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o ya

4.9
4.9
1152 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
Located in a 100-year-old fire station in Boston’s historic Leather District, o ya offers a unique contemporary Japanese omakase menu in a comfortable setting.

Chef-Owner Tim Cushman is offering a $250 nightly omakase comprising nigiri, sashimi, and cooked dishes. Beverage pairings are available in addition to the extensive premium sake and wine list. Changes to the menu for allergies and aversions can be made but must be requested 24 hours in advance. Vegetarian menus must be requested at least 48 hours in advance.

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 $100 per person charge.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 654-9900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    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 email kate@oyarestaurantboston.com for details.

  • Private party contact

    Nancy Cushman: (617) 654-9900

  • Neighborhood

    Leather District

  • Cross street

    Atlantic Ave and South St

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available on South Street and Atlantic Avenue.

  • Public transit

    South Station on Red Line, Commuter Rail and Amtrak/Acela.

  • Additional

    Beer, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • featured omakase menu

    $250.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    at this time, o ya is offering a set 20-course omakase menu designed to surprise and delight diners with our signature nigiri, sashimi and cooked items selected by our team of chefs and hospitality professionals. We are happy to accommodate most allergies with advanced notice. Vegetarian menus require a minimum of 48 hours' notice to prepare. Specialty supplemental items will also be offered nightly based on seasonality and availability. COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: In accordance with the City of Boston's COVID-19 policies, beginning January 15th, 2022 proof of vaccination against COVID-19 will be required for all guests ages 12 and older. Please bring your vaccination card and wear a mask at the time of your reservation. Thank you!

What 1,152 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Boston / New England

    Japanese

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  1. MR

    MikeR

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible… nothing more to say. Just go and enjoy… one of the best dining experience I’ve ever had.
  2. m

    motogp

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extraordinary meal. Easily the most interesting and creative cuisine I have had in Boston, and I would rank the food here among the best I have enjoyed anywhere. We had the chef's 12 course experience. Each dish was fantastic. Interesting and novel combinations of flavors that just delight the palette. Service was friendly and efficient. The meal was paced perfectly. Not too fast, not too slow.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite restaurant in Boston by far. Never disappoints!
  4. h

    hpdubs

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very engaged and energetic staff that explained the menu and pairings. The food was exceptional and full of great flavors.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal and service 😀
  6. LH

    LoriH

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Amazing! The food was better than expected, perfect ambiance for our special event.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best experience. Great food,atmosphere, and phenomenal service. Highly recommend. Our servers were perfect and special shout out to Hillary. I had the omakase with wine pairing. Cant wait to go again worth every penny.
  8. TP

    TheParsippanyStrange

    New England

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best... it's pricey, but well worth it for the most transcendent food experience in Boston. Always on point, some of the supplemental offerings are truly fantastic. Even though I've had the current menu (or slight variations on it) several times it is always interesting to me how different courses pop on different nights. Look forward to returning sometime this fall.
  9. MH

    MichaelH

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great night with my sons. The entire experience was special and very unique. We will be back!!!!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Price absolutely not in line with the Experience. From the entire menu only 2 items (out of 20!) were outstanding, the rest in line or below the average. Dessert (cold donuts) ruined even more the evening. The inside layout of the restaurant and the 80’s music vibe are exactly the opposite of what expected from the price and the reviews (reservation made 3 months in advance). Same for the service, not welcoming and skilled. Probably an unlucky evening, not an ideal situation for more than 350$ bill/person. Too bad…
  11. K

    Kstead

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the greatest meals and experiences we’ve ever had!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish we had was absolutely stunning and I think we’ll worth the price. Highly recommend for any special occasion or celebration. Service was impeccable as well!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sushi was delicious. O Ya takes a very interesting twist on incorporating different flavor elements into the dishes to make an untraditional fusion of flavors. Definitely worth coming to check out!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Absolutely incredible
  15. AG

    AnthonyG

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    O Ya is a restaurant deserving of AT LEAST 2 Michelin stars, and I wouldn't be surprised if one day it acquired 3. I cannot wait to return! And I'm happy to say I already recommended it to a friend, who made a reservation for August!
  16. A

    Anna

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing night! Thanks so much! The food was spectacular and the staff was attentive, knowledgeable, and helpful.
  17. B

    Bill95032

    San Francisco

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique experience, incredible food and service.
  18. K

    Kurt

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, amazing food and a great overall experience. The Omakaze menu offers a fantastic selection of seafood prepared in a variety of styles. Just wish that it was easier to get reservations
  19. F

    Fern21

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. It’s what a higher end food experience should be. They do it right.
  20. DS

    DS612

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable experience. Twenty course creative menu and wine pairing with knowledgeable and friendly staff.
  21. t

    timl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my 2nd time at O ya and this time to celebrate my engagement. They have not let me down yet.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was heavenly. Lots of unique and unexpected but delicious dishes. The only downside was that the time we waited between each course increased as the restaurant became more busy. Ended up staying around three hours, but worth it for sure.
  23. TP

    TheParsippanyStrange

    New England

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a special treat... had a spectacular time. The food is really outstanding... can't wait to return!!
  24. HF

    HaleyF

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    incredible food, service & vibe. Thanks for a memorable night.
  25. JP

    JulieP

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down one of the best meals my husband and I have ever had, more like an experience. We didn’t do the pairing but ordered a fantastic bottle of Etna Rosso!
  26. RL

    RandyLB

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Omakase is my favorite type of meal. This was one of the best I've had the pleasure to experience. Cannot recommend highly enough!
  27. KG

    KG24

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every course was so delicious and great quality of ingredients. I can't choose a favorite! Amazing service as well.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience1
    Great food too pricy. Service and decor wasn’t on par with the price of the restaurant.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience all around. It’s a long and expensive experience but 100% worth it.
  30. A

    Alex

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience1
    We expected much more based on the reviews we had read and the price we paid. The food was not bad but seriously overpriced. The ambient was much below what we expected, not at all authentic, with 80s pop music. Good service, but overall 3/5.
  31. JB

    JonB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I had been to O Ya in Boston and NYC (before it closed) and both experiences caused me to displace my favorite sushi place with O Ya. While the experience, food wise, was again amazing, dinner took over 3 hours start to finish. Generally, that wouldn’t be an issue, but sitting at the bar became a test of endurance about halfway through dinner. I would definitely recommend and will be back. I just won’t sit at the bar again.
  32. L

    Lovesgoodfood

    Los Angeles

    119 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    At $250 for the starting menu - ultimately my bill for one was just under $500, I thought it was really greedy to want to charge an additional $20 for “fresh” wasabi. Fresh wasabi should be a given at this price point.
  33. CD

    ClanDonostein

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining experiences just don’t get any better - Wow.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The O Ya Chef’s Omakase menu is one of the few food experiences where each and every bite is genuinely excellent and interesting in its own right. The menu featured several plates in which core ingredients that appeared multiple times across the menu were reimagined with different supporting ingredients, and created an exceptional and at times unexpected experience with every plate. I cannot recommend O Ya highly enough, and will be anxiously awaiting the next time I get lucky and actually get a reservation!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love coming here and enjoying the whole food experience from start to finish. We have been coming here for the past 5 years for our anniversary and we have never been disappointed. Seating on the counter let’s you watch the chef make the most exquisite and perfect food for you.
  36. E

    Emily

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best dining experience I’ve ever had!! Worth the splurge to experience the omakase. Every dish is thoughtful and delicious, the service is attentive and knowledgeable. A must-try!!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Boston
  38. SB

    SamB

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just an amazing experience all around. Cozy atmosphere, attentive staff, and the best sushi - nay, food - we’ve had in a long time. Highly recommend.
  39. CW

    ChristinaW

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food as recalled from our last visit. The finesse of the food is on another level, perfect balance of flavors, very good portions (for omakase).
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was by far the best food I’ve ever had in my entire life, if we can ever get a reservation again no matter where we live I will fly across the country to eat this food. It tasted better than food it tasted like emotion if that’s possible I cannot recommend enough.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

o ya is rated 4.9 stars by 1152 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for o ya

9 East Street, Boston, MA 02111

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Atlantic Ave and South St

  • Neighborhood

    Leather District

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available on South Street and Atlantic Avenue.

  • Public transit

    South Station on Red Line, Commuter Rail and Amtrak/Acela.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tim Cushman is the Chef Owner

  • Additional

    Beer, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 654-9900

  • Private party facilities

    Although o ya does not have a private dining room, a private event may be held in the restaurant. Please email kate@oyarestaurantboston.com for details.

  • Private party contact

    Nancy Cushman: (617) 654-9900

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