restaurant is quiet - with COVID they have spread the tables farther apart so there are at most 25 people in the entire restaurant with you. The staff was incredibly friendly and attentive. We ordered the omakase with the beverage pairing. Each course was exceptional: creative and delicious, bursting with flavor. If you consider yourself a foodie, or a sushi fan, O Ya is a must!

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Katherine
New England
30 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There isn't much to say about o ya except that it's one of the best restaurants I've ever eaten in... in this country and abroad. The food is an experience in itself. It's very expensive but worth every penny. My go-to for special, really special, occasions.

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tedb
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flawless dining experience. We did the creative omakase option and I can say unequivocally it was the best dining experience/meal I've ever had.

Can't wait to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Mollie
New England
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was knowledgeable of the omakase menu and very polite and professional. The food was also amazing, it was a wonderful experience!

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OpenTable
New England
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was incredible. Would absolutely recommend to anyone on the fence. Every dish was crafted to perfection.

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vipEliz
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi I have ever had. The tasting menu was AMAZING!

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CharlotteI
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service . A must be experience . I can’t wait to go back

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
14 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual!

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vipJayC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

While the idea of a 20 course tasting menu is a good idea a lot of the same main ingredients are repeated multiple times on the menu. While fish quality was ok I thought I could get the same or better quality at Fiji.

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vipDeepS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always it was a wonderful experience. The food is fantastic and the staff is always great. We always look forward to it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about O-ya is fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal, wish there could be more to be had sooo tasty and fresh. All I could think was I want more. The final taste before the sweet was foi gras. The flavours blended so well it was orgasmic it sent me to heaven. Hiro - chef, Thank you!!

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vipKateA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

o ya is one of the best restaurants in Boston. Everything was delicious!

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vipEdwinB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent.

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Helmar
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent, will definitely go again, although I just tried to make another reservation 2 months hence, but they were booked, even that far in advance.

We drove 60 miles to dine there, then 60 miles back. It was worth the drive. We got there 1/2 hour early, but they seated us anyway. Much appreciated.

One of the items included squid ink, which, after trying squid ink pasta in Italy :(, concerned me. Not to worry, it was a delicious as all of the rest of the dishes.

The Waygu beef slices were perfect and exquisite.

I was amazed by the potato chip and truffles nigiri. Who'd have thought of that?

I wish I could remember what kind of cold sake they served us, it was the best I've ever had.

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TomE
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant and it always exceeds our expectations. The fixed Omikase menu had so many awesome tastes I wouldn't know where to start to pick my favorite. It is certainly expensive but if you can live with that, you won't find better food or service anywhere.

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AlexD
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Meal, everything was wonderful and looking forward to seeing this restaurant back at normal capacity. Engaging with the chefs at the sushi bar during the meal was the only thing I missed. Best of luck.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Simply amazing.

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vipBLff
New England
13 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!
Nothing else to ad. Only 1 dish that I did not care for and that was personal preference, they brought out something else for me..... no complaints...

Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. We had so much fun and enjoyed every bite. Such a great little spot, too. Cozy atmosphere with a great staff.

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vipLowCarber
New England
50 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

O ya is an outstanding Sushi restaurant. The bites in the Omakase were delicious and very creative. We had the Saki flight and enjoyed all the choices. I wish it wasn't so expensive so I could afford to go more often.

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XiaoW
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic experience dining here. Best omakase I have had. Best sushi in Boston without a doubt. Great for a special occasion.

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MatthewK
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent excellent experience. Very expensive. Worth it, but expensive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

20 plus courses of amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An incredible dining experience from start to finish. Absolutely phenomenal.

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vipBinky1979
New England
34 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner! We are so happy that O Ya is up and running again! Went to celebrate my husband’s birthday and everything on the Omakase menu was delicious and service was impeccable as usual. Tables were spaced out accordingly and there was an air purifier. Well done!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not a cheap night out but worth every penny! Food is amazing and the waitstaff is incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. They did a wonderful job adhering to Covid procedures and it felt very safe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been waiting for 1 year (COVID-19),This is my second time to celebrate my Valentine’s Day,The food was excellent, Wine paring was excellent too,We really enjoyed. ❤️

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from o ya using the Order Online button.

o ya is rated 4.9 stars by 1148 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.