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o ya

4.9
4.9
1171 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
Located in a 100-year-old fire station in Boston’s historic Leather District, o ya offers a unique contemporary Japanese omakase menu in a comfortable setting.

Chef-Owner Tim Cushman is offering a $250 nightly omakase comprising nigiri, sashimi, and cooked dishes. Beverage pairings are available in addition to the extensive premium sake and wine list. Changes to the menu for allergies and aversions can be made but must be requested 24 hours in advance. Vegetarian menus must be requested at least 48 hours in advance.

CANCELLATION POLICY: In the event that you need to cancel or modify your reservation, please do so 24 hours prior to your reservation to avoid a $100 per person charge.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 654-9900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Tim Cushman is the Chef Owner

  • Private party facilities

    Although o ya does not have a private dining room, a private event may be held in the restaurant. Please email gabe@cushmanconcepts.com for details.

  • Private party contact

    Nancy Cushman: (617) 654-9900

  • Neighborhood

    Leather District

  • Cross street

    Atlantic Ave and South St

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available on South Street and Atlantic Avenue.

  • Public transit

    South Station on Red Line, Commuter Rail and Amtrak/Acela.

  • Additional

    Beer, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • featured omakase menu

    $250.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    at this time, o ya is offering a set 20-course omakase menu designed to surprise and delight diners with our signature nigiri, sashimi and cooked items selected by our team of chefs and hospitality professionals. We are happy to accommodate most allergies with advanced notice. Vegetarian menus require a minimum of 48 hours' notice to prepare. Specialty supplemental items will also be offered nightly based on seasonality and availability. COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: In accordance with the City of Boston's COVID-19 policies, beginning January 15th, 2022 proof of vaccination against COVID-19 will be required for all guests ages 12 and older. Please bring your vaccination card and wear a mask at the time of your reservation. Thank you!

What 1,171 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    An exceptional Japanese tasting menu. We enjoyed the food but not the muzak which was hip hop.
  2. N

    Nanoo1

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal! Every course is delicious. Such a fun evening
  3. TP

    TheParsippanyStrange

    New England

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing meal, as always. Fun to see some new menu items and enjoy some outstanding classics as well. Look forward to going back!!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing! Everyone on the staff was great and super friendly making the experience even better. Marking it down as one of the best dining experiences yet.
  5. SM

    ShawnM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best omakase in Boston. Great service and great food
  6. P

    Phsdg

    New England

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience1
    The food was very good but it was not enough to create a culinary experience worth the price. The service is mediocre. The noise level and music choices are incompatible with the Japanese food philosophy and really took away from enjoying the food. We came away confused as to what type of place o y’a is trying to be. In general for this type of price range and quality of food, restaurant align every detail to create a culinary experience: the seating, the service, the music , noise level etc…that’s not the case at O Y’a unfortunately.
  7. SI

    ScottI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our 10th time there having adopted a strategy of trading a lot of fine dining experiences for a few memorable ones - O Ya doesn’t disappoint and if you enjoy hugest quality sushi, creative dishes and art (watching the staff prepare dishes is akin to watching an artist at work) then simply do this. It’s expensive for sure but well worth it - and the casual time spent there with whomever you bring is priceless.
  8. DP

    DanP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best sushi experience I have ever had. Great service!
  9. MD

    MaxD

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Overall a wonderful dining experience. Lovely low-key ambiance. Amazing food. Definitely expensive, but worth it for a special occasion.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    O ya keeps amazing me and keeps making me coming , chef is great , service is amazing Will definitely come back again
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing and unique omakase experience - the food was very fresh and delicious. Each dish was unique and creative. Ambience was very quiet and romantic. Service was spectacular.
  12. DR

    DavidR

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing omakase meal, on a level with similar we’ve had in Tokyo and Kyoto. Loved the space it self and the wine/sake pairings matched each element beautifully. Hard to pick a favourite dish but the barracuda, shima aji or chawanmushi might come top. Will recommend fully and look forward to coming again.
  13. BS

    BenjaminS

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What am amazing meal. As other restaurants have struggled to get back to form after the pandemic, O Ya hasn’t missed a beat. A pricey experience to be sure, but worth every penny.
  14. HK

    HeatherK

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There is no better sushi in Boston. Sadly it's very difficult to get a reservation due to staff shortages.
  15. BA

    BABA

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience dining at O Ya, if you are looking for an intimate place to experience the best sushi in the entire Northeast this is the place to go
  16. EM

    EugeniaMtzJaime

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed every single dish of this 20-piece Omakase! Every item in the menu surprised us at how delicious it was! Definitely worth your money!
  17. AE

    AaronE

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always awesome!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! Every course was delicious. Every dish was so unique and different. The service was great and the servers were really nice and friendly. We will definitely be back!
  19. JG

    JoseG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent food, great service. The price is worth it
  20. WB

    WilliamB

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A unique dining experience in Boston. We enjoyed the diverse menu, the sake/wine pairing selection and the people. Our waiter was also excellent in describing what each element of our dinner was when delivered.
  21. RG

    RyanG

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent omakase that is priced to perfection so the execution has to be there. Service was excellent, music was a bit loud so could be turned down 1-2 notches. Overall a very enjoyable meal with great food and attentive service.
  22. R

    Raqs

    London

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a spectacular meal and experience! Worth every dime! Will be back!
  23. C

    Cantabridgian

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing omakase experience!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best food experience in Boston. If you enjoy sushi, you should experience this at least once. I enjoyed watching the chefs prepare the food and the knowledgeable somolier.
  25. FH

    FoHiDining

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food as always. We came from New York since the o ya in New York closed. The food was incredible and did not disappoint one bit! We waited 3 years for this meal and it was worth the wait. We are sad o ya in New York closed but we’re happy we can come to Boston, which we will be!
  26. MR

    MikeR

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible… nothing more to say. Just go and enjoy… one of the best dining experience I’ve ever had.
  27. m

    motogp

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extraordinary meal. Easily the most interesting and creative cuisine I have had in Boston, and I would rank the food here among the best I have enjoyed anywhere. We had the chef's 12 course experience. Each dish was fantastic. Interesting and novel combinations of flavors that just delight the palette. Service was friendly and efficient. The meal was paced perfectly. Not too fast, not too slow.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite restaurant in Boston by far. Never disappoints!
  29. h

    hpdubs

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very engaged and energetic staff that explained the menu and pairings. The food was exceptional and full of great flavors.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal and service 😀
  31. LH

    LoriH

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Amazing! The food was better than expected, perfect ambiance for our special event.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best experience. Great food,atmosphere, and phenomenal service. Highly recommend. Our servers were perfect and special shout out to Hillary. I had the omakase with wine pairing. Cant wait to go again worth every penny.
  33. TP

    TheParsippanyStrange

    New England

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best... it's pricey, but well worth it for the most transcendent food experience in Boston. Always on point, some of the supplemental offerings are truly fantastic. Even though I've had the current menu (or slight variations on it) several times it is always interesting to me how different courses pop on different nights. Look forward to returning sometime this fall.
  34. MH

    MichaelH

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great night with my sons. The entire experience was special and very unique. We will be back!!!!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Price absolutely not in line with the Experience. From the entire menu only 2 items (out of 20!) were outstanding, the rest in line or below the average. Dessert (cold donuts) ruined even more the evening. The inside layout of the restaurant and the 80’s music vibe are exactly the opposite of what expected from the price and the reviews (reservation made 3 months in advance). Same for the service, not welcoming and skilled. Probably an unlucky evening, not an ideal situation for more than 350$ bill/person. Too bad…
  36. K

    Kstead

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the greatest meals and experiences we’ve ever had!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish we had was absolutely stunning and I think we’ll worth the price. Highly recommend for any special occasion or celebration. Service was impeccable as well!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sushi was delicious. O Ya takes a very interesting twist on incorporating different flavor elements into the dishes to make an untraditional fusion of flavors. Definitely worth coming to check out!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Absolutely incredible
  40. AG

    AnthonyG

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    O Ya is a restaurant deserving of AT LEAST 2 Michelin stars, and I wouldn't be surprised if one day it acquired 3. I cannot wait to return! And I'm happy to say I already recommended it to a friend, who made a reservation for August!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

o ya is rated 4.9 stars by 1171 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for o ya

9 East Street, Boston, MA 02111

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Atlantic Ave and South St

  • Neighborhood

    Leather District

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available on South Street and Atlantic Avenue.

  • Public transit

    South Station on Red Line, Commuter Rail and Amtrak/Acela.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tim Cushman is the Chef Owner

  • Additional

    Beer, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 654-9900

  • Private party facilities

    Although o ya does not have a private dining room, a private event may be held in the restaurant. Please email gabe@cushmanconcepts.com for details.

  • Private party contact

    Nancy Cushman: (617) 654-9900

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