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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
milk bread, sea beans, tobiko bearnaise
osetra caviar, quail egg yolk, yuzu
Spicy Tuna & Foie Gras Tataki*
aji amarillo, cape gooseberry, passionfruit
Wonderful meal, great staff, fun vibe. Will certainly be returning soon!
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.
Great food and great service! Wish the portions were a bit bigger for the price
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!
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.
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
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!
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!
The food and staff were incredible. If you live good quality sushi you must come to this restaurant. Amazing experience all around
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.
After having eaten extensively across Japan, my half Japanese wife and I were excited
Amazing food and service. It’s tapas style so it can get expensive but worth it!
The most creative dishes from quality ingredients. Every mouthful was a delight. Service impeccable while also friendly.
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.
Brilliant as always
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.
our waiter was awesome wicked nice dude, now typing to hit 50 characters
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.
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.
Uni lives up to all the hype
Food was only okay. Restaurant too loud.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great service. Excellent food. Polite yet informative staff
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
It was great we had a private dining area and the food was as always delicious, and the service is perfect
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.
F&B and service was outstanding! Loved the suite and suggest continuing with them. Would make a great, styled out, permanent VIP. Thank you!
Food was amazing. Every dish was delicious. We'll be back!
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.
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
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.
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 !
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.
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!
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.
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!
Was surprised to be seated in a private hotel room because of covid, but...the food more than made up for it. 10/10
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.