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
- Contact tracing information collected
Spicy Tuna & Foie Gras Tataki*
aji amarillo, huckleberry, black walnut
Ramen Noodle Cacio e Pepe
miso butter, pecorino
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!!
Terrible service. Never going back again.
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.
Favorite spot in the city
Unusual fun at Uni hotel suites for COVID distancing. Excellent food!
Food was great, service was a bit disorganized. Multiple times people brought things over we had already received or didn't order.
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!
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
The most unique and safe way to dine during the pandemic.
Amazing!! Food was incredible. Service was fabulous. Being in the hotel room was so fun.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
For mid-high end restaurants, all aspects are considered.
- 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.
Cocktails are incredible
We dined in a suite- which was interesting and new
Outstanding evening overall -
Plan to go back to try entire menu
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
It was a very delicious meal and the stand outs were Toro Nigiri and Short ribs.
The server was also very nice.
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.
Wonderful experience! Loved the "dining suites" dynamic, super COVID conscious and all of the food was absolutely delicious!
Amazing as always. Aces!!!
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!
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.
Wonderful food and service, as always.
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!
Top location, had an amazing experience
outstanding and creative Asian influenced menu
smart "suite" solution for Covid
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.