Oishii Boston

4.5
2153 Reviews
$50 and over
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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RoccoRey
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in the city. The wagyu burger with foie gras is exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience! Oishii staff and chef went beyond the service and hospitality! My friend who we came to celebrate her birthday at Oishii Boston said it was the best birthday food celebration she ever had. The food was phenomenal, and the presentation was exquisite.

We will be recommending Oishii Boston to anyone who has not tried it yet to come and test their taste buds for Japanese food. We will come back again. We had the Omakase set, and it was the best experience we had to date.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is absolutely divine, it was my friends first time and she can see why i talked about coming back so much!

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CharlesC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

おいしい The food was delicious! Especially the salmon tempura roll. It was so creamy and smooth. The wagyu toquitos were juicy and flavorful. We have been to Tokyo 3 times and this restaurant brought us back. Great service and friendly staff. Highly recommend!

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Taesung
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, however waiting time between palates is a little bit long. Except that I can not say how the retaurant is so perfect. Never imagine I can have such a nice Omakase in the USA.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The kitchen forgot 2/5 rolls we ordered. Thai resulted in eating almost separately as the rolls came out with such a large gap between. They should really have offered to take at least one off the check. Disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Probably the worst omakase I have ever had. The lobster was served completely raw. Biggest waste of my time and money, could not be more disappointed.

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Thania
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Oishii remains a good option for a sushi in the city, however have found it’s not as consistently great as it once was. The menu items were hit or miss. What we liked … For the Love of Salmon, the Maguro & wild king salmon sashimi all were fresh, light & elegantly presented. The Wagyu Beef Taquitos had very nice depth & flavor and a good size portion for two to share. What we didn’t like … the Tartare Tower was extremely spicy to the point it left my mouth on fire & an inability to taste the tuna. The tuna tartare mixture contained something of a crispy nature which I found detracted the focus from the tuna. Lastly the Hamachi Tango had good potential due to the flavor combination, however the quality of the hamachi was poor & overly firm. A piece of scale was also left in one of the cuts which was simply poor preparation. The service was attentive & welcoming as always.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Perfect for a date night!

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vipSonia25
New England
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Service was lacking.

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ThonnyaB
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Some interesting combinations for the omakase. Some flavors overpowered the flavor of the fish, and some sauces were salty. Presentations were beautiful though and some dishes were unexpected and delightful.

The butter poached lobster was excellent. A5 Wagyu was also excellent.

Desserts were interesting. Frozen coconut milk sphere was best. Needed more yuzu shave ice but otherwise very unique and refreshing for dessert. Red bean creme brûlée and red bean ice cream were okay, but not impressive. Melon shave ice in the shape of a slice of melon was underwhelming. No flavor.

Sushi rice for nigiri was not good, dry, overly compact, and lacked flavor. Sad that the rice was not executed properly.

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CPUUU
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Awesome Japanese Wagyu and Salmon on fire. Great spaghetti but the Foie Gras sushi was too heavy

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DavidK
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good but highly overpriced.

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Woody
New England
31 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent, near perfect meal to celebrate a 45th anniversary. Quiet, romantic, respectful and helpful service. We shared the crispy pork belly appetizer-- this was plenty for sharing! We trusted "chef's choice" for the 15 item sushi and sashimi selection, and this also came well presented, delicious, and plentiful (five nigiri, ten generous sashimi selections). Finally, the Toro Truffle maki was an over-the-top celebration of Oishii creativity and umami. Best meal since before everything went on hold in March 2020.

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food
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Excellent appetizer but sashimi serving temperature was cold

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KathyN
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a great time here with family and friends. The food, service, vibes and everything is superb. Always a great time. Food is always delicious and on point at the restaurant.
I did do two take out yesterday for squid ink pasta and uni pasta it wasnt same as dining in restaurant. Felt the sauce was not blended enough.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd visit as good as the first. Ume martini to start. Salmon on fire, fun presentation great flavor. Crispy rice with tuna and salmon, perfectly textured. Homemade garden dumplings had us planning a future dumpling date in Japan. Crynchy salmon maki, toro truffle and caviar maki, soft shell crab….all super fresh and very well balanced in taste. The award goes to the spicy seafood udon soup! First time there we had it and couldnt believe what a treasure we found. Had it again last night, and its a truly simple and remarkable dish. The broth is umami atits best, the seafood variety is chock full of different bites of the sea. The noodles…are velvety, long and ever so conforting! If you go there and just get the soup you will die happy. Molten chocolate cake for dessert was warm and chicolatey, not too sweet. The fresh berries and ice cream were a nice accompaniment. We will be back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Was I couldn’t get table we sit at the bra

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10th wedding anniversary dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The food is very expensive and not deserve the value

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent truly Japanese cuisine. Japanese Wagyu, grated Wasabi, and good tea makes for a memorable experience.

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vipBDF3
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried this new place based on reviews and it certainly delivered! The food was amazing, our server was very knowing and helpful and the seating is safe and pretty quiet. It is a bit pricey but the value is there for the money. EXCELLENT choice - we'd go back again when we have a chance.

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vipMinolla
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Omakase is definitely a wonderful experience, maybe quite overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing will go back soon

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

horrible experience - immediately upon sitting we were told it was last call and rushed through our meal. very disappointed. weren’t even allowed to order omakase.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Very disappointed in the service and overall experience. It all starts well until after an hour we're asked to decide whether we wish to order more food because the kitchens are about to close. So early on a Saturday night while I'm enjoying my meal?! I would have expected our waitress to anticipate the timing and ask us to decide upon desserts when ordering at first. After she comes and ask us if we'd like anything else, the service severely slowed down, our waitress disappeared for 15 min so we had to ask someone look for her, all meanwhile the kitchen was closing. We got confused on an order so we ended up with food on our table we didn't really want but by the time this was sorted out, the experience had already gone downhill so we left without having dessert. However, the quality of the food was very good.

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NicholasJ
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best meal I have found in Boston, Hiroki deserves a Michelin Star. The steak made my client cry in joy.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Server was slow. Had to wait for sometime to order. Although food was delicious

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YWWW
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food quality is getting worse compared to it before the pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very creative in their food presentation. Sashimi was fresh and delish. I’m Definitely coming back.

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LisaS
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pricy, dark lighting, overall good food and great fast service

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food, but not valuable.

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RobertF
New England
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience4

We over ordered due to unfamiliarity with the menu (by a factor of 2) and the waiter did not even hint that we may have ordered too much food.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still perfect 5 years later.

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Sssslll
New England
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Not worth it, horrible sushi with very expensive price. Ingredients used are tasteless

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The nigiri chef’s sampler was oddly a bit dry. Like they had precut the pieces and assembled them beforehand. Overall for this price point definitely not what I would expect. The smoked hamachi was excellent and great presentation. But the sushi was not awesome. The ambiance is dark and quiet.

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vipWilliamL
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Extremely disappointed. If I could give zero stars I would. The only reason this place deserves a single star would be for the quality of fish. The service on the other hand was God awful. Our server was inattentive, paid more attention to the table next to us, and took away our drink menu after the first drink (which were extremely watered down and we were told last call was 9:30 and it was well before then.) We ordered a chef's sampler of sushi and sashimi, the plate was just dropped on our table with no explanation of what we were eating. We left after only 30 minutes out of extreme disappointment. If you are spending this type of money, try O YA or No Relation for MUCH better service. Don't waste your time/money here and go somewhere where they will actually give you good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Second time at Oishii and a year ago food was way better. We were so disappointed with our dinner. The lobster dumplings were cold, pork dumplings tasted like it came from a box and salmon was fishy.

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vipRickP
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Tough to get a server. No explanation of what we were served when chefs choice.

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Pamela
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Seated in the back. very remote.
Waiter extremely slow. 10-15 min. before his approach to table. Did not have Sake menu. Another 12 min to get
sake served. Being in the restaurant business I thought it was horrible. Will not comeback.

FAQs

Oishii Boston offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 482-8868.

Oishii Boston is rated 4.5 stars by 2153 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.