Very good experience for restaurant week.
Arrived late so server were not focus on the service anymore.
Presentation and service was great, the meal was not.
I only wish the food had lived up to it!
2 people went and we both ordered off RW menu. I had salad brought to me and she had soup brought to her. We both started eating it and found out that the salad belonged to her and the soup should have gone to me. It was corrected but the waitress was rude. She appeared annoyed that she had to resend the salad and soup to us. On top of that, she took away the salad when she placed the soup in front of me. It irked me that she didn;t ask whether I still wanted to keep the salad as it would have been thrown away. such a waste of food at a hight end restaurant.
Food was amazing! If I lived anywhere near Boston I would be a regular. Best restaurant we ate at during our entire vacation - and we ate at some incredible restaurants! The food presentation was just as spectacular as the taste was beyond yummy.
GREAT GREAT GREAT I just cant tell you how good everything is. Food is so fresh and flavorful presented beautifully and a delight to eat.
The sushi is very good, not great, and very expensive. The portion sizes on the nigiri sushi are very small making the overall value poor. For sure the torched toro maki with black truffles and sturgeon caviar is a taste treat, but for $25 it had better be. I think it's worth a try, but at these prices hard to be a regular.
I was not impressed with Oishii's ambiance or food. Their tables needed to be repainted and had scratches all over them which seemed out of place since it is one of the more expensive restaurants in Boston. The trans music mixed with the dim lighting made my head hurt, and the waiter was unfriendly and cold. The sushi was made with high quality fish, but the flavors were muted. I would not dine at Oishii again.
Went for restaurant week. Food was good.
Delicious and impressive food presentation.
Very high quality ingredients. Some of the sushi rolls are very expensive and some are actually quite reasonably price given the classy ambiance of the place. Some of the juiciest and tasty cuts of raw fish I've ever eaten.
Outstanding service, excellent food. Worth the price.
The sushi was good, but nothing spectacular - the prices were extremely high for what you got.
The food was great, but a little over priced for the amount you get.
Best sushi in Boston! Expensive, but worth it.
Was recommended by a friend for their lunch special and it was great value and great food. Service was great it was a great experience.
The Duck app was amazing. Kobe beef and tuna were also very delicious. I will be back for sure! Worth the price.
Best Sushi in Boston, better than Oya
Excellent. The quality is superb and the service is friendly and helpful and always completely professional. The only downside is that you pay a small fortune. Worth every penny, but know what you are getting yourself into.
The best Japanese restaurant in Boston. Period.
Oishii Boston has a Modernist feel to the decor, simple and well done. Very welcoming staff. Excellent quality food, especially the sashimi, although Entrees, especially the hamachi, are on the large side for a Japanese style restaurant. Comprehensive wine list and well priced.
It was delicious. The chef even made something we wanted that wasn't on the menu. He even came out to speak with us at the end of the meal.
I was excited for this meal but was a little underwhelmed. Everything was well prepared but the menu seemed to be edgy just for the sake of being edgy. Some flavor combinations just didn't seem to make sense. We had some sake, nagiri, several special maki, and black pork gyoza. It was all delicious, but was it worth the money. I didn't think so.
Outstanding. By far, the best Japanese restaurant we've ever been too . . . and we've been to many. An amazing menu, excellent preparation and service.
Fabulous food and outstanding service!
Wonderful! The cocktails are terrific and the sushi is outstanding! We'll make up something to celebrate so we can come back!
Overall, we enjoyed the experience. The wait staff was very accommodating and willing to answer our questions. The quality of the food was very good. Unfortunately there was a table of eight young men right next to our table. They were were very loud and their choice of language was inappropriate at times considering my 13-year old daughter was present. A couple seated on the other side of our table asked to be moved. We were all seated along a banquet, so, as diners, we were really connected physically. Wish the restaurant had put such a large group in the back dining room.
The Chef's Choice 9-course is to be had. What a fantastic experience! Each course was an adventure, and the dessert delivered the knock-out.
The only negative of the experience was the sloppy way some of the restaurant patrons were dressed - like they just got out of class. Idiots.
This place is pricey but worth every penny!
Great food, great service...a bit expensive but well worth it!
DELICIOUS FOOD, FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL WAIT STAFF, WELL TIMED SERVICE...
Lunch wasn't a very good experience. I went on a Friday in June and the restaurant was insufficiently staffed. Our meal arrived an hour after our orders were placed. With all the great reviews I read, I expected to find authentic Japanese food with contempoary presentation but the flavors were too strong and presentation was mediocre. However, the sashimi was excellent so the next time I eat at Oishii, I'll stick to simple sushi and sashimi.
The sushi was amazing. A LOT of choices of fish (many different kinds of Tuna, several different Yellow Tail choices, and several different salmon choices). The sea bass sushi was also an interesting flavor. The Kobe beef carpaccio was excellent. I will be back :)
Very mixed experience. We (2) were seated by our request at the ~20-person sushi bar -- noone else sitting at the bar on Sunday evening. A few tables around with diners enjoying food. Ordered via check list (no ordering from sushi chefs!), asked for one roll to come out early. In about 2 mins, brought delicious gelatine amuse bouche. ~10 mins later, waitress brought first roll. Then waited another 20 minutes for any food (mostly nigiri sushi, with one other roll) to arrive.
Food was very good, though extremely expensive (sushi @ min ~$4/ single piece, much $ for toro, specials, etc.). No interaction whatsoever with chefs misses a big part of the sushi experience. Strange minimalist decor. We aren't likely to go back.
The food is a little exotic, not your usual sushi menu, so not for someone afraid to try something new. But if that is what you like, the food was delicous and beautiful to look at. The dishes were really unsual. I really enjoyed it. I had a watermelon saki cocktail, I don't remember the exact name that was really refreshing.
Overpriced. The nigiri was good but the rolls were not!
The food was exotic. We celebrated our daughter's graduation from her master's program and were very pleased. The service was excellent. The presentation was superb. The restaurant has a quiet elegant ambiance. I would highly recommend it for sushi lovers who are looking for something a bit different from the typical Japanese Restaurant.
I was visiting Boston from London and was craving Japanese. Tried to get a table at O Ya but it was fully booked. We were recommended Oishii. Overall it was good. Some of the dishes were superb like the hamaci with garlic and yellowtail jalapeno. Some were more left-of-centre like the toro with japanese rice risotto which the waitress recommended. Would go back but would stick the basic sashimi and shushis and keep away from the more fusion type offerings which sometimes don't work in my opinion. May be trying a little too hard to innovate.
Great, in general. I was a bit disappointed that my request for a quiet table for two (anniversary date) had not been considered before my arrival. Granted, this restaurant does not have great table options for a romantic date; tables are close together, and the more private ones are in heavy traffic areas.
We found the sushi rolls to be too big. They were difficult to eat. We've eaten lots of sushi in hundreds of places and my husband never complains about good sushi, but he even asked our waiter why the rolls were so big.
We also had a sea bass entree and it was delicious, though priced a bit high at $30.
We spent $131 (before tip) on dinner for 2 with just one alcoholic drink. For us, that is a very special occasion dinner!
There is valet parking for $14.
One note about the ambiance.....a table for 2 was very close to 2 other tables, so if you were hoping to have an intimate discussion with your dining companion, forget it.