o ya

4.9
1150 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.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: In accordance with the City of Boston COVID-19 policies, beginning January 15, 2022 individuals ages 12+ will be required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to dine indoors in Boston. Please bring proof of vaccination and wear a face mask. Thank you!

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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 1150 people are saying
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Rivera
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was hands down the best meal I have had and cannot recommend it enough to anyone.

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vipDejan
New England
38 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food, beverage pairing and service were great. Tables and seating were pretty old, leather was cracked, not really up to the standards for the price of the experience.

While the food was outstanding, it is still hard to justify ~$500/person (food, beverage pairing, tax and 20% tip).

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tonyc
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food and excellent service. Experience wasn’t necessarily unique nor special enough to justify the price.

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vipcraigw
New England
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed our birthday celebration dinner at O Ya. However, there are a few improvements they should consider -
1. Soy sauce used for the dishes is too salty. A less salty version would be better for bringing out flavor of the food
2. The wagyu beef was our least favorite. It tasted fatty instead of succulent beef
3. The staff did not sufficiently monitor our water glasses. We were out of water towards the end of the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate my husband’s 40th birthday. Had to reschedule at the last minute and they were graciously accommodating. Food was absolutely incredible and the service and attentiveness of our waitstaff was just lovely.

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Italo
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service but did not think that the value was appropriate. I was expecting a "wow" and did not really get that with the dishes.

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MaryL
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the vibe, decor, service and food. Inventive and delicious omakase sushi with many hits, but a few misses. We thought the optional truffle add-on unnecessary.

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Eric
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food and ambiance were great. Service was excellent. Every single person there that we interacted with was top notch. They all knew the details and tasting notes of every dish. The staff made the experience more fun as you could hear the passion each of them had for each of the 20 dishes.

Overall, I think the value could be better. The food here was excellent, and the whole experience was a lot of fun, but I'm not sure it demands the $250 per person, $150 for drink pairing, and tip. It certainly demands a high price tag, but when compared to other experiences like this in Boston, I think this one is a bit too pricing. That said, they are booking out several weeks, so I'm probably wrong.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This may have been the best overall meal I've ever eaten. Super creative and so much flavor in everything!

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ColinK
New England
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

O Ya is a truly special dining experience. The food was spectacular and so was the service.

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vipCitrone
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

O Ya is always an incredible experience! We can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was an absolutely superb experience. Went for the omakase and it more than lived up to expectations. Will happily go back.

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DavidW
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic omekase and wine/sake pairing! The amalgamation of flavors and plated well and served at a nice pace. Time warped within the Izakaya’s sultry low lit brick walls. From the sexy single ladies at the opposite end of the bar shooting selfies to the older couple in the dark corner enjoying a private night to the the out of town DC foodies who b-lined it directly from Logan to celebrate a birthday, this Japanese oasis in the heart of the city did not disappoint. Service was amazing and our grinning waiter had the vibe of your best friend (football coach and enabler) equally geeking out on foie gras, caviar, and truffles, and generously pouring the wine and sake, and scoring a touchdown with every plate he knew we’d devour. When I can fix the hole in my wallet, I’ll be back.

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vipAlexF
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

O Ya is one of the best sushi restaurants in the world. It is by far the best one in Boston. Every bite provides a complex and delicious taste experience. This is not simple sushi: sauces, marinades and vegetable accents adorn the highest quality fish to create superb flavor compliments. The service is impeccable and relaxed. The restaurant is very small and quiet.

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Commandolphie
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very high quality sushi, caviar, truffle, and Wagyu. Definitely try their supplemental offerings and delicious mocktail drink, loved our experience. I really liked the fact that the tables were nicely spaced out and there were only 8-9 parties of 2 or 4 available, quiet and intimate. Makes me very comfortable to eat out in the covid environment!

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vipatlas
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

O ya continues to be our favorite restaurant in Boston, always a great experience!

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RobertE
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The 20 course menu was perfect we added three courses which were actually compared to the original 20 not keeping up to the rest

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vipshawn
St. Louis
20 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter and server were fantastic. And the food was unforgettable. This was a culinary experience my wife and I will remember.

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Kierantal
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was phenomenal, from the creativity and execution of the menu to the wonderful staff. The chef also accommodated my allergy and my husband's dietary preferences with delicious dishes. Definitely an experience I would love to repeat.

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EE45
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our meal at O Ya. As new parents who don't have the opportunity to go out often, this was such a special treat for our anniversary. The food was delicious and so unique. We loved everything.

Everyone was so kind from the waitstaff to the chefs and they made our evening out wonderful. We will consider O Ya again for a special future night out.

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DutchG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food: outstanding
The service: outstanding
The absolutely fire playlist of music playing: outstanding

Will be returning whenever I can get a reservation again

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ErinW
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything about our dinner at o ya was incredible. We were seated at the counter and did the omikase with beverage pairing. I don’t think there was a single item in the 20 courses that I did not enjoy and I’d say over half of them were absolutely delicious. All the courses were very unique and certainly not something I think I could’ve made at home with any success. I found that it was the perfect amount of food where I definitely left satisfied but without feeling sickly full either. The beverage pairing was good but I will say it ended up being a lot of alcohol and I found myself leaving feeling quite drunk. The service was fantastic, our servers were very knowledgeable of both the food and the beverages and how/why they were chosen to pair together. We’d been saving up to go to o ya for a long time, finally making it there for our 6th anniversary and it was definitely worth the wait (and all the money we set aside to do it).

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vipPanda
New England
21 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fabulous food and excellent service.

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Lemon
New England
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! My favorite was the A5 wagyu beef, tender and full of flavor.

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vipGabrielleH
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat. The restaurant is quiet - with COVID they have spread the tables farther apart so there are at most 25 people in the entire restaurant with you. The staff was incredibly friendly and attentive. We ordered the omakase with the beverage pairing. Each course was exceptional: creative and delicious, bursting with flavor. If you consider yourself a foodie, or a sushi fan, O Ya is a must!

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Katherine
New England
30 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There isn't much to say about o ya except that it's one of the best restaurants I've ever eaten in... in this country and abroad. The food is an experience in itself. It's very expensive but worth every penny. My go-to for special, really special, occasions.

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tedb
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flawless dining experience. We did the creative omakase option and I can say unequivocally it was the best dining experience/meal I've ever had.

Can't wait to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Mollie
New England
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was knowledgeable of the omakase menu and very polite and professional. The food was also amazing, it was a wonderful experience!

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OpenTable
New England
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was incredible. Would absolutely recommend to anyone on the fence. Every dish was crafted to perfection.

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vipEliz
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi I have ever had. The tasting menu was AMAZING!

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CharlotteI
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service . A must be experience . I can’t wait to go back

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
15 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual!

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vipJayC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

While the idea of a 20 course tasting menu is a good idea a lot of the same main ingredients are repeated multiple times on the menu. While fish quality was ok I thought I could get the same or better quality at Fiji.

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vipDeepS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always it was a wonderful experience. The food is fantastic and the staff is always great. We always look forward to it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about O-ya is fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal, wish there could be more to be had sooo tasty and fresh. All I could think was I want more. The final taste before the sweet was foi gras. The flavours blended so well it was orgasmic it sent me to heaven. Hiro - chef, Thank you!!

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vipKateA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

o ya is one of the best restaurants in Boston. Everything was delicious!

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vipEdwinB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent.

FAQs

o ya is rated 4.9 stars by 1150 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.