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.
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm- 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm- 10:00pm
Just outstanding sushi every time. I think it’s the best creative Japanese restaurant on the face of the planet. Sorry for the hyperbole but it deserves it. Not cheap but, for what it is, sensible value. Last thing: for a restaurant in this price bracket, I love the fact you can turn up as casual as you like - they want you to be happy.
We love sushi and this is the BEST sushi we’ve ever experienced anywhere!!! Michael our waiter was also a helpful gem!!!
My boyfriend and I got the Grand Omakase and it was a huge treat! Highly recommend and I will definitely be back!
Nice place and staff. Don't go if you are moderately hungry. Definitely tiny samplings and ridiculous prices. Plan on 250 per person if you want to leave and not be starving.
Our go to special occasion restaurant because consistently provides the best food experience in Boston.
Best meal I have ever had in my life. I will definitely be coming back
My boyfriend and I can for our anniversary and got the smaller omakase. Everything we had was so delicious! And our server was really wonderful. I would definitely recommend this place if you are looking for some real sushi.
Did the full Monty 17 course tasting menu with sake/wine pairings. Very expensive but worth it for this once in a lifetime culinary extravaganza. Remarkable variety and excellent service keeps the food coming as each course is one or two bites.
special and delicious
The beginning was very promising... warm welcome by host and wait staff..
To sum it up; when a restaurant has an open kitchens and books seating at a counter at a Japanese high end restaurant, one should expect some interaction with the culinary team. Tonight, no interaction at all let alone an acknowledgment or a smile during over 2 hrs of sitting at a counter.
Leaving the venue someone should be there to say goodbye and sincerely care how everything was
Fabulous food experience!
Easily the best restaurant in all of Boston. None of the other top end restaurants can compare to the level of consistent innovation and execution.
Amazing dining experience!! Our server, Annaleigh (sp?), was incredible, thoughtful, knowledgeable. Impeccable, really. Must have the foie gras w paired dry aged sake. Year after year, o ya is one of the best fine dining spots in town (and $$$) without being overly pretentious.
Amazing food and service. Thank you. Will most certainly come back!
This was our fifth visit for my husband’s birthday. Both sushi chefs and staffs are not only professional and creative, but also fun to spend time chatting with. I grew up in Tokyo but their omakase course is something that I could never experience in Japan. Thank you, Hiro-San, Take-San, Tony-San, and Maggie! We will be back soon.
I dined at O Ya chef's table. It was a treat to be able to watch the chefs at work. Our waiter was attentive and informative. The overall experience was fantastic and the food was delicious!
As always, loved our meal at O Ya. Michael is the best server hands down in Boston.
Overall the food was amazing. However, it is very easy to spend a ridiculous amount of money since everything is ala carte style. My waitress was very knowledgeable about all of the menu items and made recommendations since this was my first time. My only complaint is that they charged me for an extra glass of wine that I never got and when I called to have it reversed they never did.
Second time there and is the best dining experience I have had anywhere and I have traveled the world.
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.
Ten years later, O ya continues to impress. Thoughtful, creative, and inspired.
Good food but the omakase including carrot was a bit disappointing... carrots?!?!
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.
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
Best dinner ever! We got the Omakase. Each course is small, but full of flavor. Desserts are excellent too!
Very professional and friendly staff. It is always a great experience every time my fiancé and I go there.
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.
Amazing food and just an awesome experience! Thank you for the great service!
Great loved it
All I can say is wow !
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.
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.
Amazing attention to detail... each bite is like the only bite.
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!
What a lovely dinner! Such great, thoughtful service. Everything was exquisite.