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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.

1166 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02118
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Sushi, Japanese

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

Cross Street:
E Berkeley St

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 482-8868

Website:
http://oishiiboston.com/

Public Transit:
Silver line E Berkeley Stop

Executive Chef:
Ting San

Additional:
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

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

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Fun (6)
Hot Spot (6)
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Worth the Drive (6)
Business Meals (6)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Casual (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
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Spicy (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Since I moved out of Boston's South End in 2013, Oishii Boston went downhill in every respect except food. The food is still out of this world, just as I remember. The service was atrocious: from having to work hard to attract the attention of our waitress, who condescended to take our order but was acting as though she was really much, much too busy to go over the menu with us; to the maitre d' whose completely unwelcoming demeanor makes one wonder why you would want to employ this unpleasant young man in this capacity. We also had to ask for basic things like water; needless to say, our water glasses were never refilled. The super loud music was extremely annoying (thankfully, the staff turned it down, although we had to ask several times). I don't see myself coming back, even though I loved the food.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Best sushi ever. My husband and I are both sushi lovers and we always have an amazing meal. Love this place!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Always a good time at Oishii

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·Dined 5 days ago

Fresh fish, great service

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·Dined 6 days ago

The food was too salty and the waiter never fills the water until you ask him to. Expected better service and food for the price. I would not recommend this place or would go back. I had better food at a buffet.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Luscious food! Last two times I've visted, the owner came and greeted the table personally. We had a great time, and the great meal I promised my friends did not disappoint at all!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Went for my girlfriend's birthday before we went to catch a show. The place was nice and the staff friendly. Got their sashimi sampler, uni pasta, and seafood paella. The paella was a little disappointing, since the seafood was slightly overcooked and overall rather bland. sashimi sampler was a lot bigger than I expected. Uni pasta definitely tasted like sea urchin, though it was hard to find actual pieces of sea urchin, perhaps it was the dim light? or maybe just mixed too much?

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great fresh sushi and food. Extensive sake menu

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·Dined on February 7, 2018

I love this place. The food is amazing, service is great and it’s a cool spot. Definitely get the Tokyo mule.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Superb food. The lunch menu is a great way to try small bites if a wide variety of things.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Excellent food and dining experience . Strong recommendation.

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vip
 (Wilmington)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Oh Em Gee!!! Do NOT miss the tasting menu.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

It was a friend get together occasion. The food was really good beyond my expectation. I really love the Uni sashimi and salmon on fire. For sushi options, I love the foie gras with truffle on top. One of the best sushi I’ve ever had in my life. The only missing point is our seating is at the corner even though I made reservations ahead. The lighting wasn’t so good. But overall I would rate this dining experience five stars

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

the food is always amazing

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 (New England)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Food and service was amazing. Rated value a 4 just because it was super expensive. Rated ambiance a 4 because it was fine but we were in a small boring room but the downstairs of this restaurant is great and I was disappointed it to be there.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Awesome! I loved it. So glad a friend recommended Oishii.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The kobe taco was AMAZING... that should get 5 stars, but unfortunately the fish was not. My daughter ate the ramen and that was below par as well. The bill was astronomical. I get better much better quality seafood in Manhattan.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 10, 2018

It is Japanese cuisine restaurant operated by Chinese, you know what I mean. I am a Japanese.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Outstanding dishes and a nice visit from the chef

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great sushi and Japanese cuisine. A bit pricey.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 21, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Pretty good lunch place for fresh and delicious sushi. Wish lunch menu is more extensive. Good job!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Fabulous food and service as always.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Wonderfully creative sushi. A wide selection with something for everyone. Service was excellent but not obtrusive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Exceptionally prepared, wonderful Japanese food. Original, unique.
Wonderful setting, friendly and helpful wait staff

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Absolutely awesome!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 29, 2017

I celebrated my birthday here and it was perfect I loved it!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Awesome place for sushi lunch, a hidden jewel in the south end neighborhood. Love this lunch menu variety, fresh, make to order, delish, and cant wait to come again! TY Oishii ! 🤗🍱

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2017

A little less attention to presentation and a bit more to food would be great

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Was expecting better after reading through all of the positive reviews. The presentation of the food was the best part of the meal. Other than that, I thought both the Wagyu tartare and Toro Tartare were excessively salty.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Haven't been here in about a year, but this place was as good if not better than I remember. Everything is so fresh and flavorful. Best sushi in Boston hands down. Very inventive combinations and perfectly prepared and cooked. Can't wait to go back soon.

Tags: Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

This place has alright food. The sushi is not too phenomenal, particularly not for the price. I'd recommend heading here just for the coconut sphere for dessert with a friend or two.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I went to Oishii at night for dinner. The service there is good. The environment is pretty nice. For dessert, its pretty and tatests good. In a word, nice place to date. Very recommended.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Superb sushi, will come back in another 5 years or so.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Overall, a wonderful time with tasty food. I enjoyed the wine selection as well!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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