Nice place but flavoring overpowered the base ingredients. Total failure for Japanese food claim. It's more like overpriced fusion.
Incredible food and fantastic service, but was wayyyy too pricey for the amount of food we were getting. Only would recommend going on a special occasion only!
Creative and inventive food! The best sushi with amazing flavor in each bite. Our waitress was extremely helpful and professional. It's the experience to have if you enjoy and appreciate sushi.
The most incredible and delicious experience. Our server was Anna and we left feeling like we made a new good friend. We saved up for this special occasion and it was worth every penny. Food was beyond outstanding, and beverage pairings were perfect. We had the grand omakase.
O Ya is a fubulous place to enjoy top-notch sushi. Beautifully decored, good service and sushi was outstading. However, the prides charged for the cheapest Sushi are in the stategspherte - we were served two small (size of your finger tip0a was $14. Two small bites and the pride was $14. Yo can always enjoy a $185 sampler, but you will leaver hungry. Bottom line, unless you have a DEEP POCKET, at least $500 for a mderate sushi dinner, you will go hungry. We just had two sjall sushis, paid $40 and left for another restarant down the street. Everythiung else about O Ya is wonderful, a king's ransom is what you need to not go hungry.
Firstly, the food tastes not as good as last time I ate in Match. Secondly, the waiter who served us last night is impatient. He was unwilling to serve us with a distant face from the beginning till end.He didn't even ask how was everything going. Disappointed with the service and food. I missed the waitress who served us in March.
Every dish was superbly prepared and presented. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and attentive. She knows exactly what to substitute when our niece does not go for raw oyster. She also makes sure that my niece , a desert lover, has a chance to sample two deserts in place of sushi. Sushi chefs are happy to engage guests as well. Overall we had another pleasurable experience at o ya!
Deserves it's reputation as one of the best, if not the best, restaurant in Boston. Although sushi is the feature here, one can dine on many other items. The avocado tempura was the highlight of the meal, though everything was superior. I especially liked the short rib as well. Don't miss dessert either.
You need to know going in it's high quality sushi and you pay for it. They don't have rolls, it's all small plates.
Unforgettable experience with staff and chef Taylor ! Thank you for making it special . Lydia
I have been a total of 4 times, and this last dining experience was less quality as far as gastronomy is concerned.
I think the food is good; however the quality has gone down from other years I've been there. It appears it has become busier and lost its focus on the quality of the food.
Still decent food that is high priced, but it is not the exceptional execution it use to be, so the value has gone down.
The grande oamakse does not disappoint
It had been a while since we last visited, but we were still very impressed. The squash blossom with truffles and the fried oyster with black squid ink foam were amazingly delicious. So we ordered another serving of each to end our meal. O ya is an amazing restaurant and our server showed us the way to a variety of tastes and flavors. So, so good!
A wonderful experience. Great service and an incredible unique menu.
10 out of 10. I have never had a meal this good. Period.
Exceptional quality and interesting take on sushi. World class!!
This may have been the most decadent and delicious meal I have experienced, paired with exceptional service, quality and an incredible wine/sake list
best restaurant in boston; would highly recommend to anyone
I went to O Ya for my girlfriend's birthday.
We had such a great time! Caitlyn H. was such a pal and guided us through the menu and sake pairings. I love how down to earth the service was-- I was scared I'd feel looked down on by such a fancy place, but everyone seemed delighted to have us. Each bite was a work of art and the flavors were incredible. It made for an unforgettable second anniversary for me and my boyfriend. Thank you!
The food was amazing and the service staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and the sake options just amazing
Went to Oya to celebrate wedding anniversary. Tried the tasting menu although pricy but truly worth it. Total experience was Awesome!!
Very nice place. Not traditional Japanese food. Went there for celebrating graduation.
Great tasting menu.
Over priced sat at bar no back support to chairs
Sushi was quite good but overpriced in my opinion
Shared wall dishes with my husband he enjoyed the food but thought it was overpriced
Not much ambiance
Best high end dining experience I've had in Boston. Staff are very helpful and accommodating--we got the Omikase tasting menu (i.e. The less fancy tasting menu of items from the a la carte menu) which they are willing to adjust to include certain ingredients or per dietary restrictions. Every dish was delicious and different than foods I've had in the past. Also an excellent beverage pairing. Overall a delightful experience.
Probably the best restaurant in Boston!!!! Every bite is an experience. This place is AMAZING.
Outstanding for special intimate events. Small restaurant, lovely service, outstanding food and gorgeous presentation.
Note that when you make a reservation on open table the only choice will be a corner bar seat. It was very nice but if you want a table you have to call.
We ordered the 17 courses tasting menus (Omakase) once vegetarian and once regular. We were flabbergasted by the variety and creativity of the dishes. Each course was excellent and the whole menus served at a comfortable pace. The staff was just great, competent and friendly. No regret for the price we paid.
O Ya is our special occasion place, and our favorite restaurant anywhere in the world. It is simply an amazing culinary experience! The food is so good, I try to delay swallowing as long as possible so that I can savor the flavor! The only drawback is the price, which is super expensive and prohibits us from going more often. But every time we go there, we always say, "it was worth it!"
O'ya is an absolutely amazing dining experience. Thank you.
This meal was highly touted prior to visiting and it did not disappoint! Every dish was amazing (especially the truffle oil sushi and wagyu beef with potatoes). We sat at the sushi bar and loved the vibe. The service was spot on...FANTASTIC experience. That said, it is PRICEY, so glad that the food was well worth it!
Incredible experience each and every time! Amazing staff, outstanding sushi, good drink, couldn't wish for more!
Exceptional food and service. Great ambience. Highly recommend.
If I have to do one thing before I die, it's to go back to O Ya. I went in April of 2017, and I haven't shut up about it since. It's worth every penny. Honest to God I go to A LOT of restaurants. I am constantly out to eat and trying to find new places. This, by far, is the best place I have ever been to. The food, the atmosphere, the ambiance, the service... it was all 5 star studded heaven. And the owner was our waiter, and he was absolutely the most incredible man I have ever met. I took my boyfriend there for our anniversary/his birthday present and the only negative I have... is that no birthday present I can ever give will ever compare.
Good, not wow but good!
O Ya has good physical ambience and a descent selection of sake/ wine. Polite servers. Of course, the reason to go there was the food which turned into a disappointment with the first bite. We ordered a selection of 15-18 dishes from menu and recommendations. Rice was either too dry or vinegary with no consistency. In several pieces we could only taste rice unless it was overpowered by truffle oil (in excess). We sat at the bar which is supposed to be a coveted spot in any sushi restaurant traditional or fusion. Chefs were using pre-cut fish and meat which goes against the very idea of the concept. 3 chefs appeared to be more of “assembly line workers” putting oil, sauces and sprinkling salt on dishes. They did not lift a single knife during the 1.5 hrs course of meal. Aesthetics of food presentation does not match flavors. No harmony in fusion. Soon the experience went from O Ya to O No! Unless the chefs were having a particularly bad night they need to review their dishes, concept and practice.
Expensive but always worth it. Tasting menus still on average provide one of the best eating experiences I have had anywhere in the world.
O Ya has been on my bucket list since I have lived in the Boston area. The experience lived up to expectations. It was much more than a meal, but rather a journey through their tasting menu. Would definitely recommend for anyone seeking a truly unique experience with Japanese cuisine.
Simply put, this was the best dining experience I have ever had.