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Uni

4.6
4.6
1785 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

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

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 all inquiries, please email: Elissa@Uni-Boston.com

  • 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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Experiences

  • Tasting Menu With Kubota Sake Pairing

    $250.00 per person

    Jan 11 - Feb 2, 2023
    Winter Tasting Menu with Kubota Sake Pairing We cordially invite you to join us for a special dinner event at Uni. We are hosting a winter tasting menu with sake pairing from Kubota Brewery. The $250 tasting menu consists of 4 courses containing sashimi and nigiri that have been carefully curated by our chefs. Each course will be accompanied by a sake pairing from Kubota Brewery from Niigata Prefecture. It is known for their ‘tanrei karakushi’ (light, crisp, and dry) style of sake made with high quality sake rice locally grown in Niigata.   The tasting menu will be available at the sushi counter only on Wednesday 1/11 and Thursdays 1/19, 1/26, and 2/2. Limited seatings are available each day and it is by reservation through Opentable.

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What 1,785 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

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  1. S

    Scoobydoo1234567

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The sake pairing with the fish was wonderful. The presentation is really nice 👌, the sake was really smooth enhanced to the taste of the the different varieties of fishes. I love the sea urchin and foie Gras the most at the end . Definitely worth a try . Will come back soon
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Spicyness on the food takes out the flavor
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow, so many good dishes! Make plans to share! Venison & octopus rocked…
  4. FC

    FlippytheClown

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Not your classic sushi restaurant - rather, 'nontraditional' and I'd say very successful and delicious takes on sushi/shashimi, a little like the early days of Nobu when it was all the sensation. Which is saying that this place is doing catch-up? Maybe, but it was a lot of fun. We really enjoyed the velvetly chawanmushi and decadent spicy tuna & foie gras tataki, as well as the amazing venison (!). The total downside bummer was when nearby tables were smoking up the place by cooking their bits of wagyu on searing hot rocks, which was a bit too Benihana. The prices made the clientele rather self-selecting, although at times we did get the sense that we were amid a Tinder meet-up crowd.
  5. P

    Paul

    New England

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everyone knows or learns from experience that Uni rocks. What I wouldn’t have imagined is that after several plates of perfection and near perfection the deserts were as good if not better. Uni is still our best In boston!! Thank You all who make this happen!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went out for my partners Birthday and were in awe of the food service and ambiance. We are both in the business and have not been blown away by a restaurant in a while….Cannot wait to return! Shout out to our server V (Vee?) who nailed it with Sami recommendations and coursing!
  7. M

    Marissa

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    The service was terrible and was simply not worth the price point.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food3service5ambience4
    Extremely overpriced for very mediocre food
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very very good. I look forward to my next visit
  10. S

    Sarahsmom

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Uni for my daughters 18th birthday, it was amazing. We had not been for years .pre-pandemic. The sushi and combinations were excellent.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    Overall we were disappointed. We made reservations for our anniversary and we were supposed to be seated in the dining room. We were taken to a downstairs area and seated at a small table in the corner. We were nearly shoulder to shoulder with the people next to us. Not at all what their website pictures show, and not a table in a main dining room. The worst anniversary experience we’ve had in 23 years. $130+ and we had to go and get a burger afterwards because we were still hungry. Old fashioned was also the worst I’ve ever had…..very sweet and hardly tasted any bourbon.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    The portions here are extremely small; I wouldn’t go here for dinner expecting to leave full, without spending over $500.
  13. HA

    HenriqueA

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    We booked the last time slot and a lot of itens in the menu were not available any more. We had to order the hole dinner in less then 10 min because the kitchen was about to close. Besides that the available food was very good.
  14. LV

    LizV

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Was noisy- hard to hear conversation
  15. CM

    CaraM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    We weren’t sat in the dining room as specifically chosen on our reservation - we were tucked (hidden even) away in the little basement on NYE with one other couple and a girl eating by herself. It was a lonely weird vibe instead of the lively, fun, beautiful vibe we were anticipating. The basement is dark and devoid of any character or decor. There were many open tables for two in the upstairs upon arrival as well. We also spent $400 + tip on a few BITES of food and one drink each (for 2 people). Overall very disappointed in the experience…
  16. n

    nick

    New England

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty and inventive Asian cuisine. Very attentive and informative waitstaff.
  17. A

    Anonymous

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Sushi was bad, food was salty, drinks weren’t good and service was very slow. Toro sushi was chewy. Would not go back.
  18. JA

    Justin42Arch

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My top 5 favorite restaurant!
  19. EG

    EGB65

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All of the food was absolutely amazing, the prices are high and if you want to really fill up it will cost you. All in with tip it came out to $225 per person for our group. Pass on the hot stone wagyu beef, stick with the sushi... Great for a special occasion.
  20. SG

    SGJH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The worst sushi of my life. It's the worst omakase in my life, it's not delicious, it's not fresh, it's a waste of money, and I'm angry.
  21. d

    dave

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Good service but food was overpriced and too salty for my palette.
  22. L

    Liap

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Food is really, really good. But extremely pricy. We spent close to $500 and they rushed us out of there in an hour. Serviced was very rushed and lackluster for the price point.
  23. HF

    HaleyF

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The absolute, HANDS DOWN, BEST STAFF.... Amazing food & very memorable experience!!! THANK YOU!!!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The place is so small and crowded. They force you to sit 6 inches away from other tables, so you are forced to listen to other people’s conversations you might as well be sharing your table with random strangers. It’s hard to even have conversations with your date across from you. Food was great as always
  25. EO

    EO29

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Fun place to be with family and friends!
  26. CH

    ClydeHillBen

    Seattle

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Our party of five arrived just after 6p. It took them +30 minutes to bring the bottle of sake I ordered. One of us had the gluten-free Omakase, his three dishes arrived in three separate trips before we got any food. We finally had to inquire. 10-15 minutes later our first regular Omakase dish arrived, and after that the pace was fine. Really odd service.
  27. TD

    TheDutchFisherman

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Finally got to try dinner at Uni, it did not disappoint! Even better, it was awesome. Great ambiance, service and best of all fantastic food! Tried a few different items and there were all great, but best of all was the hamachi belly yellowtail. Best sushi I have ever had, hands down!
  28. HL

    HeatherL

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great sushi experience! We sat at the sushi counter and were able to take in a completely subversive experience! The food, staff, and general vibe were top notch, will highly recommend to anyone who enjoys modern sushi! The uni spoon is absolutely a must!
  29. BJ

    BenJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    although the food was good, the services was terrible. We never got half of our food despite asking for it. Multiple times, various servers brought over completely different food than we ordered and we eventually got our check without getting one of our main courses because we gave up after waiting 2 hours.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    Firstly, the sushi was amazing. Sushi selection in Boston has gone down hill since COVID, they had some really nice options aside tuna and salmon and they do have uni. The restaurant was exceptionally loud. So obnoxiously loud that it was hard to enjoy the dinner or just eating. My wife and I constantly had to scream in order to hear ourselves. The ambiance and clientele was closer to a college dormitory or a sports bar than an upscale restaurant. We were celebrating a special occasion and this did not meet expectations for an upscale restaurant with refined food.
  31. E

    Experiencediner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    Menu was confusing and did not lend itself to building a full meal. Prices were far too high for the value of the cuisine. Ambient sound was too loud to allow for conversation with friends.
  32. d

    diner60

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Fantastic food. So loud we had trouble holding a conversation.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went for a 17th birthday dinner with 2 friends and no parents and staff did not treat us like second priority like some higher end restaurants do! Food was amazing and I recommend sharing a bunch of plates instead of ordering traditional appetizer entree etc. Uni spoons were interesting but not my favorite flavor. It was white truffle season so they had white truffle tuna nigiri and it was amazing. Restaurant was very fun and the ambience was amazing
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Service was subpar. We had to ask before waiter will fill glass of water. Food came to table cold when should be warm or hot. Very disappointed.
  35. NK

    NKarni86

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I got a reservation at the sushi bar which I assume is much quieter than the main dining area. Was great to see the sushi chef at work prepping the dishes. As for service, Ronald was top notch - his recommendations all were hits, especially the Kawagahi Nigiri and Reyez Rain cocktail. It’s a bit of a departure from traditional sushi so go with an open mind and it’ll be a good experience
  36. DP

    DavidP

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We enjoyed our meal - but would have preferred it if our various courses had been presented together, so we could mix-and-match. As it was, there were very-long gaps between each course - until, at the very end of the meal, the rice was delivered! (kudos to our waitress for not charging us for this critically-delayed component of the meal). By contrast, the couple at the next table had a heaving selection of courses in front of them. Not sure what went wrong in our case, but it did impair our enjoyment of this stylish, though pricey, Japanese-style restaurant. (As with other recent restaurants, it was also very dark - too dark to read the menu - and very noisy; maybe we're just getting old?)
  37. EF

    EricF

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food is Very good, well introduced to you so you know what you are eating. Everyone is very professional. I will strongly encourage anyone to go to Uni and experience an extremely good meal. Being said, as in many restaurants these days the noise level can be very high if only 1 table decides not to care about the rest of the guests.
  38. R

    Reilly

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience3
    I asked the waiter to pick a few dishes for my coworker, boss and I and he started firing off wayyyyy too much food. When we got the bill it was 500 dollars and that was after taking off a couple of items. It was horrific.
  39. y

    yodad

    New England

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    Fantastic food. Terrible table location downstairs
  40. SG

    SarahG

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    We expected a relaxing dining experience. The upper floor has the ambiance of an overcrowded sports bar. Waitress came to take our order with a pad of paper. Food came out insanely fast and was so ridiculously spicy it couldn’t be enjoyed. We can tolerate spice and this was off the charts. Nothing special about the meal or the food.

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

FAQs

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

Uni is rated 4.6 stars by 1785 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

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Uni

370 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

Dining areas

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 all inquiries, please email: Elissa@Uni-Boston.com

  • Private party contact

    Katie Aramento: (617) 536-7200

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