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o ya

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930 reviews
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$50 and over
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Japanese
Perfect For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
  • Good for a Date
***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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese
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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
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Phone number
(617) 654-9900
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Tim Cushman is the Chef Owner
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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.
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Private party contact
Nancy Cushman: (617) 654-9900
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Atlantic Ave and South St
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Parking details
Valet parking is available at 107 South Street, on the corner of East and South Streets in front of Sorriso Restaurant.
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Public transit
South Station on Red Line, Commuter Rail and Amtrak/Acela.
Additional
Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

17-Course tasting menu should have more ingredient diversities. Also when using condiments, please make sure they have an appropriate amount and distribution otherwise they seem to be overwhelming at first bite. Using mould to make roll sushi is not acceptable as well. Other things are outstanding.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Ten years later, O ya continues to impress. Thoughtful, creative, and inspired.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Good food but the omakase including carrot was a bit disappointing... carrots?!?!

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

It was great food. I got the grand omakase and even added some items to it but was still not anywhere close to full. Only part about the meal that was off was the dessert. Both desserts we got were pretty bad.

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3.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Honestly the food should be so much better. The quality of the fish is probably the best in terms of Sushi in Boston, but they ruin the flavor with truffles and sauces on every dish. Why are you putting truffles on sushi!?! Truffles aren't indigenous to Japan. The flavor profiles get completely drowned by the accouterments to the fish and the entire premium on the fish gets lost. Worse, the price of the Grand Omakase gets jacked up by crud no one who goes to a sushi restaurant wants!

A lot of potential that's just wasted. The fish is magnificent tho- the Toro is sublime once you can taste it

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Best dinner ever! We got the Omakase. Each course is small, but full of flavor. Desserts are excellent too!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

「Grand Omakase」のテースティングコースをいただきました。日本のお寿司のイメージとはかけ離れていますが、それぞれが繊細な味付け&盛り付けで、舌も目も楽しませてもらえました。特に気に入ったのは、蒸しアワビ、北海道雲丹とキャビア、金目鯛、フォアグラの握りなど。コースにはトリュフ味を利かせた品の割合が少し多いかなとは思いましたが、たぶんそれは日本人が普通お寿司に期待してしまう味覚とのギャップでしょう。日本酒やワインのセレクションもとても良かったですし、お誕生日ということでお店からも存分にサービスしていただきました。次回はアラカルトメニューも試してみたいです。

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Very professional and friendly staff. It is always a great experience every time my fiancé and I go there.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

After years of being told, "you need to go to o ya," I finally made a reservation and headed over to sit at the Chef's bar with my son, another sushi enthusiast and foodie. Our meal was superb from start to finish. We had o ya's Grand Omakase so we could experience the full range of the restaurant's food, and we weren't disappointed for a single bite. We opted to order our own sake rather than a pairing, and for us, that really worked since we know what type of sake we really enjoy. This isn't an inexpensive adventure. In fact, there aren't many that are more expensive in Boston. But it was completely worth it.

Our menu started with a beautiful oyster with watermelon pearls, and
then moved on to creative sushi, followed by their version of sashimi, followed by cooked foods and dessert. There were 24 courses in total since they added something not on the menu in the middle, and we finished with beautiful chocolates.

I would also be remiss if I didn't mention that the service was perfection. We were attended to constantly, and we never had to guess what we were eating. Our servers were always there to make sure we were happy.

If you're on the fence about going to o ya, and you can afford the indulgence, I couldn't recommend it more.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Goooooood!!!!!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Amazing food and just an awesome experience! Thank you for the great service!

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Great loved it

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

All I can say is wow !

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

This was the most perfect restaurant experience my wife and I have ever had. There was not one iota of the meal we would change.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

The best food in Boston and I don’t say that without a lot of thought. Outstanding service as well. A must for any foodie. Casual relaxed atmosphere. It’s gotten international attention as well. On our last visit we sat next to a restaurateur from Berlin who was traveling to a few places in the US to get some new ideas.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Amazing attention to detail... each bite is like the only bite.

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

As someone who work in a restaurant this restaurant take you on a journey with their service and food. Everything was excellently crafted from their sashimi to their fried mochi doughnuts. Anni, our server hospitality was 2nd to none!

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

What a lovely dinner! Such great, thoughtful service. Everything was exquisite.

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

Absolutely incredible!!!!!!!!

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5.0Dined on December 14, 2017

This is the second time I have been to O Ya and I will be back again. The food is better than amazing and the staff is knowledgeable about all of the crazy sushi and immense wine/sake list. Every roll was a flavor bomb exploded and then danced around my mouth with every bite.

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

No joke sushi

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

The.temple.of.food.in.boston

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Amazing food. Did the 17 course tasting menu- was out of this world. Truly a special occasion treat, looking forward to my next dining experience with O Ya!

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Simply an amazing culinary experience. Michael and Kate made the evening truly memorable. Cant wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

The overall experience at O Ya was phenomenal. The food was absolutely delectable and the service and atmosphere were incomparable. I look forward to my next visit.

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5.0Dined on November 2, 2017

In all the places in the world, o ya is my favorite restaurant. It’s that simple.

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5.0Dined on October 31, 2017

An outrageously expensive experience ... worth every penny!

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3.0Dined on October 24, 2017

The sushi is high quality but the portion size is tiny. Other sushi restaurants have equal quality at more reasonable prices. There is no reason to support this restaurant unless you like overpaying.

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5.0Dined on October 24, 2017

Been to many sushi places and this place is right there with the best of them. Got the grand omakase and each small bite was spot-on with taste and beauty. All the ingredients used were top quality and amazingly decadent and indulgent: uni, truffle, osetra caviar, toro, swordfish belly, dark chocolate, etc. go for a mind-blowing experience!

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Can’t say enough good things about this place.... Total culinary experience!

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

O’YA is the best sushi! We are from Hawaii and have tons of great sushi available but this is our 2nd time in Boston and 2nd time at O’YA and it is amazing! Will be back again!!!

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5.0Dined on October 19, 2017

The food was extraordinary. Each dish presented was a work of art and delicious! Our server made the overall experience so special as she was not only helpful but shared in our delight as we enjoyed the evening!

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Absolutely sublime! Everything from your greeting, the decor, service and exquisite cuisine is spot on. Highly recommend the Grand Omakase and Sake pairing. It is expensive but totally worth it. Our waiter Tim was both engaging and knowledgeable

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

It was fantastic. The servers and the cooks were incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. Loved chatting about how the food was cooked and about the alcohol background.

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4.0Dined on September 29, 2017

Generally amazing and staff smile beautifully which is good. There is only thing a little surprising that, with my reservation and on time arrival, we still have to stand out there for a while with some tables and bar-seats available in there. But food is totally amazing!!!! Though really expensive

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5.0Dined on September 27, 2017

Probably the best meal/ chef in Boston today. Hard to get a table. Very expensive. But absolutely worth it for transcendent food.

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4.0Dined on September 26, 2017

This was perhaps the best food I've ever eaten...Seriously.


However... I booked o ya 3 weeks in advance and confirmed with the reception on the date that I made the reservation that we would have a table for 4. They screwed up the my reservation. If you book through Open Table, you will be given the Sushi bar...not very accommodating for 4 people who are looking to talk. Be sure to call them and confirm if you want a table. I was a little surprised that didn't offer us something as an apology.

That being said, the rest of the experience was fantastic. That being said, the rest of the experience was fantastic. The fois gras w/ chocolate was the best mouthful of food I have ever had. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on September 21, 2017

One of the best restaurant experiences that we've ever had. Very high price point but worth it for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on September 19, 2017

It is very good, just not as expected. We can see our dish got ready but it was not served as soon as I want. Don't like it.

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

The bluefin maguro, uni toast, and salmon rau ram were particular highlights.

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