Oishii Boston

4.6
1906 reviews
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Sushi
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
31 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible service. Unfriendly waiter.

PS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our dinner at Oishi exceeded our expectations. Our waiter Casey was a big part of that. Having little experience in ordering Japanese food, he helped us navigate the menu and gave great suggestions. Kudos to Casey! We will definitely return. Dinner was interesting, creative and delicious.

CM
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Food presentation and execution was flawless. Restaurant did not offer any sort of acknowledgement to the fact we were celebrating a birthday however.

NK
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

I love Oishii. We have been coming for ages. This time it could not have been more disappointing. Food was not great, the server was rude and hardly accommodated us. The people clearing took our food before we were finished. Not at all worth the price. Bummer.

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious. I can't wait to go back!!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Just not worth it. I love sushi and I don’t mind paying for a good meal. It’s just a little dated and you don’t have a great experience. It’s like an ok experience at a premium. Don’t get me wrong the food was good. But at that price I’d hope for something more interesting.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food, great service, but terrible experience at the front desk

e
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service! I will definitely be going back

ST
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining with my son. Food was delicious. Service was great & overall we enjoyed. A tad pricey, but we enjoyed.

B
New England
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, drinks, and service. Will definitely be back often!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We went to the restaurant based on ratings etc. really disappointed very $$$ lacking quality etc

OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is good and tasting especially the Uni pasta. Beef is also good except a little bit salty.

OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable

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OT
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time at Oishii is a good time. Highly recommended for people who likes Japanese food

j
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oishii is my favorite sushi restaurant anywhere. The rooms are beautiful and perfectly compliment the Japanese delights. Chef Ting manages to always add new things to the menu that are exciting and delicious. The tastes are fabulous and the artistry of the presentation is extraordinary. The service is first rate and they are very open to explaining anything on the menu. My favorite things are the Maki's, but I also adore the appetizers, particularly the pork belly buns. The quality of the fish is first rate.

BH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great ambiance but the best part is sitting at the sushi bar and watch the chefs work their magic. Yes it’s expensive but if you look at the variety and quality of ingredients, the creativity of the dishes and the beauty of the Preparation and presentation you should find that it is fairly priced.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ting is killing it! Has been for almost 15 years. Beautiful setting, exquisite food in both taste and presentation, extremely friendly staff. Moments where you find yourself closing your eyes as you realize what power each bite has over your senses. They even brought out dessert with a candle for our anniversary. Truly made the night so special. Will be back again and again.

SB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Over priced for an average food. Other than king salmon, tiger roll and salmon on fire, everything was average. Toro tartare was actually below average. Service and ambiance is good.

SD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Oishii a few times and every time I am extremely satisfied with the flavors and presentation of every dish. I can't wait for my next dining experience with Oishii.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This was one of my worse japanese food experiences ever and I have lived in Japan. The sushi rice was all gooey, the fish not fresh, the place dirty incl towards the kitchen area and not a Japanese in sight. To be avoided at all costs.

B
Dusseldorf Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Absolutely terrible food - Uni pasta was overpowered by truffle oil, Ramen stock was blend. Overall, very disappointing

G
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely family birthday celebration with great service and excellent food for all.

B
New England
139 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 3

We have dined here many times. This was inferior to our other meals. Most of the seafood was above room temperature not cold. Not exciting. Just ok.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

good food. the lunch special is only available on weekdays

SE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The food is getting worse , still ok but not as amazing as recently. I go there often (senseless times a year) it seems that they are cutting costs on the ingredients and quality.... as well as in the presentation. The service was bad too. I mentioned we went for a birthday but they didn't honor it or at least acknowledge. I think at this point the food and service do not justify the price. Disappointed and saddened. Very much.

AE
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very nice ambience inside the restaurant and the service was very good. Slightly disappointed with the food as I did not feel it was good value for money. Menu has a lot of potential but fish did not taste very fresh and felt that it was not worth the final bill at the end.

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

Good stuff

JP
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very elegant, the omakaze is a heck of an experience

y
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

eh... would not recommend

LH
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I was honestly underwhelmed by the omakase with the A5 Wagyu... everything was decent and sufficient but for $250 a pop it should be more memorable and also more filling as i had to order 12 more pieces of sushi to get full. The service was appropriate but not stellar as i had to ask for more hot tea and buser took dishes before I was actually finished with my dish.

S
Salt Lake City
13 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve eaten excellent sushi in many locales including Los Angeles, NYC and London, and this was-hands down-the best sushi I have ever eaten. Extensive unique menu, outstanding and unpretentious service, quiet but upbeat atmosphere. Expensive but totally worth it!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food. Exceptional A5 wagyu steak. This is probably the best omakase Boston offers.

h
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Some special items, well made, you won't find elsewhere, however the menu has changed from what is online (4 years out -of -date). A little disappointed of been able to tried those. Still, highly recommend.

BF
New England
24 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

excellent sushi and Japanese food with assiduous attention to food allergies and restrictions.

WS
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was awesome really enjoyed it. Food was amazing and unique.

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

Excellent food an beautiful presentation.

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.

OT
New England
12 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.

OT
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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