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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Sake - Salmon
black bean, ginger, cilantro
Hotate - Scallop
roasted peach, peach kosho, anise hyssop chimichurri
rocoto pepper, avocado, tenkasu
Our Server was amazing and had plenty of suggestions for us. The food was great as well.
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.
Was there for my girlfriends birthday, very good food and great service ! Will be back
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!
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...
Amazing food and private dining experience. Highly recommended.
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.
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)!
SIMPLY THE BEST!!! AMAZING!!! LOVE THEM!!! They are doing it right in COVD! Very safe!
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.
Excellent service! Food was exceptional and met my high expectations . The toro and Wagyu were exceptional along with all the other dishea
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.
Very unique dining experience. Great for a date night or special occasion. All the food was one of a kind and beautifully presented.
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!
The menu was truly delicious
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.
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.
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”
Fantastic experience ... felt very safe. Food was delicious and good airflow. Awesome to be inside. Excellent service
This restaurant was absolutely fabulous between the food, the staff, and the ambience this truly was a 10 out of 10
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.
Food and service were absolutely amazing. The lobster poutine was the best thing I have ever eaten!
The service staff was pretty snobby and didn’t seem to care for our experience at all.
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.
Amazing food! Took a very long time but it was worth it!
Delicious. Fantastic service. Lovely outdoor set up.
Wish I could have tried every single item on the menu. Absolutely outstanding
No suhi rice. Fish was fishy. Food was overpriced. Not recommended.
Always awesome eating at Uni. One of our favorite restaurants.
Fabulous food and service. Pricey. Mad Ave a bit noisy but nothing the restaurant could do. One of my faves.
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!
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.
Felt rushed, 90 minutes would be more appropriate than 60 for a party of 2.
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.
They only have outdoor seating.
Fabulous as always!
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
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.
The very best sushi in Boston, maybe East Coast. Pricey but worth it.
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.
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.