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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

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (16)
Fit for Foodies (14)
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Creative Cuisine (11)
Authentic (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Business Meals (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Romantic (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Casual (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Fun (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Cozy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

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 13, 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 13, 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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 (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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·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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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Outstanding dishes and a nice visit from the chef

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great sushi and Japanese cuisine. A bit pricey.

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·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 17, 2017

Fabulous food and service as always.

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·Dined on December 14, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 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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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Absolutely awesome!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 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 30, 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 12, 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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 (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 3, 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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·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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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food but not very attentive staff. Food came out way to quick. We were done our meal in less than an hour. No one ever asked If we’d like more drinks. I expect more from a restaurant with that peicetag.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Outstanding sushi. Exemplary presentation of delectable food. Great wine list. Gentle decor with welcoming surroundings. A true dining experience!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Birthday - gave us a nice dessert with candles. Very nice touch!

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

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Took my husband for his bday and we ordered the omakase. It was amazing! So creative and so much food. We loved it. On par with o ya's omakase, way better than the cafe sushi omakase.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great spot. Everything is top drawer

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 (New England)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Great! It’s worth the price and I would recommend exploring the menu...lots of fun choices.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

From the hostess greeting to fond farewell - a great dining experience. Staff were knowledgeable and friendly. Food was fantastic. Ambiance downstairs is zen yet vibrant. Very accommodating to dietary restrictions. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Amazing food incredible presentation hip and chic. A must visit for all Bostonians

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Everything was excellent from start to finish. Our server was the highlight of the evening - very detail-oriented, helpful, and humorous. All of the food was delicious, perfectly cooked, and well-portioned. One of our best meals in a while.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

they are fabulous with food allergies and restrictions- so careful! keeps us coming back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Had such a wonderful experience and can't wait to come back. The wait staff was very attentive and happy to answer any questions.

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

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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