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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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best sushi restaurants in Boston, there is a creative menu well executed. We highly recommend it.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My husband and I had a date night here and everything was delicious! The menu is huge and everything we ordered was delicious, which was the cod, truffle sushi roll, and spicy edamame. Service could have been a little more reflective of the of the restaurant sushi chefs didn’t really greet us and many times they just slammed the food down on the table and continued. But the food is amazing and the sushi is the best in Boston! Dessert was also amazing!

GA
New England
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent...Oishii is a world-class Japanese restaurant.
The food is excellent...and the staff friendly and professional.
I love Oishii..

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Son home. A wonderful meal!

MB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant!!! The Wagu sliders were amazing and so was the sushi! Good service and great food, best sushi in Boston!

ET
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Combination business lunch/celebration. Everyone loved the food and presentation. It was there 1st time there. The lunch packages were fairly priced with more food than expected.

RA
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great sushi, good prices and the place is clean and nice

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Server made excellent recommendations. Looking forward to going again

v
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, and ambiance! I would definitely return and recommend this great spot to others!

IN
London
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

awesome service by miss jim, great food...all excellent apart from the udom noodles...nothing to do wih a good yakisoba. All the rest of dishes very good. Up to the level of Zuma Boston

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

meh. just meh. visiting home from Miami and I really wanted to like this place. chef choice 10 sushi was not good. garnish thrown on top, rice just blah, no brush of anything on fish.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner. Food and service was superb and ambiance in lower level was lovely and intimate for our family.

OT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was great when we went here. The salmon on fire was very good. The entree’s we ordered on the other hand were nothing special. No complaints other than our request for a more secluded table wasn’t met.

m
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, good service, overall no complaints

OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
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.

OT
New England
16 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place great food and me of the best in Boston

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
168 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
69 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.

t
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Though the quality of the fish was excellent, the quantity was anything but, especially given the rather exorbitant prices. Also, you get only 1 piece of sushi per order (normally two) and only 2 pieces of sashimi per order (normally three). It is due to the poor value that I would not recommend this restaurant. If you have money to burn, then it is perhaps worth going to.

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

salmon on fire was delicious!

K
New York Area
35 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
3 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
2 reviews
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