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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
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.
The food is amazing, the fish super fresh. Oishii has a creative menu that combines successfully different cuisines without losing it's Japanese pring. The service is great. Having said that it is EXPENSIVE! well worth it for special occasions, from a business meal to a birthday, or a special night out with friends.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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