Uni

4.6
1275 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 in 2016. UNI is currently helmed by Executive Chef David Bazirgan and Chef de Cuisine Anthony Ciancio.

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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MarkXW
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, great staff, fun vibe. Will certainly be returning soon!

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vipVirgule
New England
67 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Uni is an outstanding contemporary Asian restaurant -- this was our second visit. Mostly Japanese food, with interesting small variations on or additions to classic dishes. We had hamachi sashimi, spicy tuna roll, soft shell crab roll, salmon nigiri. All absolutely tops and we will definitely return.

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BrettS
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Wish the portions were a bit bigger for the price

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great time at Uni. Ordered a couple hot dishes and a mixture of cold/sushi dishes and enjoyed them all.
If you like white fish, the Tai nigiri was amazing and if they have it, the Kama Toro is a must order. Wagyu dumplings are also a must! The crab noodles were good but I don’t think I’d order it again. As for everything else, mix and match to your taste and you should enjoy it!

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RobertG
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Food was decent but the restaurant was way too loud and the lighting was so low I could not even read the menu. Prices were grotesquely overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

A good sushi selection. The food tasted fresh. A terrible server with an attitude who wouldn’t accommodate any requests and was argumentative. A few items that were listed on the menu were not available. Overall the server’s rude demeanor ruined what otherwise would have been a good experience

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ReneeF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

We expected to have small room upstairs and was disappointed that it wasn’t available. Quite noisy in dining room. Didn’t like downstairs seating at all!

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Mackers
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Uneven meal, very unpredictable what would be tasty and what wouldn't be. The uni spoon and house oysters were pretty great, and the best nigiri frankly was the masu with wasabi creme fraiche - extremely uplifting and unusual. The Japanese uni disappointed, their fatty tuna was not that flavorful, needed more soy or mirin to pick it up, and the wagyu nigiri was horribly fatty, so you didn't get a decent taste of the meat even though the flavor combination offered with a crunch and some cheese was very interesting. Just felt like the seasoning was off on many of the dishes. Terribly underwhelmed with the overly salted caviar dish - israeli ossetra over peanut butter and candied bacon (yes, three layers of salt) - the offender was really the bacon, so changing that to a leaner meat wouldve evened out the bite and enhanced the prominence of the ossetra (it's supposed to be briny). Ah, the house cocktail was ok too, just not enough of it in the glass for the price!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and staff were incredible. If you live good quality sushi you must come to this restaurant. Amazing experience all around

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LKEats
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails. Some of the best sushi around town (prices reflect that too). Their small dishes were very good too. Our favorite was the spare rib and hamachi kama.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

After having eaten extensively across Japan, my half Japanese wife and I were excited

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vipVane
New England
41 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food and service. It’s tapas style so it can get expensive but worth it!

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vipmonicac
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most creative dishes from quality ingredients. Every mouthful was a delight. Service impeccable while also friendly.

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Budd
New England
111 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food is good, and inventive, but overpriced. Could not tolerate the VERY loud music inside, and there is a fair amount of traffic going by when seated outside.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant as always

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Jenni
New England
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the most creative and delicious dinner I’ve had in over a year and the waitstaff was incredibly attentive and efficient. Every member of the team contributed to our amazing experience. From the perfectly crispy soft shell crab to the delicious sake, this was hands down a 10/10. It was so wonderful to celebrate my birthday here and be treated to the most fantastic hospitality and kindness from the Uni staff.

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vipEWJH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

our waiter was awesome wicked nice dude, now typing to hit 50 characters

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was honestly the worst sushi restaurant experience I’ve ever had, particularly at this price point.

Food: Expensive and heavy-handed. We mainly ordered the sashimi dishes which were extremely overpriced and over salted. You could barely taste the razor clam or the scallop. There is a strong reliance on sauces that completely overwhelm the taste of the core seafood. On some, the sauces were far too salty, others too sweet.

The miso soup is a disaster; it’s served in these weird tea cups that are awkward to use with a small metal spoon, and the mushroom and seaweed were clearly dried and not properly integrated into the soup. Some pieces were still dried.

The saba (mackerel) is overly fishy in an unpleasant way, often a strong tell for how competent a sushi restaurant is.

Service: Absolutely atrocious. Our first order took 30 min to arrive, and guests around us were seated for a while before they got their first dishes too. Our first server said the sashimi dishes are “complete meals” which is a major exaggeration (the scallop dish is $22 and comes with six thin slices that fit on a scallop shell), and we never saw him again. The staff is hustling and bustling about, but in a totally chaotic and ineffective way.

Our nigiri and sushi rolls were served without soy sauce or wasabi for five minutes before a frazzled waiter finally brought them over (not either of our original servers).

When we asked for the check, a waitress literally sprayed down our table as we were sitting there, sending the strong disinfectant fumes all over us and the table next to us (who were still eating). Clearly not something that is acceptable at a supposedly high end restaurant — I’ve had better service at any diner in town.

Ambiance: Think about whatever the opposite of a Japanese restaurant is in your head and you’ve got it. By 7:45 Uni was blasting super loud hip hop music, drowning out conversation and forcing the servers to ask for clarification from many diners. Avoid.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
16 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Quality of food is down significantly from last 2 times we went. It’s just “good” but definitely not great, a bit disappointed, especially given price point.

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vipGDub
New England
51 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Uni lives up to all the hype

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viptsenga
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food was only okay. Restaurant too loud.

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vipClay
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Was very much looking foreword to a nice meal and ambiance for a special date night. Was very disappointed and won’t return. The meal had some good dishes, but unexpectedly dining in a shared hotel room, after waiting 15 mins for our seating after reservation, staff hustling by constantly, with blaring aggressive hip hop, and then an inedible dish ($32 beef tartare which obviously went untouched and wasn’t even suggested to be removed from bill or replaced - a first for me at any restaurant). Food was fine not outstanding. And certainly not worth the money - especially with the days inn ambiance.

Was really excited to try this place and was very disappointed. Don’t recommend.

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AdrianaC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience1

They have you seating on rooms with the smallest table. Your food doesn’t not fit in this table. They walk-in by our room many times to give the room next door their food.

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JohnL
New England
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined in a converted hotel room. The experience was amazing. Intimate, quiet and the food... might be better than any nyc sushi I ever had. Also the duck; best of my life.

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vipFoodequalshappiness
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The meal was excellent given the food was served in suites instead of the main dining room due to COVID restrictions. They have done their best to get through it.
Service was great and the complexity of food was interesting.
However the music they played was not in tune with the ambiance and food.

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NelsonO
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Excellent food. Polite yet informative staff

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vipsunam
New England
38 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was different as due to Covid, we were placed in a hotel room.
We had a wonderful quiet evening, the servers were running around as we were not in the normal hotel space

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great we had a private dining area and the food was as always delicious, and the service is perfect

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NatashaH
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible dining experience, I loved that we were in a private room. The food was absolutely divine, I don’t think I’ve had such a good dinner in years. Could not have wished for a more wonderful way to spend my 21st! Being able to set our own music was an unexpected plus.
Compliments to the chef for the sea bass especially, but also the beans, asparagus, octopus sashimi, fried rice, and tempura squash.

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MichaelL
New England
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

F&B and service was outstanding! Loved the suite and suggest continuing with them. Would make a great, styled out, permanent VIP. Thank you!

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vipBobM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing. Every dish was delicious. We'll be back!

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vipKapo
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The service was very good but I'm very disappointed with the food quality, overall all the dishes are salty, so you can really taste the fish or seafood. Pricing is a bit too high for the food they severing. I won't go back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The first few courses were excellent especially the sushi but two of our courses never came. One was lobster which when we finally got it was over cooked and rubbery. The desert took so long and the noise on the patio was so loud we just asked them to cancel. While I know COVID is a challenge I feel like the restaurant could have better managed the 6 person party yelling at a four person table and delivered food on time

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denr
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Exciting change in Japanese cuisine! Everything we selected was flavorful and different. Hamachi tacos awesome. Unagi was off the chart as well as the crab.

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LindseyN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have ever had! This place is outstanding and love the vibe. I did outdoor dining and the service / food/ and evening was so enjoyable. I can’t wait to go back !

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Chuck
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The server is not very polite at all. I have never eaten at Uni, so I have questions about their menu and ordering process. The server was impatience and trying to rush me. If I am going to spend $500 for a meal for 3 person, I would have expected Uni will be more accommodating to first timer.

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abellusc
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best meal I’ve ever had. Second time I’ve been and am not disappointed. Would absolutely come back even if just for the Uni Spoon!

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Youssof
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The sushi is phenomenal. simply perfect. some of the Kitchen orders were on the salty side Including the current crab (Kani) ramen noodle dish, and the fried rice. The brussle sprouts side order is always great.

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vipAaronL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

This was our first “dine in” experience and we were a bit disappointed to have to eat in a hotel room. The food and service was great!

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jonY
New England
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was surprised to be seated in a private hotel room because of covid, but...the food more than made up for it. 10/10

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Uni using the Order Online button. Uni also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 536-7200.

Uni is rated 4.6 stars by 1275 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.