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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
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Sake - Salmon
black bean, ginger, cilantro
Hotate - Scallop
roasted peach, peach kosho, anise hyssop chimichurri
rocoto pepper, avocado, tenkasu
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.
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 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.
Awesome sushi. Outdoor dining on the street. Very friendly service.
Honestly this restaurant shouldn’t be open during COVID. Takes away from the entire experience they set forth. Service lacked. Sitting on Comm Ave with ambulances driving by over ok sushi is not it. Go elsewhere
Our dinner at Uni was okay. Considering the price, I expected more. The food was first rate! The service was weak, bordering on incompetent. To have your dinner partner ask you," I did order a glass of wine....right?" Is poor service. To ask if you wish something else, then bring it 20min later is poor service. I know Covid has life short staffed, but a message to the manager would be "charge less, if your service does not reflect the price". Again, though, the food was absolutely delicious.
Always outstanding food and service! Creative outdoor dining during COVID-19. Thanks Uni - see you again soon.
he proposed, I said no — but the food was amazing !!
The general manager at this location was extremely unprofessional, and I would never recommend nor return to this establishment.
Listen every once in a while you go out to have an expensive meal and what I will tell you is this is one of the places you absolutely should do that. Literally every dish we had was a WOW experience.
Amazing food and service. Our waiter was hilarious but spot on. Everything he recommended was delicious. Eating outside was great until the evening cooled down to the high 40s; the heat lamps put off very little heat (so we froze!)
Food was good but much too expensive for what it was. Service was less than impressive and the hostess was terrible. I understand we’re in the middle of a pandemic but if your spending top dollar for award winning food the service should match.
Uni has definitely not figured out how to do COVID dining yet. Total service mess but still great food. Get take out but avoid dining in.
Fantastic meal on the sidewalk in Boston. It was a special event and they definitely rose to the occasion.
Fantastic food. Went for my birthday and could not be happier with everything. A little cold out and their heaters are kinda useless.
Unbelievably delicious food, what we consider a one-in-a-while, luxurious dining. We loved the Sake Salmon Nigiri and Tuna Makimono. Very safe outdoor seating, attentive staff. Perhaps on of the best sushi restaurants we’ve had in Boston.
Thanks for a wonderful evening
We were seated 45 minutes after our reserved time even though there was a table free. They did finally comp a round of drinks but it took 20 minutes to get the drinks. Good outdoor seating and food was great.
The food is ALWAYS amazing! The service is the best there is. I highly recommend UNI.
Best restaurant in Boston, particularly for fans of sushi; great outdoor dining setup!
Good food. Pretty expensive for average quality. Cool spot, great service.
Superb service. Unforgettable food. Irresistible drinks.
The food was excellent as we expected. However, sitting on the road side was not a very cozy experience.
Doing a very nice job with outdoor dining. The service was outstanding from the moment we were greeted at the door, and the food remains imaginative, intensely flavorful, and beautifully presented.
Still one of my favorites restaurants in Boston!! Keep up the amazing job
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 4.6 stars by 1093 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.