o ya

4.9
996 reviews
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Japanese
***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.
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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Interesting flavor combinations and the most wonderful, fresh fish. Some type of fish that you do not often see in the US.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most wonderful team - manager and staff

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CD
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Magical food, outstanding service. Truly a special place.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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-.

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JT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and great service from Ted, too. Can’t wait to go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a wonderful meal. The tasting menu pleasantly surprised me with more than a few courses. Our host, Michael, was exceptional.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Beautiful tastes and service.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family visiting from Hawaii

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special occasion and date !!!! The BEST!!!!!

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

not worth the price. highly overpriced

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once in a lifetime special meal! Trust in the chefs and do the Omakase.

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ES
London
16 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!! Best Japanese food in town!

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New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, impeccable food. Ask for the vegan menu!

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CM
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable!!! Outstanding food and service!!!! Yum!! Takes my breath away every time!!

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely pleasant staff very welcoming and great menu

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1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Michelin star!

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SH
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and good were outstanding.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredibly inventive, flavorful, interesting food - I ordered all vegan and was thoroughly impressed.

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1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a great time with my brother.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service from beginning to end.

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New England
19 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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. :)

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So tasty food!

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JM
London
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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New England
30 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Caribbean
13 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best dining experience for me. The flavors were amazing and service was superb!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! Delicious food, great service and ambiance.
Will definitely be back. Favorite in Boston 100%

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New England
80 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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J
New England
26 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal as always, thank you . Liking forward to the next time we are in town

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

So much to enjoy. Delicate flavours, freshness, thought in presentation and service.

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Tulsa
22 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience!!

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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.

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KG
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 5

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.

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F
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The sushi was OK , but truly overpriced. Would not recommend

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KT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

Very very expensive for a very little amount of food. We left hungry and had a $110 tab with no alcohol.

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