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Oishii Boston
Japanese Restaurant$$$
Today 12:00 – 3:00 pm, 5:30 pm – 12:00 am
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1166 Washington St Boston, MA 02118
1166 Washington StreetUSMassachusettsBoston02118
(617) 482-8868oishiiboston.com
$$$Japanese Restaurant, BarToday 12:00 – 3:00 pm, 5:30 pm – 12:00 am
Monday ClosedTuesday 12:00 – 3:00 pm, 5:30 pm – 12:00 amWednesday 12:00 – 3:00 pm, 5:30 pm – 12:00 amThursday 12:00 – 3:00 pm, 5:30 pm – 12:00 amFriday 12:00 – 3:00 pm, 5:30 pm – 12:00 amSaturday 12:00 – 3:00 pm, 5:30 pm – 12:00 amSunday 1:00 – 10:00 pm
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High-concept sushi & other Japanese plates crafted in swish, dramatically lit environs.- Google
"Think hamachi & maguro sashimi with crispy rock shrimp lemon aioli."
"This might be my favorite Boston restaurant."
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Matt Quan
a month ago
Went to Oishii Boston for lunch during restaurant week to try it out. We had heard good things about it from others and were curious to see if it would live up to the hype. The set lunch options were a mix of traditional and unique items. Think hamachi & maguro sashimi with crispy rock shrimp lemon aioli. When the meals arrived they were pleasing to the eye and had complex flavors. They were a fusion of Japanese and French, I can't speak to their normal menu outside of restaurant week. The combinations included items like: lobster wild mushroom risotto, seared wild king salmon with ikura, sake & rocky sushi, and miso black cod. Oishii isn't a large place, so plan accordingly if you have a larger group or don't want to wait. It's pricey, but I would say it's worth trying out to see if it serves your pallet.
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Terri Lee
4 months ago
amazing. We've been to the smaller bar in Chestnut Hill often, but this spot is a step above the bar. We ordered the Omakase and every dish was perfect, beautifully presented and delicious! I must admit that our first waiter wasn't so great... in fact he didn't come take our order for at least 20 mins and then walked away before we could tell him we wanted to order sake. We flagged him down again and he said "one minute" and another 15 went by. We asked another waiter if we could just order a drink as we wait for our food and they quickly switched servers. The food still arrived before our first drink-- but at least they got the hint that the waiter we had was ignoring us. When you order Omakase, you want to take your time and we love having a cocktail to start-- the timing was off, but the food and second waiter made up for a poor start.
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Emma Burrows
9 months ago
Excellent service, nice decor. The sushi was good, not quite excellent (the flavours didn't pack quite the punch you might've hoped for) but generally very good. Recommend the truffled edamame. Would come back
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Ian Maclennan
a year ago
The sushi was so sublime I don't know what to call anything I had eaten before. The drinks I ordered complimented the food beautifully. I ate at the sushi bar and had no issues with space or comfort and the chef was extremely nice and friendly. The price, while expensive, seemed nominally fair. The only problem I had was entering the address into the GPS and not the name of the restaurant and ended up on Washington Street, Dorchester. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for sushi.
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Linn Kay
4 months ago
This restaurant is incredible. There's low lighting and a quiet vibe and the sushi is stunning. It is both beautiful and delicious. Rice and fish were fresh, the presentation of dishes was inventive and playful. Our waiter brought us a complimentary roll since it was our first visit and that was such an amazing welcome. The dessert was an orb of frozen coconut milk filled with coffee mousse. It was not too sweet but still capped off the dinner nicely. I would love to come back. This might be my favorite Boston restaurant.
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Kristina Jennings
in the last week
amazing sushi. like top 5 in america.
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Jason Rennie
11 months ago
I can't believe this place is rated so highly. We started with the pork bun special. The pork was dry and too lean. We ordered lots of nigiri a-la-carte. Many pieces were dry and cut along-the-grain. It looked like they were dry because the chef squeezed too hard when forming them around rice. Many pieces were chew-y. Toppings weren't integrated, didn't enhance flavor in any way, and fell off when we tried to dip in soy sauce; the chef should have brushed with sauce before adding the topping. Sushi was poor compared to Fugakyu in Brookline and pathetic compared to Sasabune in NYC. Even the desert was a disappointment; we ordered a sorbet; it was like flavored crushed ice.
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Ron Greenberg
3 years ago
Sorry is the state of dining in Boston if this considered tops. It's not even good as a sushi restaurant! True sushi-- the kind that comes from Japan -- is all about balance and quality, plus subtlety. That's right, you're supposed to detect flavors, texture and temperatures (cool fish, warm, properly prepared rice). Not so here on any count. I'm sorry to say, but all these "best sushi ever" pronouncements reflect a lack of experience.