O Ya
Innovative, refined sushi & small plates
Japanese · Leather District · $$$$
The Zagat Review
4.7
Food
4.2
Decor
4.6
Service
 
Each “utterly amazing” plate is presented as “a work of art” at chef Tim Cushman’s “exceptional” Leather District izakaya, a sushi lover’s “dream come true” (especially if splurging on a grand omakase tasting that feels like “a dining experience of a lifetime” ); dinner will “definitely cost you an arm and a fin” , but “attentive” service and a “discreet, relaxing” ambiance ensure that “if you can afford it” , it’s “worth every cent.”
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Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
location 9 East Street, Boston, MA 02111, USA phone +1 617-654-9900 website o-ya.restaurant directions Get Directions
Zagat Mentions of O Ya
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4.5
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First let me just say, it’s the most nondescript restaurant I’ve ever been to. It’s a little off the path and if you aren’t looking for it, you’ll walk right by. But once you’re inside it’s really beautiful. Soft lighting and a seat at the bar proved a great start to the evening. We were first greeted by the General Manager, which we thought was a great touch. Then came our fabulous server Anna. She knew every dish and was able to explain in great detail. We ordered about 14 courses to share and she brought them out one after the other. I really can’t say enough about her! Now the food. Oh my the food. My friend’s favorite dish was the squid ink noodles with fried octopus and moving fish scales. I personally loved the beef tartar tacos and fried oyster with squid ink foam. It was rounded off with the most divine cheese for dessert and donuts with tea infused caramel sauce (still drooling). The only thing we didn’t care for was the fried chicken. It was good, but the seasoning can be a little off putting. Other than that it was a beautiful night. We highly recommend this restaurant, especially the corner seats at the bar (best view)!!!
Angel Pogue · February 2, 2018
Dining here is quite the experience! You can tell the chef(s) put a lot of thought into fusing different tastes and flavors. O-Ya really is in a league of its own, as I can think of no other place that is on par with this establishment. Just to be clear though, you are definitely paying for this unique experience! Expensive, but excellent.
Edwin Menard · January 25, 2018
Wow. No review can give this place true credit. This is a must go to spot. You will not be disappointed. We had excellent service at the bar. Try the chef selection. You will not lead you in the wrong direction. Thanks
josh mather · January 20, 2018