Oishii Boston

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Sushi
Oishii Boston located in the South End SOWA district, the most artistic area in Boston. Oishii Boston is devoted to providing the most wonderful dining experience to every customer. Chef Ting San is dedicated to combining every dish with the freshest ingredients and creativity, to transform a dish into a work of art. We want our customers to have a fabulous dining experience for all occasions. We serve the most delicate wine and sake in our contemporary Tokyo style lounge. The dining room is elegantly decorated for a comfortable atmosphere to complement a magnificent meal.
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New England
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, presentation, sushi. Very friendly owner. A cut above all around.

OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

All of the food we ordered was delicious and beautifully presented. Especially the Shitake Galore and Truffle Toro maki rolls. The service was good but could have been better. Our server forgot some little details like bringing small plates for our appetizers. She eventually brought some after I dropped sone food on the table. 😄 Overall it was a great experience. I would come back again for another date night.

HS
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Dishes looked really good but taste so so, waiter put customers together and other table spoke loudly, which made me feel uncomfortable because lots of tables were empty. They said the tables would be full in some time but it was not true. Anyway they help me change to another table in the conner. It cost me $600 and seems that the service and food were not equal to that price. For your information.

DJ
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was odd. I don't mind paying for good sushi, but this was not it. Octopus carpaccio was good, not great. Scallop and shisito was greasy almost inedible. Sushi was fine but no better than any other normal sushi place.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food , great atmosphere

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service eas outstanding, we even had the check on us at the table to ask how was our food. We ordered 3 different makis, which were delicious, but what we loved the most was their squid ink noodles, it was extremely delicious! The place had an amazing vibe for dates or even grab some drinks. Definitely coming back!

JR
New England
167 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The salmon on fire is my absolute favorite! My husband loves the wagyu sliders.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Disappointing. We were seated in the dungeon-like downstairs. Service was weak. Table was dirty, and never cleaned over the course of the meal. This was for a 75th birthday dinner and we were pretty disappointed in the overall experience.

It’s a shame since we are long standing Oishii customers having gone to their Chestnut Hill location since it opened the mid 90’s.

c
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Oishii Boston is an outstanding sushi restaurant with excellent cocktails. The food was exquisite and delicious. Definitely try the truffled edamame!

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Not a sushi/nigiri restaurant. It’s a great Japanese restaurant that serves great sushi rolls/sushi maki. But that’s NOT sushi.
Who on earth garnishes sushi nigiri with limes and other add-ons on top of the fish? Nigiri is about the composition of rice, vinegar and the flavor of the fish. Any decent sushi chef in Tokyo would be disgraced serving nigiri like this.
Just stick with the excellent sushi maki and other items. If you want sushi nigiri, go somewhere else please.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nous avons passé un très bon dîner. Le service était impeccable et les plats excellents.

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LS
Raleigh
65 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Oishii. I have dietary restrictions and the kindness and support for getting a super yummy meal was really appreciated. Beautiful hamachi kama, and a couple of modified rolls. All really delicious and beautifully presented. My friends, visiting from out of town, one vegan, one who eats most everything, loved Oishii, and asked that we come whenever they visit. We were grateful to be seated in a smaller, quieter area. Wonderful place! Wonderful meal!

JB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Japanese food in Boston. Great ambiance. Knowledgeable staff. Complete Sake list. The Omakase is world class. Highly recommended.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Nigiri rice was so so hard and unenjoyable, overpriced uni pasta which barely tasted like uni, and in general, a ripoff.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

salmon on fire was delicious!

K
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of this world food!!
Lobster dumplings and broiled edamame were most unexpected and very stimulation to one's palate.
Would go back to Boston JUST for these two plates!!!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We ordered when the restaurant was about half full before it filled up on a Saturday night and one of our dishes never made it because the kitchen was backed up. Our server was nice about it but it was surprising that this happened at a restaurant of this stature and price point.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food!! Service was good not excellent. Lighting is very dark in main dining area so it was hard to see. Didn’t know we ordered a sushi platter that was $100. Favorite was mushroom appetizer and roll with tuna, shrimp tempura and truffle - so delicious!

DS
Brazil
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing menu. Friendly service and unforgettable dishes. The crispy tuna rice is out of this world.

D
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and service were excellent. My friend forgot to mention that she cannot eat cilantro and they took the dish right back no problems.
It is loud with music and people but not to loud we couldn't Talk and the atmosphere is nice, as is the presentation. They were a little stingy on the serving of miso soup.
Prices are high, but so is quality.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Very slow to get our food!

k
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

overall great dining experience, wonderful food. everyone had a good time.

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Took too long to be served.
Waiter said the “house” was full, and it is always this way...
They should Have a plan B.
Overall , I would return IN NOT A BUSY DAY!

FR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic place highly recommended

A
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I would recommend the restaurant. Food was good but too expensive

LG
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was fabulous Exceptional

CJ
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

disappointed, was awesome 10 years ago. Not what I was hoping for and anticipating.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

For this price. The food is fair but not impressive. The atmosphere is not as good as expected. Two Kids sitting next to us and we’re very loud

AC
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The food was get by Japanese standards

L
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly authentic sushi and sashimi, rare ingredients directly from Japan, very courteous staff

JK
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good and service was exceptional. I enjoyed the evening but it is very expensive. I would recommend for really special occasions. Too expensive to go here on a regular basis.

OA
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, best sushi, the fried lobster dumplings were mouthwatering

AH
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Food was good, however not exceptional. Very dark place, cannot really enjoy seeing your food. We were not served all together but one after the other instead, the last dish being so delayed that it had probably been forgotten.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfectooooo

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AS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Salmon (over fire), the O-Toro, the Cod, the CHILEAN SEABASS and the Hamachi Sashimi are brilliant. The Uni Pasta was good but I would stick to ordering the fillets that are on the menu. The Tokyo Style Soft Shell Crab Maki was also decent, but would stick to their sushi and sashimi in the future. Great Ambience and the service was very good as well!!

G
Miami
57 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stayed in Boston for a few days and my grandson told me that this was his favorite sushi restaurant.We love sushi so we made a reservation.

L
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious and service was impeccable. Prices are a bit high, but my main complaint is that the restaurant is just too dimly lit and that the tables were just too close together.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best japonese food i have erver be in Boston!

B
New England
31 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service. Unfriendly waiter.