Fodor's Expert Review o ya

$$$$ Downtown Boston Japanese Fodor's Choice

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, so much so, it now has a branch in Manhattan. Chef Tim Cushman's small-plate menu features squid-ink bubbles, homemade potato chips, and foie gras, along with dozens of other dishes, some paying homage to New England, like the wild Maine uni toast with truffled honey and local smoked bluefish with wasabi vinaigrette. For a hauntingly spectacular evening, indulge in the omakase tasting menu featuring either 17 courses ($185 without the beverage pairing) or 21 courses ($285 without the beverage pairing). 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.

Japanese Intimate Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

9 East St.
Boston, Massachusetts  02111, USA

617-654–9900

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Known For:
  • Creative small-plate Japanese
  • Mind-blowing omakase
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon. No lunch

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