Uni

4.5
1491 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.

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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1491 people are saying
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Roxy
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They went out of their way to seat us at a table that was comfortable for us. Plus the food was delicious. The service was gracious throughout. A lovely evening...

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ElyseR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Not kid-friendly. Made a reservation well in advance requesting space for a stroller and a high chair; was seated at a crowded table and after awhile, was told they did not have a high chair for us (would have been helpful to know this ahead of time). Other than the awkward seating, the dark ambiance and food experience was great. Unfortunately the stress of the seating arrangements distracted from the birthday dinner we were looking forward to.

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Tasmin
New England
12 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I was a bit disappointed since I anticipated loving the food and wanting to return for another outstanding meal. This was not the case. The food was prepared well and the unagi nigiri was especially good. The hotel scallop sashimi fine but perhaps had a bit too much texture and the roe and the citrus did add salt and acid but I still wasn't wowed. If I compare Uni with n/naka in Los Angeles the former is even more of a let down. The service was excellent. The music was too loud.

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KevinK
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The tasting menu entrees were great, as were the very imaginative cocktails, but they seemed to forget about us for a stretch. Otherwise the wait staff was great. The restaurant's interior is beautiful; the only real complaint I had in terms of ambience was the high volume of an entire Kendrick Lamar album being played. Great choice if eating at the House of Blues or similar, not so much at a place with a tasting menu imo.

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The restaurant is very small and tight. Tables are too close to each other. You can hear the conversation from the table over. Service was slow and inattentive. Food was expensive and mediocre. Presentation is lacking. Two uni spoons served on cloth napkins. Its $22 dollar a spoon btw. Miso soup was served in a tea cup, the spoon barely fits in there. Highly disappointed. Don't mind paying the price if the food is good and this place is trash.

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vipmarct
New England
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food2service5ambience2

We have been going to Uni since the very beginning, and are huge fans.
Covid must have been hard on the restaurant and the staff, and it shows.
The food (on the reduced menu) currently is only a shadow of its former self.

The services was fantastic.

As far as the atmosphere goes, I love the upstairs, and the downstairs sushi bar. However, many of the other tables downstairs should not really be used - especially in Covid times. They are squished together, and right by the door to the toilet. Which means half the restaurant squeezes by your table.

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vipjeffb
Cancun
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Waited a long time despite reservation, kitchen ran out of sushi rice which limited what we could order and delayed what we did order, Zuma superior

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Mac3
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Uni is always a special treat.
The food is of the highest quality and creatively prepared!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Unbelievable meal.

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EdwardH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food.

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vipLouisC
New England
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Without question the best sushi I've had in Boston (FYI I'm no stranger to good sushi!). Inventive, creative but subtle and respecting of the quality of good fish. Decent cocktails.

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Tourist
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Top 40 pop music notably loud. Our server was lovely but forgot one thing we ordered and didn’t provide soy and wasabi for maki.

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HeatherR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food. A little expensive but a great evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always feel so welcomed and well taken care of here! Couldn’t have chosen a better place to visit for New Year’s Eve.

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Bella
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flavor combinations were incredible of all dishes. Service very detail oriented.

Great Place.

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vipSponge
New England
40 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!!! Food was wonderful, service was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food but pricey.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
15 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Cocktails were great. Food was above average to average. Uni used to be a real innovative place to try modern takes on sushi. It was O Ya before O Ya. Perhaps it’s the rise of other sushi styles and shops that provide exciting new dishes that makes Uni seem more pedestrian. I hope they can step up their game or diners need to moderate their expectations. The only thing that made me say ‘wow’ was the check at the end of the night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Too little kinds of food. Overvalued.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Prijs kwaliteit verhouding niet goed. Ook 2x iets besteld, maar niet voorradig..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food has flavors you’ve never experienced with beautiful mixes of flavors. Amazing experience, great service, fun ambience.

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viphungryman
New England
34 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very high quality and inventive preparations. Don't let the smallish menu fool you, there's so much variety - the Uni spoon a must of course!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. As always

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vipmeganL
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing ! Presentation, creativity and freshness of the fish was fantastic! Best sushi we’ve had in recent memory! Wait staff was attentive and made superb suggestions.

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vipReeseA
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding experience as always. The best service and exceptional food! Thank you for another wonderful time!

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Jagger
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The service was very nice. Waiters provided pleasant accommodation, and the decor/ambiance of the space elevated the experience. Food was a tad "alright," and given the price, the plating could use a little more attention and beautifying.

A nice place for a first date if you are uncertain about its prospective length. Cocktails and drinks compensate for food.

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AdamF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I enjoyed the experience, but $600 for four people just having standard sushi is not worth it. Uni doesn’t deliver that consummate experience you would expect given the price and Michelin stars. It’s not bad, but trends towards egregious when you factor in the exorbitant bill.

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NeilA
New England
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome-favorite spot

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LaurenF
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I wanted it to be good, but everything was not up to what I would expect for the price tag. Some odd flavor combinations. Sashimi was sliced too thick for it to be a reasonable bite. Dragon maki was great, Unagi nigiri was great, but those were only the real highlights.

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JimK
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and service. We asked for an Omekase-style meal since they were no longer offering it on the menu and our waitress designed a wonderful meal for my girlfriend and I. The cocktails were delicious, the sushi chefs were fun to watch, and the tasting-menu-style experience we had covered an excellent range of choices. Everything was perfect and I will be back.

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jewfro
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was tasty and well presented, but you couldn't see it. I used my phone flashlight to actually look at what was on my plate. The noise level was pretty loud which made it a difficult setting for a romantic date night. The portions were small and quite frankly overpriced (I've eaten at Michelin starred restaurants with similar prices) but the food really didn't justify it. It was tasty but not... WOW. My husband and I both had the Uni spoon and he really liked it but I thought it was weird and squishy. The staff were friendly, if a bit rushed, but took good care of us and knew what they were doing. I would expect that kind of service at a restaurant like this. Overall, underwhelming for the price, but a nice place if you like seafood.

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Nascimen15
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

This was disappointing. The sushi was terrible. The appetizers were lackluster. Service was ok. Overall, not what you would expect when you’re spending several hundred dollars on dinner. Definitely would not recommend.

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vipANNEs
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious sushi. The crab and garlic noodles are a must have :)

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vipClarkWGriswoldJunior
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food and experience was generally exceptional. Only complaint is that we told our server about a few allergies/avoidances for the omakase and we still were brought those items. Otherwise a dynamite experience.

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AndreaR
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant, the tuna sashimi with foie grass was unbelievable.
I am planning to go back just ti eat this again.

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BryanG
New England
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Sushi was excellent, the uni spoon was extremely salty, dumplings were okay.

From what we got I would just get sashimi or sushi, other items seem overpriced. Also $17 drinks? Yikes.

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CharlesM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant. Never have a bad plate, and wines are always top notch.

Service team in knowledgeable and excited about the food they serve. Brought friends for their first time and they will keep coming back!

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Mopsy
New England
15 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely reception and table placement. Great service Wonderful cocktails and wine but then, the food….divine

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vipSVin
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Decent food but very noisy atmosphere. Nothing like what you expect in a Japanese themed restaurant.

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RobS
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food is good but towards salty (e.g. crab noodle). The cost is higher and for us not fully justified. I wish the environment could be lighter and quieter.

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

Uni is rated 4.5 stars by 1491 OpenTable diners.

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.