Oishii Boston

4.7
1846 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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KR
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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
36 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
7 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
135 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
32 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
41 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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OT
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
7 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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PD
New England
24 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our experience at Oishii was wonderful. The food is easily the most creative and flavorful sushi in all of Boston. The waitstaff was helpful in ordering and were spot on with their suggestions. We will definitely continue to partonize this restaurant.

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ND
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

There were too many appealing menu items to try them all in a week of dining. My regret was inadequate time and budget to sample more. Everything was nicely prepared and fanstastic, though pricey.

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LA
New England
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
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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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
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
5 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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F
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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c
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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a
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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AZ
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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D
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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l
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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B
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
2 reviews
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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OT
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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