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Uni

#195 of 2,383 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Back Bay
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370A Commonwealth Ave, The Eliot Hotel, Boston, MA 02215-2801
+1 617-536-7200
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17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Key Largo, Florida
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352 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 501 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Five of us converged on Uni on May 28, 2016. Uni is located in the Elliot Hotel, and has a very agreeable dining room. Great staff, great display and array of fancy fish cooked up in a tiny prep area. These guys are good. Two (2) hours after we sat down, and what seemed like an endless procession of goodies... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Uni was extremely disappointing! The food was average at best, and overpriced! It's difficult to imagine that it's considered to be one of Boston's best Japanese restaurants!

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Thank 961darleneg
Northampton, MA
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97 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food tonight was inventive and totally delightful. I LOVE sushi and have eaten Japanese food in some of the best restaurants in the world. Our experience tonight at Uni was superlative and on par with the best sea food I've had anywhere (including in Japan). In addition to the outstanding food, our server, Cathryn was wonderful ---- she knows... More 

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Thank taliesgrandma
Boston, Massachusetts
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130 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1st experience was exceptional, 2nd visit was bad but not as good. hope I am not being too critical here. all but one dish we ordered was fantastic. here is the minor but still slightly annoying issue we had. the waiter was busy and follow up was poor. constantly found myself trying to get some attention while the food was... More 

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Thank foodystar
Acushnet, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything was mouth-watering delicious. We can't wait to dine there again. The Aku Matsu was probably our favorite dish we tried. It was all so incredible.

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Thank odilia16
Mansfield Center, Connecticut
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have never eaten food of this quality, with such excellent and unusual flavor and fine, friendly service. Getting ready to return.

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Thank CollegeProf2013
Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Sushi shop quality food masquading as fine dining. Biggest waste of time and money. Nothing special about the food here, dont bother with this place.

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Thank SadisticPlatypi
Damariscotta, Maine
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133 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Some of the freshest, most creative sushi and sashimi concoctions on the East Coast in my book. Having lived in LA and NY, Uni is at that level. Small, excellent setting and food to die for. Both traditional 'offerings' and very fun, unusual combinations like the 'white castle' sushi which really manages to taste just like that! Fun and worth... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We went to this place years ago and found it superb but too pricey (really insane, unethical). We went again recently and it is still superb and slightly more reasonably priced (in fact, now price is similar to high end sushi places in Boston). The ambiance is great, nice decor (not banal, not your typical sleek, minimalist fancy sushi place).... More 

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Thank nussi74
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Maybe all the cooks had Christmas week off but I just don't understand this restaurants ratings. The sushi was ok , but no better than more reasonably priced competitors. The rest of the food including the crab fried rice was so greasy as to be barely eatable. The Elliott Hotel is nice but Uni the restaurant is small and they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:30
Saturday
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 370A Commonwealth Ave, The Eliot Hotel, Boston, MA 02215-2801
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-536-7200
  • This restaurant is at Eliot Hotel

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Back Bay

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Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.
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