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Uni, Boston, MA

Uni

4.6
4.6
1746 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary Asian

Serving inventive Japanese cuisine using the freshest seafood from Tokyo’s famed Tsukiji market and local New England fishermen, and borrowing influence from the streets of Tokyo, Shanghai, Singapore, Bangkok and Bangladesh, Uni is the evolution of Ken Oringer’s intimate sashimi bar of the same name, which expanded into the former Clio space in 2016. UNI is currently helmed by Executive Chef David Bazirgan.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 57 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Asian, Sushi, Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 536-7200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ken Oringer & David Bazirgan

  • Private party facilities

    Our spacious Private Dining Room can be arranged for a reception of up to 90 guests or a seated meal for up to 50 guests. Select unique dishes for a prix-fixe menu or opt for cocktail-style shared plates to be passed throughout the evening. For all inquiries, please email: Elissa@Uni-Boston.com

  • Private party contact

    Katie Aramento: (617) 536-7200

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Cross street

    Massachusetts Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street parking available. The closest garage is at 50 Dalton Street.

  • Public transit

    MBTA Green Line Hynes Convention Center

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,746 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. y

    yodad

    New England

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined today

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    Fantastic food. Terrible table location downstairs
  2. SG

    SarahG

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    We expected a relaxing dining experience. The upper floor has the ambiance of an overcrowded sports bar. Waitress came to take our order with a pad of paper. Food came out insanely fast and was so ridiculously spicy it couldn’t be enjoyed. We can tolerate spice and this was off the charts. Nothing special about the meal or the food.
  3. JK

    JenniferK

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had various nigiri, crab fried rice and fried chicken bao bun, and everything was fantastic. The fish is really fresh and the house hot saki was excellent too. Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful.
  4. GS

    GaryS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waiter, John, was incredibly knowledgeable about the menu, preparation and all aspects of the food, all of which was delicious by the way!
  5. LS

    LehaS

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Quality and flavor are outstanding! My favorite place for sushi when we come to town.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Dining for one. I wanted a luxury sushi experience and received an ok one. Certainly a long-standing popular Boston spot, I wanted to love it but lacks the energy, freshness and hospitality level of a high end omakase. Good for a pre-dinner snack or Perhaps the « From the Kitchen section » is better I didn’t try. 1 wine, 10 Nigiris…my self-curated tasting menu haha. Spent $300+ tip. Nigiri and sashimi-interesting and unconventional flavors that were fun to discover. Not much guidance/knowledgeable about menu/fish. Came when restaurant was empty, filled out but not full. Long waits in between sushi counter orders - although server kindly checked in and let me know. Rice was a little dry. HAMACHI BELLY delicious. Uni spoon good- but small and $$$. Also liked the KINKI and KINMEDAI. IKA was rubbery. The wine was not natural as requested, despite my mention of allergy to non natural wine. Did not finish - never was asked how it was. Coat check was not offered until I later was asked to move my bag (to which I asked where? There was no hooks or anywhere provided at sushi counter.) No, Thank you or good bye upon paying bill and leaving.
  7. m

    mcsad02

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    May be the best sushi I have had in my life, outstanding exoerience from beginning to end.
  8. S

    Song987754321

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome birthday dinner for a friend. Service was friendly and helpful, the food was on point, and the overall experience of the evening was great. Uni’s new dessert - the brown sugar mochi - is a must-try if you plan on visiting.
  9. T

    Treat

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    superb. attentive service and delicious food. pricey but appropriate for the quality and a special occasion.
  10. LV

    LizV

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and delicious food. Book ahead as it gets crowded.
  11. NY

    NY528

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I tell everyone Uni's is Boston's hidden gem. The dishes can feel pricey, but the moment you take a bite, you understand its worth it. The fish is always so fresh that you wonder what it is other restaurants have been feeding you! The plating makes it a visual feast, too. We're also always so impressed with the cocktails. If you're interested in drinks with layers and complex flavors, this is most definitely the place for you. I can't recommend Uni's enough!
  12. TL

    TaisiaL

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I liked it overall, the service was superb. Food was ok, nothing special, although i heard so much about it from my friends
  13. N

    Nicole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service with good recommendations and amazing food!!
  14. MP

    MelissaP

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food is absolutely amazing and perhaps our favorite sushi restaurant in Boston. I wish it was a little quieter…very hard to have a conversation with a table of 4.
  15. V

    Valentina

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We made a reservation for our 1 year wedding anniversary and got seated at a random table on everyone’s way. At some point mid dinner, I requested the staff to move us to another table and they were able to seat us on one right next to a wall, which was more comfortable. Food and nigiri recs were good, props to the waiter. Drinks were ok. But by no means this is an upscale sushi spot, the service is just not there. We had to ask for soy sauce, water, basic little things that should be a given. Needless to say no mention of our anniversary was made, we had to order our own bubbles which usually is a given in an upscale restaurant when you spend $400. Would come back only for a casual Friday dinner/drinks to the bar or a casual late night date w the hubby
  16. ML

    MonicaLA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant with super fresh and innovative Japanese dishes! Highly recommmended for foodies, but it can be on the pricier end for meals.
  17. LS

    LuisS

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Food is good, not amazing for price level.
  18. A

    Alexis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal I’ve had in a long time. The food and cocktails were outstanding.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Too expensive.
  20. RA

    ReeseA

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always an incredible experience. The food, service, cocktails and ambiance are simply wonderful.
  21. d

    dpam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My family and I had a fantastic time at Uni. Fantastic food (a little experimental with flavor combinations, which I love), fun and energetic ambiance, great sake and perfect service. It is a little loud perhaps, but that's part of what makes it fun and energetic. Would highly recommend!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food is very good, but I felt the price was
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    First time in, ending up staying at the bar for dinner. Bartender (buzz cut, glasses) I forget their name, was friendly knowledgeable and their service was impeccable. Food overall was excellent, the fish was of the best quality sushi that I have had. The presentation was beautiful, the only critique that I could offer is that with a few of the dishes some components overwhelmed the fish, specifically the Madai and Tako sashimi dishes The Black Bass was probably our favorite along with the Kasugo Dai nigiri. In fact we ordered second rounds of both. Overall a great dinner, thank you for a wonderful evening. I’m sure we will be in again
  24. GP

    GraciePFS

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are longtime Uni fans, and we dine there once a week when we’re in Boston. It is an exceptional restaurant in all areas!
  25. L

    Louie

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Food was good
  26. t

    tcf098

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Uni fully deserves its current #3 top-restaurants ranking from Boston Magazine. The creativity of the menu and the execution of each dish was simply mind blowing.
  27. V

    Vman

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We did the tasting menu which basically means they serve you stuff off of the menu until you can't eat anymore. The sushi was exceptional. All other food I thought was pretty average for the price and reputation of the restaurant. We specifically asked the waiter to NOT bring spicy dishes and the first 2 main dishes after the sushi were very spicy. It also was hard to ge a hold of our server when things were not going well. In short, I'd go eat at the sushi bar or just order sushi. Otherwise I felt this place was overrated.
  28. EC

    ElianeC

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    I was expecting a lot more. Regular and expensive for the benefit.
  29. JS

    JonS

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our waiter Jon is fantastic. Very knowledgeable and accommodating. We bought the chef tasting menu. I must say, unlike other visits, most of the plates were delicious but a few were a miss. Highlights include, a whipped foie gras topped with caviar and a one bite spoon with raw quail egg, this also has caviar. I highly recommend Uni. It is a real treat each time we dine there.
  30. CL

    ChLP

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal! The fried chicken bao buns were phenomenal. All of the sushi we had was incredible and our server was great!
  31. F

    pagFlorida

    Naples

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Overall, disappointed in our selections, especially in light of their priciness. Among the disappointments were the Maine Uni (left a lingering foul, fishy taste in the mouth), the spicy tuna (surprisingly bland), Wagyu steak tartare(bland and unimpressive), hearts of palm salad(we were hoping for an interesting vegetarian accompaniment to our entrées, but it fell flat). Chow fun noodles were wonderful.
  32. SG

    SusanG

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience trying eclectic Sushi selections
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was amazing, definitely overpriced and long wait times, but the service was great and most of the menu items were amazing!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Food was creative and tasted delicious. The server was informative and tried his best. Our biggest two negative critiques are the food did not come in any regular cadence. As a matter of fact we had to ask several times about where it was and still waited way too long. There was also quite a bit of loudness due to rap music being played a bit too loud. These are problems that we can expect at lesser restaurants, but not one of this reputation and cost. Would go back for the food, but would hesitate due to the kitchen’s lack of efficiency.
  35. T

    peterT

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at the OG bar location in the basement. Food was fantastic, chef work by the sushi chef was great. Service was great as well. Our waitress was great, attentive. Still consistently the best “high-end” sushi place in boston
  36. PE

    PETERC

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were so looking forward to this dinner. Uni did not disappoint. From the moment that we engaged with the reception to our departure a couple of hours later, everything was great. God bless those who prepared the Wagyu Beef Dumplings, Kurobuta Spare Ribs, and Chow Fun Noodles!
  37. IR

    IngridR

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe, excellent food and amazing cocktails!!!! Will definitely come back.
  38. S

    Sadie

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    We were seated downstairs at a very cramped corner table. The food was adequate but disappointing for the price point.
  39. KD

    KeishaD

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal! Very helpful waitress, everything was top notch! Highly recommend!!!
  40. RC

    RecentCustomer

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    I didn't want to compare it to Nobu, but at the same price level it's actually fair to do so. For 2 people, almost $400, including tip. By any standards, you need to be satisfied at the end of dinner. I think the main difference is professionalism: everything seems sloppy: the chefs I saw looked worn out, and the service was nonexistent*. It's like a very bad version of Nobu. *The waitress didn't know much about the menu - fine. She only came to check if we needed something twice in almost 2 hours, but it's not like she was too busy. I had to get up to order drinks as she was chatting and laughing with a colleague, doing nothing. I may come back, with low expectations.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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Uni is rated 4.6 stars by 1746 OpenTable diners.

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Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 57 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Uni

370 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Massachusetts Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Asian, Sushi, Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking available. The closest garage is at 50 Dalton Street.

  • Public transit

    MBTA Green Line Hynes Convention Center

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ken Oringer & David Bazirgan

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 536-7200

  • Private party facilities

    Our spacious Private Dining Room can be arranged for a reception of up to 90 guests or a seated meal for up to 50 guests. Select unique dishes for a prix-fixe menu or opt for cocktail-style shared plates to be passed throughout the evening. For all inquiries, please email: Elissa@Uni-Boston.com

  • Private party contact

    Katie Aramento: (617) 536-7200

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