Uni

4.7
1408 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary Asian

Serving inventive Japanese cuisine using the freshest seafood from Tokyo’s famed Tsukiji market and local New England fishermen, and borrowing influence from the streets of Tokyo, Shanghai, Singapore, Bangkok and Bangladesh, Uni is the evolution of Ken Oringer’s intimate sashimi bar of the same name, which expanded into the former Clio space in 2016. UNI is currently helmed by Executive Chef David Bazirgan.

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vipRichardB
New England
26 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar, and the two bartender / servers were terrific, great mixologists, very pleasant, and very efficient. The food was incredible, with so many unique dishes to sample. This is a must destination for Boston and surrounding area foodies.

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MaryW
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here to celebrate a special visit from my sister. It was pretty much as close to a perfect meal as you can get! We couldn't get over how good the food was, we loved our server, and the playlist that night was on point. A truly lovely experience.

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GkBumar
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Out server was awesome! Amazing leveled up sushi.

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NB111
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best. Sushi. Ever. Run, don't walk. Seriously. Best. Sushi. Ever.

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Kerry3210380
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious as always. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and helped me build a customized omakase experience (hint hint lots of uni, foie gras and wagyu). Awesome night out :)

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DanaM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved Uni. I've eaten at a lot of prestigious sushi places and was a little concerned after reading mixed reviews, but decided to give Uni a chance and am extremely glad I did. The sushi was incredible; fresh, inventive and tasty. The rice was cooked perfectly and our server went above and beyond to create a good experience for us. We will definitely be back.

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Meredith
New England
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was incredible!! We will be coming here again!

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Pomme
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The restaurant has a very nice ambience. The service was great! Food was kind of hit and miss. Hotate and hamachi sashimi fusion dishes were amazing. The seasonal uni menu was too salty (mushroom absorbed too much salt and the sauce was very salty.) Nigiri lacked of vinegar in the rice. Uni nigiri was weird. The tofu was very sweet.

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CharlesR
New England
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great meal in a great restaurant with great service and atmosphere.

JG
JeffreyG
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate an anniversary - have been every year and it never disappoints!

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Jake
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonnderful food and staff

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JakeJ
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible and our waiter was fantastic, guided us through a wonderful experience!

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vipBillie
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Food and service were excellent. Music too loud … asked to turn slightly down. Manager would not and we ended up shouting across the table to be heard above the bass. Some items very overpriced even in light of very high quality.

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SarahS
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the perfect place to celebrate my birthday! The food is divine, and the people working there are wonderful and knowledgeable.

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vipLiorL
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice bday at Uni, food was amazing, recomment seabass ceviche, the makis, hot sake. Fun server too!

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AlyssaF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you’re in Boston, Uni is a must! Everything we ate was amazing and so unique.

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vipmainguyen
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The dishes were highly inventive and flavorful. I don’t know if it’s a pandemic thing, but I felt rushed during my meal. For the price that you are paying here, a more leisurely pace is warranted if there are seats available. The staff was kind.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the food…very loud though

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Miro
London
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Creative menu and good selection but small portions and overpriced. The restaurant is almost split into downstairs tables and counter and upstairs bar, counter and tables. I got the downstairs counter which lacked any ambience.

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KatoG
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The place is very loud. The tables are so close to each other it felt like communal table. The portions are ridiculously small and overpriced. I liked red snapper ceviche and maguro tuna, but California roll was less than adequate, and beets salad and Kimchi fried rise simply atrocious. The chocolate cake desert tasted like grocery store browny. I had a few bohemian cocktails, and the first one was good, but the second one had much less alcohol in it. Overall recommendation - stay away. One of the worst choices I had made in selecting the restaurant.

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Winesnob7
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious

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AmitaC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Attentive service. Innovative fare.
Noise level way too high.
Great vibe.

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vipnussi
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, vibrant social scene, beautiful, cozy design.

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vipJoeH
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

High quality and innovative sushi and Japanese fare. Excellent sake list and creative cocktails. A bit loud but fun for groups.

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Boston
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Granted this is in the midst of Delta covid, but the restaurant is nothing like it was pre-Covid. The sushi options have been cut in half and much less innovative, which was disappointing. My husband has celiac's disease and the gluten-free options were minimal. The service was okay but given difficulty in hiring waiters these days, they did fine. Music was way too loud for the room size, and pretty bad music choices as well. Overall, quite disappointing compared to the past...and the prices were higher too. Too bad. We won't be going back again.

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RobertN
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was delicious. Service was a bit weak. The noise level was way too loud!

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royc
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent and inventive food! Quality of ingredients impeccable
Very expensive and would expect at those prices to have more professional service.it was also very loud
Still it was worth the expense and would highly recommend strictly based on the incredible food

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The the waitress had no energy and was not helpful with recommendations.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience1

We had to wait 30 minutes before our server greeted us. The music was too loud to have a normal conversation. Service was excellent otherwise. Food was great, but overpriced and took way too long to be served.

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AD88
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Very enjoyable. Not sure why the worse seat was given over the counter while the counter was half empty

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citydinner38
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best sashimi and sushi restaurants in Boston. Salmon Sashimi with their black bean purée, and the Octopus Sashimi in a barrel aged tamari are my top picks.

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vipNeverAbs
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

A bit bummed. Patio is raging loud - skip it...there's no sound buffer and you'll be ignored for service (other than dropping off and clearing - that staff was sharp). The pacing was fast when asked for drinks and picking up the check, but everything else was awkward. Menu wasn't explained until we had been there 30 minutes with no real guidance. Items we ordered never showed. No one asked about our experience. $600 later and all I remember is feeling uncomfortable and disappointed. I feel bad for the kitchen. Service is letting them down. Beautiful food, but hard to care after all that.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Top level music was way too loud. Great for a bar scene. Could not have a conversation!
Luckily we were able to move downstairs.
Our waitress Alexis was superb! Very informative, had great honest recommendations!
The food was out of this world! Even better than expected!
Sake selection was very good also.
Can’t wait to return.

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Pamin
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Authentic and unique! Very fresh. Dessert was incredible.

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SamD
New England
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food, the server treated us to a shot for my gf birthday. Was cool he did it with us. Over all we love coming here

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Nice food but very pricey

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SR22
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was exceptional... except for the noise. It was insanely, unbearably loud, and I couldn't hear anything my server said. I don't know what fish I got in my omakase because I gave up straining to understand her.

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vipPackerFan
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Poor ambience, seating too tight, and very expensive for what it was. Poor omakase experience.

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MKorolnek
New England
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Asian restaurant in Boston hands down!

AE
AaronE
New England
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really creative preparations! Strongly recommend doing it as an omakase!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Uni using the Order Online button.

Uni is rated 4.7 stars by 1408 OpenTable diners.

Uni does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/924/uni.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.