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Uni, Boston, MA

Uni

4.6
4.6
2100 reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary Asian

Serving inventive Japanese cuisine using the freshest seafood from Tokyo’s famed Tsukiji market and local New England fishermen, and borrowing influence from the streets of Tokyo, Shanghai, Singapore, Bangkok and Bangladesh, Uni is the evolution of Ken Oringer’s intimate sashimi bar of the same name, which expanded into the former Clio space in 2016. UNI is currently helmed by Executive Chef David Bazirgan.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 42 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Asian, Sushi, Japanese
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (617) 536-7200
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Ken Oringer & David Bazirgan
  • Catering
    Uni Goes on the Road!<br />Enjoy an amazing menu customized by our award-winning chefs from the comfort of your own home, business or special event venue!<br />Specializing in but not limited to:<br />Caviar + Uni Tastings | Interactive Sushi Classes + Demos | Uni's Beverage Tasting Experience<br /><br />Please inquire for details + pricing.<br />Shelagh@uni-boston.com
  • Private party facilities
    Our spacious Private Dining Room can be arranged for a reception of up to 70 guests or a seated meal for up to 50 guests. Private Boardroom meeting space can accommodate up to 12 guests with AV options provided. For all inquiries, please email: hsmith@uni-boston.com
  • Private party contact
    Harrison Smith: (617) 536-7200
  • Area
    Back Bay
  • Cross Street
    Massachusetts Avenue
  • Parking Details
    Street parking available. The closest garage is at 50 Dalton Street.
  • Public Transit
    MBTA Green Line Hynes Convention Center
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining
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Experiences

  • Take-Kase: Edomae Style Nigiri Omakase

    US$250.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for the "Take-kase" Omakase, a unique, tradition-rich Edomae-style omakase tasting every Thursday. With only 4 sushi bar seats available at 5:30 pm and 8:15 pm, Chef Tsuyoshi "Take" Takeishi crafts a tasting menu inspired by his travels in Japan, focusing on hyper-seasonal ingredients. This intimate setting allows for a personalized journey through the delicate art of Japanese cuisine, with optional sake pairings by Certified Sake Professional Akira Sherman. Each dish and sake pairing is meticulously chosen to highlight seasonal flavors. Reserve your spot for an unparalleled culinary adventure that pays homage to the traditional Edomae experience, where the freshness and seasonality of ingredients are paramount.

What 2,100 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

2,100 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Too expensive. Not with the price Service was rushed Music was awful.

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  2. BruceC

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly memorable meal. The omekase tasting was a sensory marvel. Loved it.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Uni never disappoints, excellent food and service! Truly one of the top Japanese restaurants in Boston.

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  4. cbc12

    Greater Boston

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was grwat; the waiter’s recommendations were spot on. BUT, the chairs are very uncomfortable and the noise level intolerable.

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  5. AshleyR

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and elevated. I love that the plates were small bites and made to share so we got to try several different dishes.

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  6. AliJ

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Uni was great for our party of four. We had a vegan, a vegetarian, a red meat fan and an omnivore and everyone left satisfied. Our drinks, with spirits and without, were fun and different and the service was fantastic. Easy going and at our speed.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is absolutely amazing and the service wonderful. I don't mind paying those kinds of prices occasionally, but many people would be priced out. But I will be back

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I took my son to Uni for his birthday. The food was not up to your usual standards. Disappointing!!

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  9. KathrynC

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Most of the food was delicious but very disappointed in the Wagoo beef dumplings. They were overcooked and bland. Large birthday party was near us and they were very loud, making our experience less than ideal

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  10. Harvey

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We tried the prix fixe tasting menu, which was expensive ubt imaginative, and some dishes were excellent. The experience was marred by the very loud noic levels in the restaurant. Serivce was friendly, but a bit slow between courses.

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  11. Anonymous

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I went one year ago and was much more impressed by the drinks and the selection of food. I felt this time the options were very run of the mill Japanese with nothing inventive. The Uni spoon was great both times but not worth $26. For the price of everything on the menu I wanted to be surprised by the curation, I just wasn’t. There are just so many other upscale Japanese places in Boston that feel more devoted to the craft. If I see updates to the menu I’ll consider going back but at this time it’s probably not a place I’d go again if I’m looking for a really well curated experience.

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  12. Kaziab

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, amazing tastes, and good staff, we had a great evening sitting at the counter, felt like chef's table!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in the world. Never disappoints. Service is warm and fast.

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  14. ArturoB

    Washington DC

    46 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    It’s unfortunate when poor service ruins your experience. When you request spacing between dishes, and everything arrived in extremely rapid succession, so much we had to pile the uncollected items ! Having to request your drinks and soy sauce…in a Japanese restaurant! Our waiter was MIA, and truly didn’t care about his job. It wasn’t even a busy night! As we were leaving I informed the hostess of our less than perfect experience, she offered to have us talk to the manager, but by then all we wanted to do was leave. This was truly a disappointment! Expensive food and poor service! We will not return.

    1 person found this helpful

  15. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific food and service. A little pricey, but that’s expected for the neighborhood it’s in and the quality of food.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Uni is the best restaurant in Boston hands down. The food is sensational and the service impeccable. We've been coming here for years and have never been disappointed. Amazing we love you Uni!!!

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  17. Nestor

    Miami

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I found the food to be average at best. Tables way too close to each other.

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  18. JayO

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Something has changed with Uni since our last visit. The service was excellent. The sushi was good. Not sure what's going on the music choice. It's too hip hop and too loud. Is that a Sunday night thing? Lastly, the value proposition is now at the point where you should look around at alternatives.

    1 person found this helpful

  19. atlas

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always fantastic, we had this tasting and it was incredible. One of our favorites

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  20. BrianM

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely phenomenal food and service. We had about 14 dishes at dinner and each course continued to “wow” and surprise us. The whole team there was great, no matter who was dropping dishes or drinks. Chef Baz creates some of the most memorable meals and the GM Harrison was a pleasure to speak to. Will definitely come back!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely excellent! We thoroughly enjoyed every bit of the tasting menu, and highly recommend!

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  22. Deens

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Waited over an hour to eat mediocre food. I specifically asked the hostess if they could make my friend feel special for her bday, and she made a big show of promising she would (and told me she would let the waitress know). And they completely forgot to do anything for her. We won’t be back.

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  23. Tumtum

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    We were seated behind the beam, at the sushi bar at 8pm even though we had reservations, so the seating arrangement was bad. The sushi was mediocre, the soy sauce came in 20 mins after we got the sushi. And they have this new thing called “kitche appreciation fee”. There are really good sushi places in Boston, i would not waste money there.

    1 person found this helpful

  24. Cliff

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved Uni. Incredible dishes, service, and chefs. Could not have been a better meal. Thank you!

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  25. ChristopherR

    Portland

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for intimate dining experience or large party. We had an 8 top on this night and Vilvaraja was our server, the best server at that! Everything was on point from service, food, drinks and ambiance. Will be back next trip for sure!

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  26. MatthewM

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of our favorite special occasion restaurants. Always a special treat.

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  27. ChristopherR

    Portland

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had one of the best meals in a while. The food & drinks amazing,but the service was over the top incredible thanks to Akira, Tyler and V. Keep up the great work, we will be back on our next trip to Boston!

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  28. JeffR

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We really enjoyed the tasting menu, it had a few types of fish we had never tried and definitely some new flavor profiles as well. Staff was very friendly, sommelier was very informative describing the sake.

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  29. rondog

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Loud … otherwise it was good … service a bit inconsistent…

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  30. Vcarbone

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every bite was absolute bliss, we can’t recommend Uni highly enough.

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  31. FrancesH

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service and excellent food. 5/6 had the tasting menu. They took pains to accommodate the individual who wanted to go ala carte (kudos to the kitchen and service staff!). All plates were unusual and delicious. The one drawback was the noise level. It was not a packed room but it was loud enough that we had trouble hearing each other across the table -- a bit too "energetic" for such a refined dining experience in my opinion. Overall though, it was an excellent food "experience". We will return.

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  32. Familyeats

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was impeccable all around! The server introduced themselves immediately and was able to offer menu suggestions for food restrictions at the table. I can’t rave enough about the food!!! It was delicious and the presentation was spectacular. This is a must if you are in Boston!

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  33. hydawo

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food and really great service from Jen, thank you for a great meal!

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  34. Austin

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The waiter added 4 extra items that we did not order and did not apologize for his mistake. We were denied soy sauce and were told that there is no need since some sauce on the dish. The waiter had no idea we were requesting soy sauce for another dish. Overall, terrible experience with the wait staff. Extremely unprofessional.

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  35. Sarahsmom

    Greater Boston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual Uni was amazing. The chow fun noodles, the cod cheek pakoras, bao bun, and crab fried rice were our favorite dishes. We were with a guest with a severe nut allergy and the chef/staff was very conscientious in informing us dish by dish regarding allergy issues.

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  36. JohnL

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent sushi with knowledgeable team of servers.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    UNI is my staple and go-to, whether it’s a special occasion or if I just feel like splurging that day. I’ve been here a handful of times the past month and throughout the year — can not recommend the tasting menu enough. It always leaves me so happy and full, the fish and quality of ingredients are so incredibly fresh and flavorful. I’ve been to most of the omakase in Boston but UNI always remains my favorite. They put their own spin on the traditional omakase style with their own flavorings and seasoning - it’s so unique and love how their tasting menu changes based on what’s in season. Highly recommend their dessert menu - I usually order the whole dessert menu when I come here because I haven’t had crème brûlée, chocolate mousse, oat ice cream, or earl grey sorbet quite like this before. I rave about not only the quality of their fish and entrees but their dessert is what always leads me to leave with a smile on my face. The service has always been spot on - some of the kindest most hospitable staff I’ve met and make UNI such a warm and fun place to dine at. I will continue to come back here and have converted many of my friends and family into UNI lovers. It’s truly an incredible and vibey restaurant if you are a sushi lover like me!

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  38. WilliamH

    Greater Boston

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great place. Divese menu with great choices. Worth a stop for dinner.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing as always! We especially loved the chow fun (very unique take that elevates the dish to something completely amazing) and the toro with ghost pepper jelly. All the sashimi/nigiri were divine. The staff went out of their way to make my mom feel special for her birthday. It was a special dinner!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Food and service was amazing. Curse laden rap music the entire dinner was absolutely distracting and annoying. Ruined the vibe.

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Uni is rated 4.6 stars by 2100 OpenTable diners.

Uni does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 42 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Uni

370 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Massachusetts Avenue
  • Area
    Back Bay
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Asian, Sushi, Japanese
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street parking available. The closest garage is at 50 Dalton Street.
  • Public Transit
    MBTA Green Line Hynes Convention Center
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Ken Oringer & David Bazirgan
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining
  • Phone number
    (617) 536-7200
  • Catering
    Uni Goes on the Road!<br />Enjoy an amazing menu customized by our award-winning chefs from the comfort of your own home, business or special event venue!<br />Specializing in but not limited to:<br />Caviar + Uni Tastings | Interactive Sushi Classes + Demos | Uni's Beverage Tasting Experience<br /><br />Please inquire for details + pricing.<br />Shelagh@uni-boston.com
  • Private party facilities
    Our spacious Private Dining Room can be arranged for a reception of up to 70 guests or a seated meal for up to 50 guests. Private Boardroom meeting space can accommodate up to 12 guests with AV options provided. For all inquiries, please email: hsmith@uni-boston.com
  • Private party contact
    Harrison Smith: (617) 536-7200
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