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Sushi Restaurant$$$
Today 5:30 – 10:00 pm
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370 Commonwealth Ave Boston, MA 02215
370 Commonwealth AveUSMABoston02215
(617) 536-7200unisashimibar.com
$$$Sushi Restaurant, Asian Restaurant
Sushi Restaurant
Asian Restaurant
Japanese Restaurant
Bar
Today 5:30 – 10:00 pm
Monday 5:30 – 10:00 pmTuesday 5:30 – 10:00 pmWednesday 5:30 – 10:00 pmThursday 5:30 – 10:00 pmFriday 5:30 – 10:30 pmSaturday 5:30 – 10:30 pmSunday 5:30 – 10:00 pm
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Chef Ken Oringer's casual, intimate sashimi bar located at the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue in The Eliot Hotel.
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Sashimi bar with a rotating menu in a snug, upbeat space within Clio at the Eliot Hotel.- Google
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Shiva Dasi Kuczinski
reviewed 2 weeks ago
Absolute worst service and staff ever. The GM Nick was incredibly rude from the second we walked into the door. He should not be working in the hospitality industry. very upsetting
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Drew Starr
reviewed a year ago
This is not where you come for local, sustainable fish (That's Fish Market in Allston). This is not where you come for once in a lifetime occasion meals that cost a mortgage payment (that's O Ya near South Station). Nor is it where you come for the region's gold standard in Japanese sushi eat-in or take-out (that's Oishii in Chestnut Hill). This is where you come for highly creative sushi paired with world class cocktails from Todd Maul's bar upstars at Clio. The emphasis here is actually on sashimi, though Chef Gould is more than competent with his rice cookery. Ordering a la carte can get pricier than it honestly should here. I much prefer to pick from their several price levels of sashimi samplers, or to order omakase, stating our desired price preference in advance to keep any surprises down. At 11 on Fridays and Saturdays (and, with plans to resume Thursday seatings in the fall), Uni changes into a ramen-ya. 2 flavors of ramen (traditional and umami) are offered. Both are tasty with fresh, interesting toppings. The umami broth is incredibly rich and is likely to generate love or hate responses based on one's palate -- I love it. Ramen is a reasonable $12. Accompanying pork or duck buns in the $8 range are very tasty, but at only one per order, seem overpriced compared to the ramen. Sushi is no longer available once ramen starts, but it is a rare opportunity to have a meal in the venerable Clio space at such a low price, while continuing to enjoy Maul's drinks.
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Rachel Halko
reviewed 2 years ago
My boyfriend and I did an omakase here to celebrate a special event, and it was wonderful. I love tomato, so the amuse bouche (a tomato water "martini") was perfect for me. The courses were both beautiful and tasty. We've also been here for their new "ramen night". We tried the peppers, the pork and duck buns, and the two kinds of ramen. I don't tend to like duck, but the pork buns were excellent (they are the same that are served at the bar at Clio). I prefer the traditional ramen over the umami, though both are worth a try. Get there early, though, as when we went, there was a line by 11pm when the restaurant turns over to the ramen menu.
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VJS Books
reviewed 9 months ago
A tiny space in the basement of Eliott Hotel. Despite that, there were at least 3 open tables on a Friday evening. Drinks okay. Food very good. Service is extremely slow. We thought it was just our table but the table next to us did not get their order as the waiter forgot to place it. Order the sashimi as it is made by the chefs in front of you. The hot food seems to have to travel all the way from the kitchen upstairs.
Jeffrey Jay
reviewed a year ago
A clear step down down in quality of the food and dining experience from O Ya, the tops spot for Japanese in Boston. Oversaused and only mediocre fish. The restaurant itself is situated in a cramped room on the first floor of the Eliott Hotel. The menu is aggressively priced and the experienced is over rated by Zagat.
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Ron Greenberg
reviewed 2 years ago
Wake up Boston! This is a long way from fine sashimi, and in no way resembles authentic Japanese food. If the gaijin chefs don't alarm you, then the way fish is displayed should. Sashimi is available in every izakaya in Japan: you just need to slice it, then arrange it elegantly. No elegance here. Most important, this assumes top quality fish; not here either. It's all tarted up with sauces that try to make up for the bland, middling fish.
Disliked: Service, Food, Portions, Decor, Atmosphere

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