o ya

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$50 and over
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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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SH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time coming here and the food was ABSOLUTELY delicious- definitely want to come back again :)

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful flavors!

MD
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Great experience, we enjoyed everything!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in Boston, hands down!!!

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my wife’s birthday, third trip here ever. We love it. The service is great. Beverage menu is solid. Food is incredible. We always get the chefs menu. It’s always so darn good. Wish we got more food for the price, but hard to complain too much.

NN
New England
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried the Omakase, which is a selection of 17 dishes from the a la carte menu. All dishes were selected to give an overview of all there is on the menu and the waiter will mark of which dish you are just having. The restaurant was quit having just opened at 5pm but was filled by the time we left. For the omakase you should plan about 2hours. Staff and waiters are very nice and personable.

N
New England
57 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A truly splendid experience with unparalleled food and service in the Boston area. If you're a sushi fan, treat yourself to this outstanding restaurant. It's not cheap, but it is magnificent.

S
New England
69 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always worth the splurge

TT
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

World Class. Top dining experience I’ve ever had. Service five stars. White truffle grand omakase menu... don’t get me started. Left feeling inspired.

N
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience. We enjoyed the Omasake with wine pairings. One of my all time favorite restaurant experiences.

R
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is wonderful and the service is excellent

OT
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best sushi we’ve ever had! The pairings of different flavors was fantastic! Such an amazing find!

RF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our best ever sushi and sashimi experience on the East Coast after many years living in Japan. We had the smaller Omakase (chef’s choice) course and the individual dishes were somehow both familiar and unique. There is no hesitation allowing substitutions for the less adventurous (or allergic) and our server was a consummate professional. Expensive but not as much as it might seem considering the quality

JG
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Unique sushi combinations with warm and welcoming staff.

B
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. Highly recommend. The white truffle ramen was one of the best things I have ever eaten.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi ever!

ER
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

it was a great experience but really too expensive. we eat in a lot of star cook restaurants for less and even if the food and service were great, it was simply overpriced.

JO
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have ever had. Hands down.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience of my life!

JM
New England
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

costing on it's original reputation. Now you get 3 very bored "chefs" who crank out the formula for tasting menu without enthusiasm. The space now has zero energy. Two of the 17 courses where somewhat inspired.

RA
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Really overpriced, not even in mostly omakases in Tokio

MP
New England
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

O Ya was delicious! The food was top notch and our server was fabulous. He gave us great advice on what to order so we got a real sense of the menu.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing experience

M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing omakase. Topnotch service and presentation with some bold flavors including japanese ginger and sansho. The chutoro was so tender it melted. The wagyu beef... ridiculous. And I happened to go on italian white truffle night, so several dishes were enhanced by flavorful slices of luxury. Other standouts included the disintegrated foie gras miso with yuzu rind and the onsen egg with gold leaf and caviar in a sexy sexy dashi. The price was nearly double what I paid in Japan for similar food (sans truffles), so I'd say this is at the very top end of what Boston can offer. Incredible meal.

M
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This was a once in a lifetime sushi experience. The service was fantastic, the food was exceptional and combined delicious flavors with an elegant presentation. Everything was over the top. My only issue: it was just a bit beyond my budget range for a dinner for two. That's not O Ya's problem, that was mine. I wish i could have sampled more of the ample Sake selection.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite Restaurant! Absolutely fell in love

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, fantastic service, fantastic EVERYTHING

DR
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing dinner I’ve ever had. Michilin quality but fun and not stuffy.

CD
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The service was very prompt. The pacing of the courses was a little weird. At the beginning of the night, a new course was coming out every couple of minutes, but once it became busier, the pace slowed down quite a bit. The wine pairing was inoffensive, although with the exception of one dish, wasn't particularly spectacular. The fois gras dish and the spa-egg dish we got were the absolute all-stars. Overall, it was the best tasting menu and wine pairing that I've had in the Boston area.

C
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food was really good and I'm willing to pay for really good but the prices here are just insane. I've been in the restaurant business for over 20yrs and I can say with about 90% accuracy the prices are too high. Even being in the city, the prices are not reflected accurately. I've had really good sushi/japanese food all over the city and outside, this has to be the most expensive place I've even been to. And it's not just the sushi....A bottle of Acqua Panna water cost $12, you can buy a case of 12 for $16. Every dish should have been at least $2-$3 less in my opinion.

ES
London
17 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food as every other time we have visited !
We will go again next time we are in Boston

ES
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal for two at the hightop seating. My partner is vegetarian and they were able to make a Grand Omakase menu for him to match the regular one for me. They were also happy to substitute for items that I could not eat. Each course had beautiful presentation and great flavor combinations. A great way to try many different types of fish. Excellent drink pairing (we had the wine/saki version). Definitely worth it if you want to splurge.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I've ever had

IY
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It takes more that 6 minutes after chef finished a dish to get ready for customer. The sauce is way too heavy and I can barely taste the fish. They put sesame on Uni. CAN YOU IMAGE? The sesame does nothing but ruin uni's taste. They claims to be a Japanese restaurant, and yet they serve butter rice for sushi. I almost puked after first bite. Not worth the price. You could get a decent Japanese Omakase with the same price. Overall, so disappointed and this is the restaurant that discourage me to try Japanese restaurant in Boston.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and special as always! Took a trip down from Maine for the third time, and we enjoyed every bite. Our server was lovely, as well. Totally recommend.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!

MY
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. The waitress was very knowledgeable about the dishes and beverages pairings. And most important we were able to followed her as she introduced each dishes for the omakase. Highly recommend for a fancy date.

JO
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food and service are outstanding I would argue it is the best restaurant in the USA

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal I've had in Boston.

JT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Fantastic food and Tim was top notch! We will definitely be back.