o ya

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$50 and over
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Japanese
***PLEASE NOTE: o ya will remain temporarily closed for now to ensure the safety of our employees and our guests. Please follow us on instagram @_o_ya_ or join our mailing list via our website for updates.***


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.
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RebeccaT
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best meal of our lives. Service was impeccable.

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vipLovesgoodfood
Miami
96 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I made this reservation before the Trump market crash. So I felt like I was eating money, instead of sushi

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vipEdQL
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great presentation, great alcohol pairings. Faberge egg was terrific. Must try the grande omakase but skip lunch that day.

KM
KoalaMonkey
New England
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really good food and service, just severely overpriced.

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vipTheParsippanyStrange
New England
25 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! The food is truly a cut above, think this is the best restaurant in Boston.

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KateC
New England
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

O Ya was the perfect place for our anniversary dinner. We had a wonderful time and we loved sitting at the bar so we could watch the chefs create artwork right in front of us.

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vipbeth
New England
24 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievably incredible food for both sushi lover as well as non. Every bite was buttery velvet and served with artistry. Just wow.

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BisonMike
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Presentation was amazing and the range of flavors was a great surprise. Prices were somewhat shocking. Be prepared to spend! But the quality of the food and the service makes the experience worthwhile.

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JosephL
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really wonderful omakase experience. Pricy, but well worth it for making a special occasion truly memorable.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once-in-a-lifetime experience. The service was incredible the food was delicious creative and beautiful. The ambience was elegant yet laid-back. Would definitely go again!

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vipBinky1979
New England
26 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent as usual. The flavors just explode in your mouth. Foodie worthy.

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WilliamH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic experience with awesome food.
Not sure if the Omakase is worth it though (adding-up the dishes it might come at a slight discount)
But you’re definitely in for some nice surprises you might not have tried otherwise.
We got a dish that was not on the menu and that one was fantastic!

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vipAndA
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warning Open Table customers, if you book through Open Table at O Ya, you will be seated at the corner, if you want to sit at a table you have to call ahead and change your booking to a table. Other than that, food was some of the best I've had in Boston, the waiter was incredibly helpful and exuberant, and O Ya is intimate enough that you could actually hear the person sitting across from you. It's expensive, but I still give it 5 stars.

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BrandonT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

O Ya charges a premium for their omakase by shoving expensive ingredients like foie gras, caviar, truffle, and gold leaf onto mediocre fish. Their beverage pairing was also ridiculously overpriced, as I was able to find 5 of the drinks at liquor stores around the area for $30 a bottle. I understand restaurant markup, but at $150 for the pairing, I would expect such an establishment to at least give me something I couldn't find within a 10 minute bike ride. The pacing of the omakase was also extraordinarily bad. Some dishes came out in such rapid succession that I had to hurry to finish my previous course (sitting at the bar, I could see when the next dish was already prepared and waiting for me). At other times, I waited up to 15 minutes for the next dish to come. I vastly prefer Cafe Sushi (for a more traditional sushi experience) and Uni (for a similar 'modern' experience).

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vipShan
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Sushi was unique and tasty. We enjoyed it very much!

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MathiasH
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probobly my best restaurant experience ever. We sat at the chef’s table, barseats, and got to watch the chefs work while we ate. Great 👍🏻🎉

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was exceptional, but the drink pairing was mediocre. For the price point I expected something a bit more interesting and a bit better paired. Last time, the drink pairing was a lot of fun, it was all sake, and i tried so many interesting pours. This time, it included both wine and sake, it was boring, and not that good.

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SHANNOND
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful flavors!

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Meredith
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Great experience, we enjoyed everything!

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

Best food in Boston, hands down!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
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.

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NNNN
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.

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vipNfrodon
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.

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

Always worth the splurge

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vipTarTar
Baltimore
43 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.

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vipNicole
New England
5 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.

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

The food is wonderful and the service is excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
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!

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vipRichardF
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

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JeffersonG
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Unique sushi combinations with warm and welcoming staff.

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vipBrian
New England
4 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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi ever!

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EstherR
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.

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vipJasonO
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience of my life!

JM
JoshM
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.

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

Really overpriced, not even in mostly omakases in Tokio

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MollyP
New England
2 reviews
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.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing experience

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o ya is rated 4.8 stars by 1112 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.