Uni

4.7
1115 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary Asian

Serving inventive Japanese fusion 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 with Executive Chef/Partner Tony Messina at its helm in early 2016.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1115 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Server was amazing and had plenty of suggestions for us. The food was great as well.

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TerrylA
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I sat outside. The staff did a good job of making us feel safe. Although the food is a bit pricy, it is high quality so it's worth it. The pork spare rib is the best I've ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was there for my girlfriends birthday, very good food and great service ! Will be back

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vipDonnaB
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was so nice to go out to dinner and feel very safe from COVID-19. The indoor seating in the suites is so nice! The party next to us had one loud person that we could always hear speaking but other than that, no complaints about the setting at all. The kitchen was "slammed" so took a long time to get all our food but it was all absolutely delicious. Highly recommend!

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Paul
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

So we had outisde seating on November 20th.. Warm day, much cooler evening and by the time we called it quits it was Cold! Given that we were sitting outside we thought they would have sped up the service from the normal pace, which is admirably leisurely...
We ended up calling it quits before we had all the dishes we ordered. Of course the food itself was exquisite! Will try again when we can get an inside table... One of the very few places we will try inside...

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Lelolas
New England
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and private dining experience. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

INDOOR DINING IS IN A HOTEL ROOM! On a positive note, the restaurant is very safe. If you are scared of COVID-19, and you miss dining out, this is a good choice for you.

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vipWK12
New England
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The "Traditional" indoor seating option was excellent, with each table moved to a private room on the first couple floors of the Eliot hotel. Great solution, which felt very intimate (and safe)!

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BillW
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SIMPLY THE BEST!!! AMAZING!!! LOVE THEM!!! They are doing it right in COVD! Very safe!

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Victor
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Clearly overpriced. Food was lukewarm, and not very good. We had 6 plates, none of them decent, for $140. The food was eatable, but it was very poor quality. The plates were beautifully presented, but they were so small that we ended up going to finish dinner elsewhere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Food was exceptional and met my high expectations . The toro and Wagyu were exceptional along with all the other dishea

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The uni spoon was exquisite and a must try. We had a vegan member in our group and I wish that there were more vegan/vegetarian options. Overall an excellent experience.

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dbarry1981
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very unique dining experience. Great for a date night or special occasion. All the food was one of a kind and beautifully presented.

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SusanP
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a private dining room which is a new dining initiative Uni is doing because of COVID. It was fantastic. We felt very secure and safe eating. Only small complaint is that the music (I think it’s from the main restaurant) does not match the ambience of the room at all so it feels a bit disjointed. That could be improved greatly. The food was better than we remembered and the old favorites were still on the menu better than ever. And that’s what we came for. Thank you for making us feel a little normal again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu was truly delicious

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AnnKO
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent as well as service. However, for now you are seated in a hotel room..your own room, but not the usual restaurant vibe and ambience. So a great meal in a hotel suite.

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RubyD
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food was amazing. The only downfall about this place is, it takes forever for our drinks to arrive, if you want to order another drinks you have to order it soon as your drink comes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dined outside on the sidewalk dining area. Heat lamps helped wait staff and food were excellent. There was construction going on up the street jack hammers so a little noisy but overall the experience was a “10”

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vipCaterio
New England
31 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience ... felt very safe. Food was delicious and good airflow. Awesome to be inside. Excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was absolutely fabulous between the food, the staff, and the ambience this truly was a 10 out of 10

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JuliaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible experience at Uni. Their menu was innovative, and the service was incredible. We sat outside by the heaters in 40 degree weather, but it was worth it to sit in the cold. I recommend the yellowtail duet, the Uni shooter, the scallop nigiri, the salmon nigiri, and the toro nigiri. The unagi nigiri was also incredible.

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Caitb
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were absolutely amazing. The lobster poutine was the best thing I have ever eaten!

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ClaireM
New England
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience1

The service staff was pretty snobby and didn’t seem to care for our experience at all.

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Catherine
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed the restaurant! Because of the pandemic, we ate outside. The restaurant sits on a very busy street and it was a bit windy, but there's nothing the restaurant could do about that. The food and service were excellent...and really, that's what we came for.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food! Took a very long time but it was worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Fantastic service. Lovely outdoor set up.

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ToriM
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish I could have tried every single item on the menu. Absolutely outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience5

No suhi rice. Fish was fishy. Food was overpriced. Not recommended.

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome eating at Uni. One of our favorite restaurants.

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MarkC
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service. Pricey. Mad Ave a bit noisy but nothing the restaurant could do. One of my faves.

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SueF
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Uni is incredibly good, but oh my Lord is it expensive! Among four of us, we shared eight small plates and had three glasses of wine, and the bill was almost $300 with the tip. That said, the food was outstanding. I'm trying to recreate the ramen noodle cacio e pepe at home, and the vegetable fried rice with tiny bits of pineapple was honestly one of the best things I've ever eaten. Good stuff...but bring your wallet!

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happyeater
New England
23 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Love Uni. They have handled COVID beautifully. Great heaters for sidewalk dining. The meal was not quite as remarkable as we've had there prior, but still quite excellent.

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MattG
New England
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Felt rushed, 90 minutes would be more appropriate than 60 for a party of 2.

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AnnaF
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Uni is pretty expensive but is a wonderful experience! The servers were lovely and worked hard to make our night lovely despite the poor weather.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They only have outdoor seating.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience1

We had a very bad experience, after waiting twenty minutes for our table we were sat at small circular tables that separated our party. They forgot a part of our meal and took half an hour to bring drinks. We have enjoyed our experience in the past however last night fell short

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vipMichael
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

TL;DR: very disappointing for the price. If you're looking for high-end sushi go to Zuma Boston instead — it's only five blocks away and beats Uni in every way.

I had high expectations for a restaurant as well-received and pricey as this one, but it just didn't live up at all. I went as a party of one on a Friday night, and experienced the following.

The service was lacking in a few key ways. For one, I didn't have a dedicated waiter assigned to my table for the evening; rather I was served by whomever didn't forget about me in between the larger parties. I had to wait ten minutes for a refill on water, only to be brought a re-filled bottle with particulate matter floating inside. (This is, for the record, after I was told I couldn't get tap water: "still or sparkling only") For another, the cold and noisy outdoor seating — allegedly necessary due to the pandemic — was not even appropriately spaced for social distancing. I was seated so close to another party I could have touched one woman's face without getting up from my chair. Worst of all the waitstaff apparently thought the main entrance was too congested, because all night they were jumping in and out of the open window next to my table — not exactly conducive to a relaxing meal.

As for the food, it was sub-par. The Brussels sprouts were way too salty, and the nigiri were bland and uninspiring. The salmon sashimi I got came with this vile salted bean paste — its flavor was totally overpowering and quite frankly ruined what otherwise was probably a good cut of fish with delicate flavor. The sole dessert option was a "cheesecake" better characterized as a ball of ice cream covered in airy whipped cream.

All of which is to say that a cheaper menu might have excused some of these issues. After all this the price point is what gets me: at $150 for a party of one I honestly feel insulted. I would not recommend Uni to anyone who considers themselves a fan of fine sushi and wants their money's worth.

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vipREPBoston
New England
52 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The very best sushi in Boston, maybe East Coast. Pricey but worth it.

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LukeM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best sushi I've had in Boston. Worth every penny. A bit loud and cool with the outdoor seating, but the best you can expect in the pandemic. Fabulous experience and restaurant.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Uni using the Order Online button. Uni also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats. Uni also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 536-7200.

Uni is rated 4.7 stars by 1115 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.