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Uni, Boston, MA

Uni

4.5
4.5
1649 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.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 51 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Asian, Sushi, Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 536-7200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ken Oringer & David Bazirgan

  • Private party facilities

    Our spacious Private Dining Room can be arranged for a reception of up to 90 guests or a seated meal for up to 50 guests. Select unique dishes for a prix-fixe menu or opt for cocktail-style shared plates to be passed throughout the evening. For larger occasions, the entire restaurant can be made available.

  • Private party contact

    Katie Aramento: (617) 536-7200

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Cross street

    Massachusetts Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street parking available. The closest garage is at 50 Dalton Street.

  • Public transit

    MBTA Green Line Hynes Convention Center

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,649 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. J

    Jennifer

    New England

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went to Uni for my daughter’s birthday. It was wonderful. I had not been for a few years and was happy to see that the service, food and overall experience were still as top notch as before. There was not one thing we ordered that disappointed.
  2. AO

    AnnaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous time. Food was exquisite, service immaculate. Small bites but we were full when we left (eventhough we were joking that we might need a slice of pizza after lol - no pizza was needed). Fuagra nigiri with complmentary pairing wine was "best bite in town". A must try.
  3. FC

    FangliC

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a going away dinner for my daughter who will be attending Columbia law school in NYC
  4. ML

    MichaelLee

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Taylor ( sorry if I spelled her name wrong ) was phenomenal . Very attentive and provided amazing customer service . I ordered the omakase , which was outstanding . I can’t wait to return to Boston because a visit to Uni is for sure on my list of things to do .
  5. MH

    MattH

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    A little dark. The food was incredible and beautifully presented but the lack of light kind of detracted from the experience. Turn them up just a bit.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall1food3service4ambience2
    Overpriced
  7. A

    Anna

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Uni had excellent service and delicious food. There were extensive vegan options in addition to remarkable non-veg dishes. My group received fantastic service and expertly paired cocktails. The brussels sprouts were the best I have ever had. I'd highly recommend this restaurant!
  8. JC

    JoshC

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing as always. been here many times and will be back many more
  9. RM

    RichM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had been out of town for four months and this was a little “glad to be back” dinner for my wife and I. The food was exceptional. Harrison the manager came over and introduced himself, got to know us, and guided us through the menu which was a nice gesture. I’m sorry to say I don’t remember our server’s name, but she was knowledgeable, friendly, and quick. As with many restaurants of this caliber, there is a lot of prep time and portions tend to be on the smaller side, so if I had any complaints, it would be that. When you’re eating, however, you know where your money is going and it is definitely worth it. I would recommend Uni to anyone. My wife and I will be back there for our anniversary dinner.
  10. B

    Brechje

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Food was acceptable. Service Oke. Nothing special.
  11. DS

    DeepS

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been many times and as usual the food, drinks and staff were excellent! One of our favorite restaurants in Boston!
  12. AP

    AndrewP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Incredibly artistic and exotic sushi! This is where you go to savor each bite.
  13. CC

    CarolinaC

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and drinks. Super friendly staff and cool ambiance.
  14. a

    alexd

    Houston

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A treat!! What a Meal!! Fantastic experience
  15. GD

    GerardoD

    New England

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Sometimes an elaborated sushi with little no flavor. The dishes are hit or miss . Service not great as well the ambience. I think is another over rated sushi restaurant with extremely small and expensive portions. I have never seen a sashimi cut so thin ! Will not go back is definitely off of my list.
  16. P

    Polly

    Naples

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Caring assistance and really good food. It was our 49 th anniversary and they gave us a glass of champagne.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    I didn’t love being seated in the lower level given the food is expensive.
  18. AC

    AnnC

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Uni used to be a go to favorite for high end sushi and great food in general. last night foos was meh. sushi unremarkable. other dishes were fine. not living up to its reputation and for sure not the prices. not sure I'll go back.
  19. F

    Finovski

    New England

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible food! It’s expensive for sure but the quality of the food is really exceptional
  20. C

    Ciachef

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner all around, I’ll definitely be back!!!
  21. A

    Alex

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We had a really great time, the only reason I am not giving 5 stars is that it ended up being significantly pricer than expected since you really need at least 5 dishes per person to get enough food as the portions are very small. I would think of it as multi-course meal/experience, like O-ya but with better food.
  22. RH

    RichardH

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Good even if you don't like sushi. There is no way to change it but it is too noisy. You can't even hear the music that is playing. Despite this, everything else was so outstandong that I shall returnj
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  24. DE

    DanielE

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    While the food is terrific, the service is very slow and uneven, with forgotten items and long wait times between check-ins from servers. Given the small plates nature of the restaurant this is a real bummer.
  25. b

    bigred93

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The prices are special, the experience less so. Lots of subwoofer- a place to be seen, not so much for a refined experience.
  26. LJ

    LizJ

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every single thing was incredibly delicious (including the cocktails!!), amazing blends of ingredients. Excellent service. Can't wait to go again.
  27. CR

    CRoc

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Some of the best food in boston
  28. f

    food

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and unique! This is our second time in 1 month.
  29. J

    Jennifer

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    V was our server, has been a few times and we absolutely love him!! Service over all was amazing. Food was incredible. Uni is one of our favorite spots to go to.
  30. CH

    ChrissieH

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    The price to happiness ratio was very low. It was a loud, crowded environment. The food was extremely overpriced and the service was that of a mediocre restaurant (forgot my octopus order, hard to hear the guy who brought out the food as he was identifying orders, one order delivered to me was wrong, etc.) but they are pretending to be a high-end super foodie restaurant. The $5 oysters with the je ne sait pas topping was not not as good as the clean and delicious $1 oysters i had in the North End the night before at Neptune. Also, to note - they do not automatically serve wasabi and soy sauce with the sushi - apparently it's frowned upon/insulting to the chef there to dab your fish with wasabi or soy sauce as they believe it's appropriately seasoned when it arrives to the table. This was news to me and I'm not sure how i feel about that as i like a little extra wasabi - I like it spicy! So between the could care less, judgy, inattentive waiter, incomplete order coupled with the high dollar check ($450 for 4) at the end of the meal and I was still hungry, i've decided this place is not for me.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    The food was absolutely delicious. As an appetizer we had the Wagyu dumplings. They basically melted in your mouth. We ordered the choturo sashimi and the hamachi nigiri. Full of flavor and very fresh. My only complaint is the very small serving sizes. Our server was nice, however he was not extremely attentive. We waited quite a while for our initial water as well as waiting to order drinks and food. Our server also brought us an order of the choturo after we had already had ours and did not remember that we had ordered the hamachi.
  32. TG

    TomG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible again!!
  33. A

    Annkalra

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Food was good but not exceptional. The servers are really nice. Overall nice place but i would have loved to see more interesting options on the menu. Some stuff seemed over priced.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    We were there for a birthday dinner/date night. Didn’t realize that the atmosphere was not at all intimate and very loud. The sashimi we ordered was good- not worth $35 for the potion size. The oysters were the not very good. They need to rethink what toppings they add to their oysters. Also $5 for one oyster is outrageous- especially when they were not good. The best food we ordered were the non-seafood options which is surprising considering the establishment. I had 2 dirty martinis, they came in an odd glass and were overpriced for vodka. The martinis were not extra dirty as I ordered and were lacking something (vermouth?). The server was friendly but could have been more attentive. If your check is going to be over $200 you would think you wouldn’t have to wait 20 minutes or more to get another drink or refill. We will not be coming back.
  35. RA

    RahulA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    This restaurant takes the cake for the worst price to experience ratio I've ever experienced... service was absolutely disgusting! server could not speak to the quality of sushi or the sake on the menu...it took 45 minutes for him to take our 1st order...food was alright for a $300 meal. A huge letdown, overall! 0/10 for experience.
  36. BF

    BostonFoodie

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Unfortunately, not a great experience. First, the most memorable part was upon entering the restaurant, there were two very nice and friendly hosts! After that, it was a steep down-hill experience. The service was notably poor, the seating was cramped and uncomfortable, the decor was very bad and the music was simply low-class (like a conglomeration of super-cheap repetitive night-club music). Also, worse than all of that, some of the sushi was stringy and rubbery, some had strange unwelcome garnishments on top, some seemed very old and came with an awful smell, and then their "white" rice came with a dingy brown-tint and a gritty texture (did not taste great like you'd expect from a high-quality sushi place in Boston). Finally, their Miso soup was the worst we've EVER had - tasted much worse than a cheap dehydrated grocery store package. In summary, extremely disappointing at best.... On a scale of 1-10, the overall experience was a 1 for us (certainly not worth recommending or eating there EVER again). The only type of people I'd recommend trying this place would be people who've never had sushi before, or people who can't tell good sushi from bad. Either way, good luck.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    The service is very bad. We Called for service three time. But no one coming. Price is too high but the food is not well. Sashimi is fine.
  38. NM

    NMDM

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. Everything we ordered was absolutely fresh and delicately sauced. Warm and pleasant service. As expected, the prices were high. Can only afford to dine there on very special occasions.
  39. CK

    CariocaKid

    Portland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    To begin, we ordered oysters and some sushi. The sushi arrived first. After 15 minutes, or so, we asked what happened to the oysters? Forgotten. They arrived with our next order of sushi. When it arrived, we added a couple of other dishes. After a very long wait, one arrived. We asked about the other: we were told we had already had it delivered. We said, "No." Then, another server came to tell us "the chef says it was delivered." We said, again, "We didn't receive it!" After a long delay, it arrived. We asked for an after dinner drink. We were told it was "out." We were in the process of paying the bill when it was "found," and we were brought a complementary glass. This is fine dining?
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    Too expensive for the food quality. Not very innovative

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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

Uni is rated 4.5 stars by 1649 OpenTable diners.

Uni does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 51 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Uni

370 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Massachusetts Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Asian, Sushi, Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking available. The closest garage is at 50 Dalton Street.

  • Public transit

    MBTA Green Line Hynes Convention Center

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ken Oringer & David Bazirgan

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 536-7200

  • Private party facilities

    Our spacious Private Dining Room can be arranged for a reception of up to 90 guests or a seated meal for up to 50 guests. Select unique dishes for a prix-fixe menu or opt for cocktail-style shared plates to be passed throughout the evening. For larger occasions, the entire restaurant can be made available.

  • Private party contact

    Katie Aramento: (617) 536-7200

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