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Uni, Boston, MA

Uni

4.5
4.5
1608 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 42 times today

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Delivery

  • 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 1,608 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

NoiseModerate

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  • Boston

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  1. RO

    RandO

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had dinner with my family at Uni and the food and drinks were great as always! The service was also great and our server had great knowledge of everything on the menu. We will be back soon for more great sushi.
  2. L

    Louismama

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    40$ got a glass of champagne that was : hot and not real champagne Friendly but inexperienced staff I wonder if there is a change of ownership? This restaurant has changed a lot and not for the best
  3. CC

    CarlC

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience for celebrating our engagement
  4. TS

    TravisS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time at Uni and it definitely will not be my last. The food, drinks and service were absolutely amazing!!!
  5. KM

    KristinaM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was absolutely delicious. We eat out a lot and this was definitely the most melt in your mouth and fresh sushi, sashimi and nigiri we've ever had. We sat at the bar and the bartender was very attentive. There is clearly a lot of attention to detail in every food item and drink that is served. Our only complaint was that the food was really slow to come out, to the point my husband was starving and contemplating going around the corner for a slice of pizza at Little Stevies while we were waiting. Maybe it was an off night or maybe it just takes longer because of the attention they give to every dish but the wait was a real bummer. Would we willing to give it another try because the food was really excellent.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and cocktails. Only issue I had was with check in service, one they forgot to confirm my open table confirmation so I received an email that I will be charged and the other is they said I had a outdoor seating reservation but I had standard indoor…so they put us with a large random party which was strange.
  7. AM

    AndreaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Every bite was amazing, sake recommendation was perfect. Server marginally could have been a little more attentive. Outstanding. Pricey but worth it. Closest sushi restaurant experience to nice Tokyo sushi restaurant anywhere in US I’ve tried.
  8. m

    maram

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Amazing sashimis, recommended. Expensive but worth it
  9. AG

    AlfonsoG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience1
    I have never felt that robbed on my whole life. I paid a nearly $300 meal for two and I did not have a single dish that was worth it. The food was cold, untasteful overcooked (wagyu dumplings) all of the maki Monos and the chicken bao had the same sauce which was absolutely dreadful. I asked for the plates to come one by one and the said that kitchen could not do that so they literally placed another table next to us to lay around 8 dishes at the same time getting colder whilst we ate the others. The Toro niguiri is $18 a piece, and I would not have paid more than $5 for the quality. Absolutely incredible and ridiculous. I am never going back. My personal recommendation for a good dinner is RUKA.
  10. G

    George

    El Paso

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The Wagyu Dumplings and Brussels Sprouts were REALLY salty. The sushi was good, but unremarkable, as was our dessert. What I love most about Japanese food is the simplicity and clarity of flavor, but Uni takes another approach. They seem to favor bold flavors, but I think they overcomplicate the food and muddle some of the dishes. On the plus side, the atmosphere was nice and our server was fantastic.
  11. J

    John

    New England

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Just simply impressive. Every dish, every cocktail… delicious!
  12. J

    Joshua

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was incredible and the service was top notch. Got to watch the sun set over comm ave with a great experience.
  13. S

    Sammy

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    1) food was very very salty 2) restaurant was mostly empty through the evening but the reservations available were for the counter seats facing the kitchen and the meats. Looks like they were preserving the better seats but never used them
  14. AO

    AalyOop

    New England

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Innovative menu, food was delicious. Excellent service but rather loud. Towards the end of our evening we couldn't hear each other over the noise from the bar area. It seemed like they were all having a good time over there!
  15. k

    kathrynk

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We haven’t been back to Boston or Uni in 7 years, and the experience was even more remarkable than we remembered. The fish is the freshest we’ve ever had. We also love the unique spoons. Would love to be able to visit more often.
  16. S

    Sunny

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening meal, loved the sushi and appetizers.
  17. f

    foodlovers

    New England

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Uni is worth the price - simply over-the-top good. The tuna tataki is fabulous! The nigiri sushi is distinguished by the fish but not as much in interesting flavors as the sashimi dishes. Great service, very pleasant sidewalk dining.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The service was very good. The staff was very kind and polite and attentive to the customers needs. The outdoor ambiance was very nice, we got to see the beautiful sunset. However, the food was subpar relative to the price. The only dish that I would say is worth it is the PERUVIAN UNI SPOON (very delicious). The nigiris were decent, and the toro nigiri was awful. Perhaps the worst quality toro I have ever had. It was hard and stringy and I was forced to spit it out.
  19. D

    Dan6300

    Switzerland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Real good Sashimi & Sushi (Nigir &. Maki) - super fresh fish, nice Sushi rice. “From the Kitchen” has some interesting interpretations of classics like Okonomijaki! A little more light would be nice to get the presented “pieces of art” in full view. Noteworthy the perfect service of Moung who had the oversight at any time and was very attentive. Playlist was to only thing that was definitely not according to our preference - far too much bass …
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Price is not worth for food
  21. RH

    RichardH

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Outstanding food and helpful and friendly service. Be specific in when you want your dishes to come out or order one at a time. Noise level very high and may hinder conversation. Have dined here many times and will continue to do so.
  22. BO

    BOSbeanDinner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    This is for people who want a scene and don’t know the difference between “fancy sushi”’and good quality sushi
  23. IR

    ItsRichNyc

    New England

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Many outstanding dishes but a few that fell a bit flat. Dishes that were made with chutoro, toro, and the A5 wagyu were delicious but the steak tartare was too salty and crab fried rice had too much acid, which made both difficult to enjoy.
  24. r

    ryabn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great sushi! The nigiri and sashimi menu was solid. The okonomiyaki was amazing. First time I tried it and was not disappointed
  25. RM

    RonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic food and Mark, our server helped us in our choices. We sat outside and the traffic noise was a bit loud; next time I might choose an inside table. But overall, this is one of Boston's top sushi restaurants and though not inexpensive, I will be back!
  26. PB

    PhilB

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was a little hit and miss.
  27. G

    Group

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Food was disappointing. Ordered $500+ of apps, rolls, nigiri, and it was all bland and uninspired. The only good item was the mango salsa nigiri. Left hungry and disappointed. The sake list was good and the food was presented well. The quality of fish was also good, but the flavor pairings were bland, very generic, and not worth the money. Will not be coming back here.
  28. DC

    DominicC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience1
    Was sitting outside as they said all seats were reserved. Still lots of empty seats when we finished dinner.
  29. S

    Somerville123

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    They forgot about us for a bit, and it was a little too loud and bright in the dining area. The food was good once we got the attention of a waiter. For such an expensive place, expected a better experience.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    High expectations and very strange sauces.
  31. LH

    LauraH

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, fresh seafood and creative presentation!
  32. M

    Mandy

    Columbus

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Delicious creative plates. I would recommend the experience.
  33. MR

    MROB

    New England

    119 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely superb! Every plate was delicious and the service was terrific. Despite some challenging allergies, the waiter and the kitchen performed spectacularly. Highly recommend.
  34. V

    Valerie

    San Antonio

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food is excellent, very creative, beautifully presented. PRICEY but worth it.
  35. J

    Jimmy

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. Great food,
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful dining experience! The food was amazing, and, as someone with celiac who needs to eat gluten free, I couldn’t believe how much I could have! Our server was truly fantastic taking the time to mark up the menu with all my GF options. I ordered soooo much food because I was so excited about all the options… I’m glad I did too, because every dish was just outstanding! We’ll definitely be back!!!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Work dinner
  38. DB

    DBlack

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Food was great, but the waitstaff felt lacking. Took a while to get questions answered and their overall knowledge and service, while fine, is less than one expects when eating at a nicer restaurant.
  39. LS

    LeahS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    If you have high standards for sushi, avoid the Makimoto rolls. They all tasted rather bland and you don't get a lot of pieces for the cost. I recommend ordering some appetizers (wagyu dumplings were amazing) and sashimi instead. BUT be prepared for a hefty bill, especially if you drink alcohol. Pretty much everything is overpriced. Oh, and be sure to ask specific questions so you know what to expect. The chocolate "mousse" wasn't mousse at all but chocolate melted together with crispy phyllo dough to make it look likes a bird's nest. Tasted pretty good but not what we wanted.
  40. AD

    AD88

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Sat on the Bar. service was poor despite sitting on the counter! the whole counter was free ! So for being busy

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 1608 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 42 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • 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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