Oishii Boston

4.7
1829 reviews
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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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New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful and scrumptious!!!
Six of us went to savour the best Japanese cuisine in Boston. We loved it!!!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, and ambience all spectacular. I have no complaints at all! Excellent and unique cocktails too.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi I’ve ever had!

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything is great except for uni pasta which tastes like quick noddles.

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Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and everything we ordered was outstanding quality, presentation, and taste. We had the truffle edamame, Tuna tartare, and lobster dumplings for appetizer, followed by an order of sashimi and a couple of the speciality maki rolls. A great night out.

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JL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oh my gosh, I don’t even know where to start.
But I will keep this shirt and sweet.
Ambiance was simply elegant. Our server Nikki was very knowledgeable and helpful and made our celebration very memorable. The food was exquisite. I’ve been going to Oishii too in Sudbury for years and had high expectations for Oishii Boston. They came in above and beyond our expectations.
We will return very soon.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food

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Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A wide variety of interesting dishes. Those we tried were excellent.

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New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

The food was Ok but the room was too dark. Will not go back. I like to see what I am eatingd

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Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were exceptional. Comfortable and modern atmosphere - not pretentious. Highly recommend - great for special occasions.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great low key restaurant for date night. The sake selection was amazing and the wait staff were very helpful. We’ll be back soon!

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was awesome!

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

Dinner was disappointing for value. Fish was very fresh but garnishes were underwhelming. Did not order the right things-- perhaps that was the problem (ordered the chef's sampling sushi menu).

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Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were doing a three part gallery show, sushi and concert at Jordan Hall, traveling to and from car at office in Somerville. Fortunately the concert at Jordan Hall was a free diploma recital. So we had no compunction for sushi at Oichii! We are experienced sushi consumers; my first sushi was in 2964 as an exchange student. The diversity of the menu was fun; a real chance to sample beyond our normal fare. Loved the idea of real rock crab. Had the dumplings, plus the Ting Garden dumplings. Enjoyed our light Sunflower wine in lieu of beer or jot sake. But don’t fill up on the basic courses !! Save room for the over the top taste and visual presentation of their desserts. Because we had time to kill before our 8 pm concert we had hot tea and the coconut lemons Herbert sphere with coffee mousse and the black sesame bonbon in a chocolate chalice with a tall spun sugar bottle cover. Mind boggling experience.

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JP
New England
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great. Food was like art. Interesting menu. Not much on the walls too look at, but it's simplistic and helps with the ambiance and focus on the dishes.

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CM
New England
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I love this place for special occasions but I only wish that smaller parties could be seated in quieter areas. You’re right next to other diners and the kitchen as opposed to downstairs where it’s much more serene and enjoyable.

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RG
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. Our waiter was great. We loved the atmosphere.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Have to try the wagyu sliders!

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New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very attentive to the one hour we had to choose, drink and eat. Everything was very timely, delicious, and we made it to the theatre with a couple of minutes to spare! I will definitely be returning! P.S. who would’ve thought to put truffle oil on edamame? Oh, you guys, and it’s so good!!

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C
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Vastly overpriced. Food was nicely presented, and fish was good quality, but not worth paying double what I can pay at a local place for essentially the same quality of food. Atmosphere was noisy and uncozy with bad music choices. Service was inattentive. Not worth it, would not go back.

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JA
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and friendly and attentive staff! I would highly recommend.

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JR
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Creative plating, extensive menu marred by somewhat soft technical execution. Sourcing was rather mediocre, the sushi rice was a bit “soggy”- we did love the shitaki roll and the scallop roll was perfectly crispy. It seemed a bit more grounded in hype than serious food.

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KO
New England
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, ambiance, and general experience were all great! If you don't mind the high price, then you definitely need to try Oishii.

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1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

It was amazing but very very expensive

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New England
13 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it. Oishii, uni, pabu, are my favorite sushi places in Boston.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and good food! Highly recommended.

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MG
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is heavenly. The service was great. I only have 1 suggestion. The lighting was a bit too dim for me to read the menu.

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CB
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food!!!

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Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

chef is amazing. best sushi in Boston.

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TB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, the food is amazing. Something for everyone, of all palates. The service is quick and easy.

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DB
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly one of the most delicious nights I have had out in Boston in recent memory.

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RC
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

All dish were prepared with lovely presentation and were very delicious. Table are a bit tight, as you are much closer to the person sitting on the other table to your side then you are to the person you’re with across your table from you.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi anywhere. The fish is amazing and pairing exquisite

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RC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Omakase was superb and a great way to celebrate 🍾 in Boston

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New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Second time dining at Oishii, but it’ll be my last. Had reservations for 3 weeks and they stuck my table in the basement in a back corner. Waitress was incredibly rude, and absent for most of the meal.

No one came by to ask how the food was, drinks went long periods empty, simple requests like keeping a drink menu at the table seemed to be a grave inconvenience to her.

Pork buns were good though, but my “The Maki” roll was mushy. The rolls ordered by the rest of my table were good. I still won’t be back, the service was really and truly poor.

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LL
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lot of fun, the hostess need to be more flexible with the clients....
We where 6 for the party and one more joined us, she said that was impossible and we almost went away but we convinced her and we had one of the most wonderful experience in Boston

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New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sophisticated food. We loved our server suggestions.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food service was v slow
And wait staff didn’t seem to care

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New Mexico
93 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

had only been to the Oishii in Chestnut Hill (now closed), but remember their food being much better than this. Rock shrimp tempura were tasteless, and the wasabi/soy did little to help. The vegetable dumpling reminded me of a subtler version of samosa, and was nice. The miso soup was a small portion, not sufficiently warm, and the flavor just ok. The king crab maki had the crab on the outside, unincorporated, making the dip into the soy problematic. The taste was underwhelming.

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LN
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had dinner here for my birthday and it was a great experience. The good was so good and different than most places and the wait staff were so personable and knowledgeable that made us feel very comfortable. I had an amazing time.

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