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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 (18)
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)
Romantic (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Worth the Drive (5)
Casual (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Good for Birthdays (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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 (México)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Spectacular sushi

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Japanese food with a heavy Chinese influence. Quality could have been better for the price.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

The food was great, slightly expensive, but worth it.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Was just fine but wow the bill for lunch set us back $200

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Oishii Boston is one of the best Japanese restaurants in my opinion. The foods are tasty and the experience is surely unforgettable! The only thing I'm quite unsatisfied about is the prices of foods are quite expensive. After all, I highly recommend the coconut sphere for dessert.

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·Dined on August 18, 2017

They gave us delicious free sake for our anniversary

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 (New England)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Fresh food!!! I done eat raw fish but this place has so many other options!!! I will come again!!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Oishii lived up to its reputation. I came here for Restaurant Week and ordered one of their set lunches. Beautifully presented and delicious; every mouthful a delight. And, I couldn't help but envy what diners on either side of me had ordered from the regular menu. Definitely worth saving up for a return visit.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Had lunch during Dine Out Boston week. The food was soooooo good! Great value for $20.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 13, 2017

This just might be the best Japanese food you have ever had. I know it was ours. You owe it to yourself to eat at Oishii. We got lucky and were able to order off the menu - The owner was there and we asked if we could get their best stuff. It just kept coming until we told them to stop - And then the best desert I have ever had was served. This meal was unreal! I'm sorry I cannot go into detail about what the food actually was. I think it would be a better surprise if you discovered it yourself. Of course they have all the standard fare, and the quality of the fish is top notch. They even have Japanese Wagyu A5 that is served many different ways. Just go! It will be one of the best days of your life.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

This was our second visit to Oishii and the experience was just as great if not better than the first. We sat upstairs this time near the Sushi bar. The food, service, ambiance was all tremendous. We will be returning again! Keep up the great work Oishii!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

I have been to the original Oiishi for the past 16 years and have always been happy when leaving there. This new branch is much nicer and much more upscale but no where as good as the original hole in the wall branch. Even when other paid for my meal, it was just not worth the price hype. Hot food isn't as hot and cold food isn't as cold as should be. Food presentation is much nicer but quality wise is simply blehh. I've been to this place 5 times and is sure this is the last. Not recommended.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 9, 2017

We got together with relatives who live good food and the restaurant did not disappoint us. Great food, attentive service, and it was quiet enough so we could really enjoy our conversations. One of the most memorable dining experiences I have had. Every dish was well presented, creative and just really tasty. I recommend this place to anyone who loves to eat. Not cheap, but worth every penny. :-)

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Excellent food and the owner was very kind greeting us and making sure we had an enjoyable dinner

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

The restaurant and the food were beautiful. The food was over priced and just okay.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Oishii is genuinely our favorite sushi spot in Boston. This was was good, but not quiet as outstanding as the norm. Nothing really bad to say...just wasn't as on spot as per usual. Hopefully just an off night.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Excellent meal. Best I've had in a while -- presentation is gorgeous, service was impeccable and food was really excellent. Not a cheap eats but well worth a little splurge.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 16, 2017

WAY, WAY, WAY overpriced for what you get. Comparable restaurants in LA are 1/2 the price.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Omakase was a constant flow of surprising & delicious selections, highly recommend trying it and putting your fate in very capable hands! Anna was our guide through it all and the highlight of our visit. (Her and the morel mushrooms... yum.)


Thanks Oishii for a wonderful evening.

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 (Thailand)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Took forever for the waitress to address us. Food is really disgusting. Understand that they try to be fancy and fusion but it is not working at all. No taste, fake Wagyu beef, rice is totally wrong, sushi is the worst ever, just simply close the restaurant would be better for any new victims like me. I now feel so stupid to go there. Shame on you Oishi!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Oishi's standards have slipped. The fish was devoid of flavor (probably frozen too long), the sushi rice cold and unbalanced, Salmon skin maki drenched in an awfully overly sweet sauce, and the teriyaki chicken dry.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Having beeb there an never disappoints! Best sushi experience in Boston food, quality and service! Beautiful place as well. I have been there many times, and ant time someone comes to visit me at Boston I take them there and they are as satisfied as me.
Most: truffle edamame, salmon on fire & toro sushi. The desert of coconut is also an experience! Only thing not recommended is the green tea cake (not from Lady M) and is pretty bad compared to the fresh ons from Lady M.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Amazing as usual. You can't beat the sushi here

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Food was good, service was OK but the pricing is ridiculously high. Would not go back, there are better Sushi restaurants in Boston that are more reasonably priced.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The place was pretty good but it was also fairly expensive. It was pretty noisy since people sit close to each other. For Japanese I'd recommend just oya or just Pabu or Fuji at ink block.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Food was amazing as expected. The Salmon on Fire is a show stopper and delicious. Creative menu with freshest sushi. A La Carte standard sushi and rolls available. Don't skip the hot/cold apps, where the chef's creativity shines. Took our 9-yr old this time - she loved the Rock Shrimp Tempura and Tuna Nigiri. Chocolate Molten Cake was a highlight for her. If you love sushi, highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Very nice sushi place with wide selection of rolls and interesting menu. High quality and fresh food.
We tried several different plates and all were very good. Would easily return and without doubt recommend it.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 21, 2017

The service is always amazing and the bartender Casey is the best!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Amazing food and ambience.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Absolutely delicious, beautiful food. But wow it was $350 for four of us with one drink and no desserts.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Best Japanese / Sushii in Boston - one of the top US restaurants in its class

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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

The best place in town. Our favorite!

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 (New England)·Dined on June 1, 2017

I went there for my boyfriend's birthday since he Always want to try the place. We had the nine course omasake deal for 2. Just the perfect amount as we were full by the end. The wagyu beef in the end was so tender and delicious. Service was great too.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 28, 2017

KC's the best!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on May 26, 2017

We had the tasting menu, which was outstanding - delicious and creative food, with great flavor and ingredient combinations, and a beautiful presentation. And the portions were generous. I look forward to my next dining experience there.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Food wasn't as good as I expected for the price, however service was very on spot and attentive.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Poor experience on a Saturday night left feeling disappointed. They seem to only have 1 room for seating parties of 2 along a bench adjacent to the sushi bar area and you're seated so close to other couples that you're on top of them. Two international students were seated next to me and were yelling on their cell phones and arguing with the waitress about not having a proper form of ID to consume alcohol. This was unacceptable behavior and obviously no managerial presence to protect the waitress or ask the disruptive pair to leave. It really just ruined the environment and mood- not what you want when you're paying about $100/pp for dinner. I told the host to get me out of there and they weren't able to give me another table (at nearly 10PM) and shuffled us over to bar seating, where we were not able to keep our original server and received poor attention for the remainder of the evening. Nothing special about this restaurant and definitely over-hyped. Would not return.

Tags: Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Authentic, Tasting Menu
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Way too expensive for very average sushi. The black miso cod appetizer was very delicious, but the sushi itself was nothing special...and definitely not worth $20+ per roll. Definitely would not recommend coming if you want good sushi

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Great food, great service.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Sushi specific...extremely over-priced for what it is. Quality and creativity is good but premium price is honestly not worth it. Nice place, good vibe, good food...just too many other places to get really good sushi at much more reasonable prices.

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