Uni

4.7
1159 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
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1159 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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vipDiningDuringCovid
New England
78 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Uni COVID precautions are the best in Boston - They have set up individual dining areas in rooms at the Eliot Hotel. The service continues to be outstanding the food is flavorful and terrific!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service. Never going back again.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Sent us the bill without asking for it before all our food came out then overheard a few staff mock us on our way out for complaining about the bill coming early and not wanting to receive or pay for our last dish that came after the bill.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite spot in the city

JA
JohnA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unusual fun at Uni hotel suites for COVID distancing. Excellent food!

LK
vipLexiK
New England
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was great, service was a bit disorganized. Multiple times people brought things over we had already received or didn't order.

M
vipMatt
New England
18 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

UNI is the best. We always have an incredible experience when we go. Even during the Pandemic, they have made another shift to offer their excellent dining experience in a private and safe way inside the unoccupied hotel suites at The Eliot.
Keep up the great work UNI - can't wait to come back!

DB
DavidB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I know it’s hard for restaurants during the pandemic . But I believe Uni found ways to satisfy its customers and keep them safe . Using hotel lounges and private rooms they were able to separate us while still creating much needed ambiance . The service was wonderful , the food was fantastic , the experience was excellent.

JZ
vipJohnZ
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

We visited Boston and decided to meet some friends for dinner at UNI since they have been raving about it. We were taken into a small hotel room on the 2nd floor. We we surrounded by a table with a TV and a...headboard (our table was placed where the mattress would have been). The food was good but this was not the experience one would/should expect from UNI. We should have been informed that this would be our dining setting and given an option to cancel/opt out, especially when you pay that kind of price for the (very worthy) food

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WV66
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for date night and it was amazing! The food and service were outstanding. Their set up for the pandemic made us feel very safe and very clean. The hotel suite also made it very intimate. It is very expensive but the food was worth it. I wish we could go more often.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They currently have dining tables set up in hotel rooms in the hotel for a definitely socially distanced private dinners. They food was amazing and the service was great!

DD
vipDiningDiva
New England
55 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We love this place and we understand things aren't always easy for the staff during this time. The food was great and compliments to the kitchen, but there were a couple of service issues. The main issue is that my partner and I were reminded more than once of the 90 min. dine time. The young White couple next door to us arrived before we did and was still seated at their table when we left after our 90 min. I wondered if they also received multiple reminders but still just did whatever they wanted or if no one felt they should be disturbed or reminded. Second issue - the bar was out of the wine I vhose from the menu and suggested a replacement. That's great but they sold me a bottle of white wine and brought something that wasn't even chilled. It's supposed to be a high end restaurant. The prices certainly indicate high end. White wine should be served chilled.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The most unique and safe way to dine during the pandemic.

CD
vipCharlotteD
New England
22 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Food was incredible. Service was fabulous. Being in the hotel room was so fun.

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Ryan
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was great. I also enjoy their dishes. We had a 90 mins dinning limit, which is fine. After we finished what we order we felt a bit hungry still so we asked our waitress if we could order more, at that time we still had 25 mins left. The waitress came back from the kitchen and told us due to the time limit they are not able to make us more dishes but we could still have dessert. Like really? It takes 5 mins to make some sashimi and nigiri. And if I’m still within my 90 mins time limit I should be able to get more food if I want. If you can’t do that you should at least tell your costumer they need to order everything in the beginning. Completely killed the experience for me

JA
vipJustin42Arch
New England
13 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is a reason why the owners have won James Beard Awards and this place is rated one of the top sushi restaurants in the country!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Overpriced.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was easily one of my favourite dining experiences in Boston! Jessica’s service was impeccable, Amanda’s hospitality and beverages were delightful, and there was truly nothing to dislike about the food. We particularly enjoyed the pork belly baos, teriyaki shrimp fried rice, and tuna tataki.

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ReeseA
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and awesome food! It was our first time dining in the semi-private dining suites and it was wonderful. They did an excellent job of making it feel cozy and welcoming. As always the food was superb and the cocktails were outstanding. I highly recommend it. You'll feel safe and well taken care of.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Amazing food

IH
vipIHeartFood
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience1

It was a $300 dinner in a hotel room and they didn’t inform us we would be dining in a hotel room minus the beds ahead of time. Part of the dining out experience is the ambiance and this had none. We also asked for soy sauce and they gave us crappy soy sauce packets like you would receive at a take out restaurant. The covid restrictions were taken way too far and unfortunately it killed the entire dinner. We won’t be back.

FD
FamousDiner
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

For mid-high end restaurants, all aspects are considered.
The positives:
- Foods are fresh, well-crafted, and presented in such a way to induce diners' appetite.
- The service is among the best. The female attendant knew very well about the menu items there. All staff are well dressed.
- Friendly atmosphere, the front-desk attendant welcomed us with smile and led us to our dining room.
- Finally what a great move moving the dining area into the Hotel rooms in order to protect diners while accommodating their appetite during this pandemic condition.
- Can't complain about the cleanliness of the place.

What can be improved:
- For some people equality is a very sensitive issue. We noticed is that the chairs we sit on are lower quality (bamboo materials) than the chairs of the table across my dining room there. The suggestion to the management is to make sure all the chairs (or at least in the same room) for diners are same.
- A radio was placed in a hidden spot and played to accompany our dinner there in the dining room. The attendant may let the diners know that diners have the freedom to stay on the same radio channel, to change it into a different one, or even to turn off the radio.

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Eleni
New England
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food
Cocktails are incredible
Amazing service
We dined in a suite- which was interesting and new
Outstanding evening overall -
Plan to go back to try entire menu

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Frank
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall1food5service4ambience1

Uni called me in advance to confirm I'd make my reservation. They did not mention that we'd be eating in an empty hotel room. The room was so awkward with nothing on the walls, terrible lighting, and the hotel alarm clock playing the radio for music. Overall terrible ambiance. When spending $250 on a meal, everything should be perfect.

JO
JOCELYNA
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was absolutely amazing. the ramen was my favorite. The fish was fresh and the staff was amazing. They ran around like crazy due to pandemic but they were making sure our experience was flawless. Well done!!!! Cannot wait to return!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The semi private rooms in the hotel were incredible. Safest covid dining experience to date. Food and beverage are always incredible. Service was polished relaxed and warm. Love it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

They promised to bring a desert with a candle for the birthday person we were celebrating but they did not remember and just provided us with the bill. Terrible service.

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Paul
New England
15 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

I have said it before and am delighted to say it again Uni is one of the best restaurants in Boston. The food is artisnal and never fails to delight!

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Vicvic
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Sushi was bad, sake and hamachi’s texture were rubbery. Teriyaki fried was too oily and the shrimps were extremely salty like fresh out of the ocean. The miso had minimal flavor, tasted like a drop of miso essence in hot water with raw mushroom.

Pork ribs and Brussels sprout were fair.

JF
vipJulianneF
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very creative way to seat more people while maintaining social distancing. Our "semi-private suite" was a new experience! Felt safe & private. The food was outstanding and came out quickly. Our server was very sweet. We were stationed in a room that doubled as a bussing/service station, which was not opportune due to many staff members coming in and out of the suite, but understand the restaurant if working with the space they have. Limited single glass wine menu, but wonderful sushi selections and appetizers.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very delicious meal and the stand outs were Toro Nigiri and Short ribs.
The server was also very nice.

JA
JAREDM
New England
15 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to eat out at uni, easily one of the best restaurants in the city. Please, go out and support the great people that keep this place going. They are doing an amazing job.

CN
CasN
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience! Loved the "dining suites" dynamic, super COVID conscious and all of the food was absolutely delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Aces!!!

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Paul
New England
16 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In Uni.2 we ate in a hotel room; well a room within a hotel room and found it to work as well as anything we have experienced in CV - 19. We had dined outdoors in November and found the service slow enough that we had to pass on the last 2 dishes we had ordered. Tonights expereice however worked well however, even though the waitstaff were navigating stairs and hallway. We are grateful to them for this. And the food was as scrumptious as ever. We can't help but be awed by the diversity of dishes they take on... onion soup ??? and did they ever recreate that to a perfection that no other onion soup has ever done; cacio e pepe..ditto... lest we give the impression that those creations overshadowed the sushi would be mistaken! Bravo to Uni for pulling off the closest thing to pre CV 19 dining we have experienced! Thank You!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there with my girlfriend for our 3rd anniversary. I was planning to propose and called the day before to see if there was some way I could get someone to record it. I spoke to Katy who said she’d be there that night and would make sure it happened. Night of we were sat in one of the Eliot Hotel (restaurant is connected to it) rooms, and learned that the hotel had given the restaurant some of their rooms to help them accommodate their occupancy requirements. That really added a nice private touch to the experience as we had our ow little private dining room. We had Randolph as our server and he was absolutely phenomenal. Knowledgeable, funny, and personable. Chef Andreas (they told us his name) learned about the anniversary and proposal and sent us out a special dish. Food combined with the service made for one of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had. Also, if you’re wondering, SHE SAID YES!!! Big thanks to Katy, Randolph, Andreas, and the rest of the staff for making it a magical evening that we’ll never forget.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service, as always.

A
Annh
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

I feel badly writing a negative review knowing how difficult the restaurant business is during Covid. We were looking forward to our first time at Uni for Christmas Eve dinner, as friends raved about it. Food was mediocre, definitely not worth the price. Duck carnitas was not hot. Wait staff very slow. On Christmas Eve, I would have expected wait staff to be nicely dressed. Our waitress was in old jeans and a T-shirt. Hotel room where dinner was served was bland and brown. No tablecloth, no flowers, nothing the least bit festive. We ate, we paid, we left. Won’t be back. What happened to this place? Have been hearing about it for years. Such a disappointment!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top location, had an amazing experience

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vipbriankoss
New England
14 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding and creative Asian influenced menu
smart "suite" solution for Covid

FAQs

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

Uni is rated 4.7 stars by 1159 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.