Nearby points of interest
Nearby points of interest
About o ya
***PLEASE NOTE: ONLINE RESERVATIONS ARE FOR OUR 17 SEAT CHEF'S COUNTER ONLY***
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.
Boston, MA 02111
Hours of Operation:
*** Online Reservations are for our 17 seat Chef's Counter only ***
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm- 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm- 10:00pm
Atlantic Ave and South St
$50 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking is available at 107 South Street, on the corner of East and South Streets in front of Sorriso Restaurant.
South Station on Red Line, Commuter Rail and Amtrak/Acela.
Tim Cushman is the Chef Owner
Private Party Facilities:
Although o ya does not have a private dining room, a private event may be held in the restaurant. Please call if you are interested in hosting a private event.
Private Party Contact:
Nancy Cushman: (617) 654-9900
Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
o ya Ratings and Reviews
Had Michael as a server and he really made the experience fun. He has worked there for 10 years and had a lot of great introductions to each plate. I highly recommend getting at least the 17-plate omakase as opposed to ordering a la carte; in terms of value, it seemed to be the better deal plus it sets the standard if you have never been. All in all, a great time. I can't wait until I have another excuse to indulge here again.
The food is great, what else can one say. And I understand that this criticism will probably be written off as gauche since my beef is with the cost. The service is average but 20% gratuity is required (including alcohol). No surprise I guess. Make me forget I'm spending that kind of money.... I would recommend investing it in a la carte over prix fixe.
We went for my husband's birthday dinner. We enjoyed one of their tasting menus paired with sake and wine. It was easily the best meal and service we have ever had...and the music play list was equally as awesome as the food, drink, service, and decor/ambience.
Underwhelming doesn't even begin to describe the experience. Food was bland. Service non-existent and quite frankly, rude. Would give 0 stars if possible.
For the prices one would naturally be expecting at a minimum, New York's 15 East or Sushi Yasuda quality but quite frankly O Ya doesn't even measure up to your neighborhood UWS sushi joint.
Reservations can be tricky (they have two seatings and expect earlier seating to be mindful of the second seating, i.e. lingering not encouraged).
Food is amazing. By far the best meal I've had in Boston and among the top omakase experiences in U.S. Service is fantastic, friendly and accessible, informative but not overbearing.
Would love to go again (very pricey, though if you calculate on a per course basis, a decent value for these bite sized works of art), and highly recommend for sushi lovers.
O Ya was a great experience for a once a year expensive date night. The chefs and waiters worked with us to create our own tasting menu with some of what we desired mixed with great surprises. While expensive, we definitely received what we paid for an more in taste, service, and atmosphere.
The food is absolutely OUTSTANDING!!! My girlfriend and I drove from PA to have dinner here before Adele, and to be honest, I can't tell which one I enjoyed more! This was my third time going and every time it gets increasingly better. I'm a chef and I can say that my three dining experiences with O'ya have only even slightly been rivaled by the half dozen 2 star Michelin restaurants where I've eaten. Definitely a must go and get the Grand Omekase!!!
We had heard great things and eventually went for a special occasion. We were seated at our reserved chef's counter seats immediately and over the next 2.5 hours wined and dined our way through the Omakase (17 bite chef's tasting menu). The sushi was definitely high quality, the flavors and techniques were certainly interesting, and the ambience was pleasant/minimalist Japanese. The server was also good - knowledgeable and nice -- we had to ask a lot of questions to decipher the plate descriptions. It was really just the high price -- we were expecting 400-500 based on what we heard and ended up with 640 (incl tax/tip) despite only ordering a few drinks (not the drinks pairing). Essentially it was a fabulous meal - totally worth 300, even 400. But more than 600 without even maxing out the food and drink options simply didn't seem worth it. Our previous experience at Oishi as at least half the price and just as good. Hope to try Uni after our wallets recover. O ya is clearly doing a great thing and there seems to be plenty of people in Boston that can keep it in business. It would just be nice if people at lower budget ranges could still enjoy it.
Amazing dining experience! Every piece of sushi was created to please the palate. Staff was knowledgeable and attentive--they aimed to please. We chose from the a la carte menu and the waitress gave great advice. They served us a special delicious dessert for our anniversary.
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.