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About Oishii Boston
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.
Boston, MA 02118
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday : 12:00pm - 3:00pm Sunday Brunch : 11:00am - 5:00pm Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
E Berkeley St
$50 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Silver line E Berkeley Stop
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Oishii Boston Ratings and Reviews
We’ve been searching for great sushi in Boston and we’ve finally found it at Oishii. Great hot and cold appetizers (pork belly buns are a must) and cool cocktail menu. The maki was a mix of traditional and creative. Attentive service. Next time we will sit at the sushi bar to watch the chefs at work. Prices are steep but worth it for the quality. Careful not to over order.
Overall very good+options for foodies as well as non-experts.
The main dining room is best with view on sushi bar.
Down side: AC blasting in wintertime + background music for milleniums getting bored and having nothing to tell eachother.
Pick back room for quiet dining experience.
Pricey although Tasty.
Our waiter was so helpful in figuring out what kind of sushi would be best for us to try. He made ordering fun and was so thorough in his explanations of what we were ordering so there were no surprises! He was knowledgeable on sushi and walked us through the sake flight that they offer!
Dinner was amazing, but the desserts fell flat; the chocolate lava cake was soupy and the green tea layered cake (mille feuille) was chewy (like it had been in the fridge for a couple days) and lacked flavor.
As the restaurant filled up, our service became much slower.
Although several of the dishes were superb, we felt they were overpriced compared to similar offerings at restaurants in Boston, NYC, and other major culinary cities around the world.
Horrifically overpriced sushi and sashimi. The sushi rice was bone-dry and the "chef choice" sashimi was akin to something you'd get at a supermarket for lunch. The worst was the $25"explosive shrimp" maki- it looked like something you'd get at a TGIF. It's completely unacceptable that something of that low quality was offered on the menu.
(I should have known what I was walking into when I saw that the menu also offered steaks and other prime cuts. Unless you're Nobu, that's a gigantic red flag for a sushi place)
I expected better from a high-end sushi place but it appears that the paucity of high-quality sushi in Boston has allowed this restaurant to get away with serving mediocre quality food at exorbitant prices to unsuspecting Boston residents. Save your money and go to Long John Silver's if you want comparable quality seafood.
Top of the top, well above expectations, Salmon on Fire, scargots tempura and foie gras are really incredible, after having dinner with my family we returned the next day for lunch with my daughter, not cheap but worth every dollar.
If you are visiting Boston, never miss a chance to visit Oiishi.
Great food- quite pricey but this is still a place that one must try. Some unique foods for sure such as the wagyu beef tartare was a uniquely made dish! The sushi rolls were great. I would try to improve by having a birthday plate or some kind of celebration if there was a birthday guest. Our waitress totally tried to make the birthday guest special but it was a plate of 6 fruits with a candle- which I totally appreciated but perhaps even a scoop of ice cream would've been nice or a sushi? But overall the food was excellent
Wanted so much to love this place based on the reviews. We ordered the Omakase tasting. While it was very good, it didn't live up to others you can get for similar price. Service was not very good, we often went 15-20 min between courses and had to ask for refills on water 3-4 times during the night.
I went here with a few friends for my birthday, and everything was amazing! When we were first seated, we got a table that was in a separate room from the main dining room, and I really wanted to be in the main area to get the real experience. The host staff was very accommodating and made sure to find us seats at the bar while we waited for a new table. Once we were seated, our server was fun and helpful, and the manager came over several times to chat and make sure we were having a good time. At the end of the meal, I got a special treat on the house for my birthday. Overall, it was a great experience, and I would definitely recommend it. Can't wait to go back!
No question that the food is good. The problem is everything else you have to put up with. We were running a few minutes late because of Boston Friday evening traffic, one of us called to give the host a heads-up and was told that if we weren't there within 15 minutes of our reserved time, our table would be given away. When we arrive, only 10 minutes late, our party of five was stuck at a table for four in the back room near the kitchen and the rest rooms. Shortly after that, an incredibly loud large party of eight was seated right next to us, making it impossible to chat at a conversational level. As it turns out, the restaurant was not packed and we could easily have been seated someplace else. The aloof humorless server disappeared for 15-20 minutes after we told her that we just needed a minute to decide what to order. Several times the bus people tried to remove plates that we were not done with. We ordered a small (300 ml) bottle of sake, which two of us wanted; without asking, they brought glasses for everyone in our party of five and served it to four of us, including two minors who they didn't card. Later they came back, emptied what was left of the sake into the minors' glasses, then asked the two of us who had wanted the sake whether we wanted to order another bottle (no thank you!). I had to go talk to the hosts at the front door just to get the check, and even then the server took forever to bring it and was unapologetic when she finally brought it. The exact opposite of what one expects in service at a Japanese restaurant. Overall, a very unpleasant environment; we won't be back.
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