Oishii Boston

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Oishii Boston located in the South End SOWA district, the most artistic area in Boston. Oishii Boston is devoted to providing the most wonderful dining experience to every customer. Chef Ting San is dedicated to combining every dish with the freshest ingredients and creativity, to transform a dish into a work of art. We want our customers to have a fabulous dining experience for all occasions. We serve the most delicate wine and sake in our contemporary Tokyo style lounge. The dining room is elegantly decorated for a comfortable atmosphere to complement a magnificent meal.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food with some of the best service I’ve had anywhere. Truly a beautiful experience.

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m
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food an beautiful presentation.

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DH
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening, food was creative and delicious, service was great! Terrific overall.

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New England
11 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very solid reliable sushi and Japanese food with a unique flair (not traditional, Nobu-esque). The service is impeccable, the waiter I recognized from years ago, so longtime staff which is a good sign. Atmosphere is intimate and hip and great for dates, although I was on a "date" with my son! The miso cod, rock shrimp tempura and pork bun were delicious. Not inexpensive but you will be guaranteed to have a quality Japanese food.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food. The wait for food was long.

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Food is very good but the prices are jaw dropping... $100 per person (with one drink) and left needing to eat another dinner.

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TY
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

First time at Oishii. Good presentation of food but the flavor didn’t not complete the presentation. Food was so mediocre. We asked the waitress for recommendations and she couldn’t really give us any, just named a few popular items from the menu. Per her suggestion we got the duck in apple and it was so raw, the meat was red, FAIL! The escargot tempura was bland no flavor. The ultimate crispy sushi roll felt like it came from a mall food court. The pork belly bun was so -so, nothing special or different. The Youme Hamachi was too smoked in flavor, overpowered the fish. Finally we had the coconut sphere desert and it was great. That was the best part of dinner. I had high hopes for Oishii as I l frequent Uni Boston and Nobu when traveling. But lesson learned, just stick to Uni and O Ya and don’t stray away anywhere else for real sushi in Boston. I will never go back to Oishiii

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AN
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The attention is really bad. Extremely high priced for little amounts of food. This is not a place where you come to get full it’s a place where you try little amounts of good quality.

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AJ
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Creative and tasty food. While the menu is a bit hard to decipher, every bite of sushi, maki, and appetizers was nicely crafted and presented.

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The lunch menu is of great value and you get to taste many different dishes. I would highly recommend having lunch there.

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic meal for a date night with my wife! The food was truly outstanding. We ordered a few things but the chefs special sushi and sashimi really stole the show. We were comparing the quality of the fish to our experience at the Tokyo fish market so definitely in the very top quality. Only thing was the ambiance seemed a little lacking compared to the food quality and service.

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GF
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are longtime patrons of Oishii, and it is always great!

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AM
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dining experience. The options were many, the dishes were quite original, appetizers were spectacular (salmon ceviche, crab dumplings), and dessert was a feast for our tastebuds. We requested a quiet table and one was made available for us. It is a lovely restaurant, great service, and spectacular food. Will certainly be back.

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G
London
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

I have found most of Chinese made and owned Sushi restaurants in Boston are lack of services and professionalism. I sat at Sushi bar and watched Sushi chef grabbing and squeezing fish meat before sliced them. The sushi chefs were chatting, laughing and making fun of each other in front of customers who sit in front of them. May be because the lightings were too deem for waiters to take away the dishes that were still contained food. I have to constantly remind the waiters that I am still eating. Overall, it is Chinese owned and made Japanese restaurant.

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IL
New England
15 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sushi! Amazing spot you feel like you are in on a hidden secret!

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m
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best sushi restaurants in the country and among the top three in Boston (Pabu, OYa). It’s always wonderful at Oishii. If you like Uni there’s both Hokkaido and Santa Barbara, the latter tastes right out of the shell, fresh, sweet and light. And the sake lust is great. You’ll spend your rent money but it will be worth it!

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WE
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner. Nic was our waiter and was attentive, knowledgeable, made the night special. We had appetizers, soup and sushi. Everything was perfect.

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LF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience all around! Fabulous evening of food, service and ambience.

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JZ
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Oishii is good, but there are other high-end sushi places that are better. I'd suggest Uni.

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S
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came from Philadelphia with colleagues as I’ve been here before and it was AMAZING yet again! I’m back in December and will book my rsvp!!

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SK
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is by far the best Japanese Restaurant I have ever been to in North America. The Omakase was spectacular - Artistically constructed dishes of pure joy and flavor! Chef Ting is a master -- and an awesome dude.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Food is good. People are friendly.
A little bit hard to find the entrance (we passed it and came back).
It’s not traditional Japanese food, kind of a combination of Japanese and Italian, but tastes really good

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The restaurant was not crowded, but we felt rushed. We were there for a special occasion, so although the food was wonderful, it wasn't the leisurely ev ending we'd hoped for.

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Italy
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 2

Good restaurant. Great food and service. High spending but worth the experience.

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KR
New England
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Absolutely great service, our server was attentive and at some point the chef came over and checked in on us also. The food was okay, there was nothing special about it which was disappointing. Had the lobster dumplings (which were really ragoons), lobster maki (also okay) and spicy edemame (which I hated).

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AF
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a little spendy, but very delicious. Would recommend.

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MH
New England
37 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall the food was good, NOT great but every good. The presentation is very nice but the most spicy item to us was really not spicy at all, almost bland. I would expect flavors to pop. The best choices were the lobster options.

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AF
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Ambiance is a little dark but overall the service and food was excellent

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GF
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have been dining at Oishii since it opened in the South End, and we are always delighted with our experience. The service, atmosphere and, of course, the food are excellent. Chef Ting's creativity shines in every way, from the special dishes to the flowers and now the cherry blossom tree he made himself. In short, we love Oishii!

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M
New England
140 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Salmon on fire is outstanding. Mango tuna roll with lime was one of the best ever. Toro prosciutto was sad and small. Service was impeccable with great attention to my wife’s allergy. Very delicious and wonderfully playful and creative presentations for everything. A must try. Too bad they don’t enforce a dress code. Too many young college aged kids dining with sweatpants, hats and just looking out of place. Keep it classy.

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j
New England
34 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just fantastic in every way.

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RH
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time to the city and we couldn’t have picked a better restaurant for our first dinning experience is the city! The food was amazing, the staff was very professional and catered to all needs, the restaurant was very clean and organized, we will definitely be back and I will recommend to all my friends and family

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CD
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The absolute best sushi - anywhere. And they have a nice menu for people who don't eat sushi.

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AM
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a great time here. We got seated right away. Service was good thought it started to lag a bit at the end. We sat around for quite a bit before we were able to order dessert and then had to wait more before our waiter came back when we wanted the check. The food was amazing. Very unique and great variety. It is expensive, but we are very glad that we ate here. We recommend the salmon on fire, uni pasta, and lobster dumplings. The ambiance was really nice- we sat in the room with the sushi bar. The one sushi roll we had (spicy crunchy roll) did not blow us away. It was really nothing special. Overall we recommend this place and would come back if we’re ever in Boston again. It’s perfect for date night. We’d love to try the ramen and the squid in pasta next time.

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WH
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Creative & delicious food. Wonderful presentation & fabulous taste profiles. Highly recommend. Best Sushi in Boston !!!

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent sushi. The restaurant is divided into several small rooms with tables. Very nice decor. Next time I’ll sit at the sushi bar.

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Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Overrated. Over priced.

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AD
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brilliant !

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JH
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing everything. First time visit and will return as regulars when I move to Boston. No regrets and great price for great quality.

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