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o ya

  • 9 East St. Map It
  • Downtown
  • Japanese
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/13/2016

Fodor's Review

Despite its side-street location and hidden door, o ya isn't exactly a secret: dining critics from the New York Times, Bon Appetit, and Food &Wine have all named this tiny, improvisational sushi spot among the best in the country. Chef Tim Cushman's nigiri menu features squid-ink bubbles, homemade potato chips—even foie gras. Other dishes offer a nod to New England, such as the braised pork with Boston baked beans and "legs and eggs," lobster legs and caviar. For a hauntingly spectacular evening, indulge in the omakase tasting menu featuring either 17 courses ($185, or $265 with wine) or 20-plus courses ($285 or $465 with wine). Yes, that's a lot to drop on one dinner, but compared to the cost of flying to Japan, it's a bargain. Cushman's wife Nancy oversees an extensive sake list that includes sparkling and aged varieties.

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9 East St., Boston, Massachusetts, 02111, USA

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  • Closed Sun. and Mon. No lunch

Published 07/13/2016


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