Oishii Boston

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Details
1166 Washington St (E. Berkeley St.)
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 482-8868
Japanese, Sushi
$ $ $
Hours
Tue–Sat: Noon–3:00 PM Sun: 1:00 PM–10:00 PM

Boston isn’t a city that’s generally known for its sushi, but the fish at this South End gem was named the ninth best in America in our recent ranking of the country’s best. Chef Ting Yan opened the restaurant in 1998 with the intention of drawing on influences from his multicultural background and his experience as a sushi master in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Chicago, and New York. Unexpected menu items include kaffir lime duck salad, handmade tofu, and foie gras–truffle sushi. Other notable menu items include a wide range of tempura-fried options, such as uni, broccolini, king crab leg, and lobster; abalone maki; and several robata-style grilled options.

While there’s a wide menu of expertly prepared appetizers, entrees, soups, and salads, the sushi selection alone is exceptional. Six types of salmon, 12 types of tuna, 10 types of shellfish… The variety is enough to make your jaw drop, and Yan knows exactly the right way to slice, treat, and garnish each fish. 

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Foursquare Tips

  • Try the gourmet bar snacks from 5:306:30 PM and 1011:30 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays (and 5:309:45 PM on Sundays). Small bites like risotto and Kobe sliders are only $6.
  • Try the "white tiger" maki. It practically melts in your mouth.
  • The hard part is finding your way into this barely marked sushi destination. The rest is easy. We head straight for the specialty rolls.
  • expensive. but worth it. go here. it is incredible. perhaps the best meal of my life. if not, definitely up there. wow. wow. wow. yum. holy shit go here ASAP. fly here for it.
  • Edamame mousse was awesome.
  • Best in Boston
  • Boston has its fair share of sushi, but Oishii always manages to rise to the top of the list, and is often referred to as the best in all of New England. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Oishii has the most creative sushi in town - try the Kobe beef with pear or steamed lobster with cucumber and avocado. And it's tricky to find - look for two swimming fish etched into the front door.
  • Some of the best sushi in Boston. High end
  • Excelent restaurant! Everything was absolutely perfect, 100% recommend. (Especially the white salmon with gold)
  • Adequate restaurant to bring a date! Try the salmon on fire, crispy pork belly, white salmon truffles with gold, and kobe slider burgers!
  • Best sushi in Boston! Ting is an artist. To start, try the fire-roasted salmon, enoki mushroom soup, hamachi with gold truffles, black miso cod (gives Nobu a run for their $$), Named After You maki.
  • Sleek spot that's perfect for impressing dates and colleagues. From traditional sushi to a show-stopping dish with flaming salmon on a lemongrass stalk, every meal is beautiful. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Go with the Salmon over the tuna. Has a wonderful light taste! Highly recommend the speciality rolls!
  • Overpriced and overrated!
  • At Oishii any mixed drink is freshly made with fresh fruits and herbs. Absolutely ridiculous drinks
  • Crispi mango, spicy tuna, wagu tartar
  • Love the food!
  • I love foie gras sliders, toro truffle roll, and of course salmon on fire. The new dessert menu ice melon was also very delicious!!!
  • One of my favorite sushi spots in Boston. For sushi, try the Toro Truffle Maki & Crispy Mango Tuna.The salmon on fire app is amazing but the miso cod & mushrooms are great.Save room for dessert-sphere