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Uni, Boston, MA

Uni

4.5
4.5
1693 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Asian, Sushi, Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 536-7200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ken Oringer & David Bazirgan

  • Private party facilities

    Our spacious Private Dining Room can be arranged for a reception of up to 90 guests or a seated meal for up to 50 guests. Select unique dishes for a prix-fixe menu or opt for cocktail-style shared plates to be passed throughout the evening. For all inquiries, please email: Elissa@Uni-Boston.com

  • Private party contact

    Katie Aramento: (617) 536-7200

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Cross street

    Massachusetts Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street parking available. The closest garage is at 50 Dalton Street.

  • Public transit

    MBTA Green Line Hynes Convention Center

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience1
    Too noisy and way overpriced.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Service was slow, and we felt the wait staff forgot about us a couple of times. They completely forgot about our dessert and we were left waiting about 40 minutes for that… in general the wait staff was courteous and professional but not very polished or thoughtful. 3-star service, not 4. The food was excellent but not spectacular—3.5 stars. The restaurant was lively but not overly loud. We were easily able to have an intimate conversation. The tables are a bit crammed together, so if it had been busier noise and privacy may have been an issue.
  3. BM

    BMacPherson

    New England

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    While the food was very good the music was horrible and the noise level was ridiculous. We could not hardly speak over our table and they pack you in like sardines. Would go again if they took a few tables out and Beastie Boys was not blasting in our ears all night. Service was good and the staff was friendly and accommodating.
  4. M

    Ming

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend! Fun and palate-expanding counter seated experience.
  5. EA

    EvelienA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    just love that dish spicy tuna & foie gras. we also had grilled Kama which I would recommend.
  6. KT

    KyleT

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Started well as we were seated on time, got orders and food in pretty soon after, first round of food and drink came out as expected. One of our dishes wasn’t coming out and 10 minutes turned into 20 then into 30. Our waiter was going back and forth the the back of the restaurant and would not acknowledge us. It wasn’t until a second server came over that we could let anyone know about the issue. After another 15 mins, still no check in from our waiter and at this point we were ready to give up and go home. We had to flag down a third server to get our check which included the roll we never received and had already told the second server and sushi chef that we just wanted to cancel it as it was getting late. After our second glass of wine was delivered we went a full 45 minutes without ever interacting with our waiter. The food we did eat was awesome so we were bummed out by this odd experience. It was just bizarre…everything started great then just got the cold shoulder.
  7. L

    Larik

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food!! So many new tastes and food combinations. Definitely will be back to try more dishes.
  8. F

    Foodfinder

    New England

    159 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    159 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service. Great place for drinks and elevated sushi and small plates. Do request to be seated upstairs. The downstairs area lacks atmosphere, different vibe. The only reason we did not give five stars is we ordered two other items that were not served, but nor was it charged. We didn’t ask for it as we were already done by the time we noticed.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    the slowest service, expensive and just ok food
  10. TK

    TheresaK

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and very knowledgeable waitstaff
  11. DK

    DirkK

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We ordered Omikaze for the table, 20 courses all of which were fantastic! The server even accommodated one of our party with special dietary requirements. Highly recommend this restaurant.
  12. HT

    HowardT

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was very good but the service was not so good. It took a half hour to get a salmon avocado roll! 😖
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot, awesome food, nice vibe and people were great
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. The sashimi is so fresh and with unique but not overpowering flavors that really highlight the fish. And their non-fish items are exceptional too. Truly some of the best tasting bites of food I’ve ever had. Although it’s pricey, I’d definitely come back again.
  15. A

    Antonio

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    a different twist on Japanese sushi and sashimi. A bit pricey.
  16. SW

    ScottW

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Outstanding small plates “from the kitchen” and sashimi. Maki were disappointing (overpriced, not very creative, not enough fish in proportion to rice, and arrived without wasabi or soy). Service was good but not outstanding. Pacing was good but courses did not necessarily arrive in the anticipated order.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible flavors with every bite and the staff has thorough knowledge of the menu.
  18. a

    a2n2koon

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The server went out of her way by providing a marked up menu so I could avoid accidentally ordering something I couldn't eat. We had a nice slow meal- 3 hours! - which was a wonderful way to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The restaurant did not rush us. We were even given champagne at the end of the meal. The food was amazing and the restaurant was the perfect setting for a lovely celebration.
  19. B

    Biewel

    Las Vegas

    84 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Fairly over rated Asian inspired restaurant. Food was good but nothing that would make go back. Insanely over priced Sushi - nothing that you can't get in numerous other Sushi restaurants and more reasonable prices. The Duck Confit Gyozas and Wagyu Beef Dumplings were excellent though. A lot of dishes with a spice level that I personally like but probably is not for everybody. Service was polite and attentive. The sound system in the restaurant is complete BS. All you hear is bass around 250Hz at 90dB level. Extremely annoying - not sure who would think this to be a great idea.
  20. LB

    LaraB

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We really enjoyed our supper there last week. The food was abundant and divine - so varied, tasty and beautifully displayed (especially the chocolate nest mousse). When we're next in Boston, we will be sure to return. Well done chefs!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    We traveled to Uni because of the menu and excellent reputation. We specifically targeted Uni sushi for our meal. There was no available Uni sushi at Uni Restaurant the night we dined. Service was fine , but not the caliber of a high end restaurant. Food was excellent, although the octupus dish contained so little finely shaved octupus. Ambience was five star.
  22. M

    Missellaineeus

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service from start to finish; wonderful hospitality and incredible food. A lovely place to celebrate.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Food was great. Service was awful. Sat outside and wished we had sat inside. Traffic was loud.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s our first visit. It’s located inside of Eliot Hotel. The food is fresh and presentation is nice. Will come back again!!
  25. CC

    CarolinaC

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely love Uni. Best sushi in town! Can’t wait to come back soon
  26. DG

    DavidG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Loud booming “music” with a pounding bass line. How this “music” adds to enjoyment is beyond me. Imaginative, fresh food. Art on a plate. Pricey, but top ingredients. Charming, friendly and knowledgeable servers.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Very good food but really too expensive! If you are not a billionaire don’t go
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was one of the best dining experiences ever! If you want fine dining Japanese, excellent service, and interesting ambience, Uni is the place! We celebrated my son's 21st birthday last night and were treated like royalty! The food was incredible and the service impeccable. Anyone with complaints about small portions and prices should go to buffets. I have eaten in restaurants around the world, and Uni is a new favorite!
  29. LJ

    LilJ

    Greensboro

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    The food was amazing!! However, the service was not. We got our drink order in and they came quickly, then we did not see our waiter for at least 20 mins. We had to track down someone else to take our order. Most of the food came and was delicious, but we didn’t receive 3 of the sushi dishes we ordered. There was a plate that came to the table which we realized later was not our order. After the rest of the food came we told the waiter (who we had not seen since we ordered) and he put the missing items in. Another sashimi that we did not order came out instead, which he let us have while they made what we actually ordered. Ultimately the food worked out, but when we got the bill we were then charged for sushi that we did not order, and were charged for more pieces of it than what came. Overall, it seemed to be an off night for the service with several mix-ups, but we’ll be back to give them another shot!
  30. C

    Compmavin

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner. Highly recommend sitting at the counter.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The street noise along Massachusetts Ave couldn’t be helped - not their fault. Otherwise a great evening and I’m excited to go back for more sushi and cocktails.
  32. F

    Freddie

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic, and I loved the decoration inside and outside of the restaurant.
  33. L

    Lilly

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely obsessed! Been wanting to come her for a while and was so incredibly impressed. Not only was the food unreal, but our server was probably the top 3 servers I’ve ever had anywhere. Hats off to Uni because they really know what they’re doing.
  34. S

    Susan

    New England

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    First time dining here. We spent $175 without tip- no cocktails. Food was fantastic- except for the Spicy Negihama Makimono. It was really, really chewy. We suspected it was made in advance as there was no wait (unlike the LONG wait for many other menu items). We shared dishes and reordered another dish every time a dish came to our table. After 2 hours, we still hadn’t had dessert and needed to be off to our concert. But dessert was worth the wait. The pace was slow. Friendly but slow. I’ve had much better makimono almost everywhere. But I highly recommend all the other dishes and dessert. Brussels sprouts Shishito peppers Hamachi sashimi Spicy negihama Wagyu beef dumplings Spicy Tuna & Foie Gras Tataki Mochi cake Chocolate kataifi
  35. DD

    DrDre

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and drinks are always outstanding at Uni. Everything from the sashimi courses to the hot dishes are absolutely delicious. A bit pricey but worth it due to the clear evidence of work and effort that goes into each dish.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Those little wagyu dumplings just set your mouth on fire couldn’t taste another thing and the spicy tuna rolls tasted like our kid pulled it out of his fish tank which has never been cleaned - sushi pieces were good, spare ribs meh, Brussels sprouts covered in soy but ok- drinks are fantastic- overall I would never go back given the quality vs price
  37. C

    Christina

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Mouth watering and excellent service just like it is every time we come here. So good!
  38. J

    Jeremy

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Uni is one of the best restaurants around. The food is creative but never overshadows the incredible quality of the ingredients. An exceptional experience!
  39. JR

    JamesR

    New England

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food and great, friendly service. Easy to get a reservation on the day of...Not so easy to park though.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely pricey but sooo good and worth it!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

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

Uni is rated 4.5 stars by 1693 OpenTable diners.

Uni does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Uni

370 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Massachusetts Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Asian, Sushi, Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking available. The closest garage is at 50 Dalton Street.

  • Public transit

    MBTA Green Line Hynes Convention Center

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ken Oringer & David Bazirgan

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 536-7200

  • Private party facilities

    Our spacious Private Dining Room can be arranged for a reception of up to 90 guests or a seated meal for up to 50 guests. Select unique dishes for a prix-fixe menu or opt for cocktail-style shared plates to be passed throughout the evening. For all inquiries, please email: Elissa@Uni-Boston.com

  • Private party contact

    Katie Aramento: (617) 536-7200

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