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Uni

4.6
1093 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1093 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
service
4.4
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4.0
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JuliaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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Caitb
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were absolutely amazing. The lobster poutine was the best thing I have ever eaten!

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ClaireM
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience1

The service staff was pretty snobby and didn’t seem to care for our experience at all.

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Catherine
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Fantastic service. Lovely outdoor set up.

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ToriM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish I could have tried every single item on the menu. Absolutely outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience5

No suhi rice. Fish was fishy. Food was overpriced. Not recommended.

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DavidM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome eating at Uni. One of our favorite restaurants.

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MarkC
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service. Pricey. Mad Ave a bit noisy but nothing the restaurant could do. One of my faves.

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SueF
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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happyeater
New England
23 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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.

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MattG
New England
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Felt rushed, 90 minutes would be more appropriate than 60 for a party of 2.

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AnnaF
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They only have outdoor seating.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience1

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

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vipMichael
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

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.

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LukeM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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RudiL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome sushi. Outdoor dining on the street. Very friendly service.

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TaylorG
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

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

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Dinersf44
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

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.

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MamaHawk
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding food and service! Creative outdoor dining during COVID-19. Thanks Uni - see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

he proposed, I said no — but the food was amazing !!

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ddisalvio
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The general manager at this location was extremely unprofessional, and I would never recommend nor return to this establishment.

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Foody
New England
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MarcyC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!)

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

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.

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MartinF
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal on the sidewalk in Boston. It was a special event and they definitely rose to the occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Went for my birthday and could not be happier with everything. A little cold out and their heaters are kinda useless.

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Evellyn
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipJules
New England
46 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for a wonderful evening

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vipjuliee
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

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.

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vipMrsShorts
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is ALWAYS amazing! The service is the best there is. I highly recommend UNI.

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vipWK12
New England
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Boston, particularly for fans of sushi; great outdoor dining setup!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food. Pretty expensive for average quality. Cool spot, great service.

JO
vipJaneOhsGirl
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service. Unforgettable food. Irresistible drinks.

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RadhikaB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience1

The food was excellent as we expected. However, sitting on the road side was not a very cozy experience.

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vipBerkeleyFoodlover
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still one of my favorites restaurants in Boston!! Keep up the amazing job

FAQs

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.