O Ya

9 East St
Boston, MA

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Phone: 617-654-9900

Tue-Thu 5pm-9:30pm; Fri-Sat 5pm-10pm
Asian, Japanese, Sushi
Dining Options:
Counter Seating, Sommelier

10BEST Says

Japanese: A shoji-screened window and a small sign are the only indications that this nondescript brick building houses some of the finest sashimi in Boston. Chef and owner Tim Cushman works with his chefs to fuse exotic flavors with the purity of small morsels of raw fish. Expect small plates like wild bluefin chutoro tartare served with a homemade ginger kimchee jus and wild spot prawn with garlic butter, white soy and preserved yuzu. Of course, there's a price to pay for these bold and delightful bites - each plate starts around $20, and you'll need several to constitute a meal.

Sushi: Locating this nondescript building is just part of the fun of dining at Boston's most expensive sushi restaurant. O-Ya's tiny sign is easy to overlook on the brick building it calls home. However, once found O-Ya is an amazing experience in exotic flavors that are fused into the sushi it serves. Small plates dominate the menu and start around $20, a sampling of several are needed to complete a meal, but the sushi you'll devour will more than make up for the money you'll spend here. Enjoy the wildly different selection of raw fish like the Suzuki Sea Bass served with a cucumber vinaigrette, avocado, and cilantro or the Salmon Tartare with a cucumber yogurt coulis, argon oil and dill-simply divine!

Insider Tips

Local Expert Says:

Japanese: "The menu changes often to reflect the finest ingredients available. To make the most of your experience at O Ya, try the Omakase (chef's tasting menu), which will allow you a great overview of their menu."

Sushi: "Make reservations; this a high-end hot spot for the sushi loving locals with money to spend."

Best for Japanese Because: O Ya is one of the top Japanese restaurants in Boston with prices to reflect their greatness. Dive into Japanese fare in their upscale setting.

Dinner Menu

Wagyu Beef

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