O Ya – Straight-up Food Porn


Location: Boston

The Foodie: Strongly Recommends

There’s every other sushi restaurant you’ve eaten at in your life, and then there’s O Ya.

Yeah, that’s right. This underground citizen food blogger just ate at a restaurant that received an unheard-of 29 Food Rating from Zagat, was named one of the Top 10 Sushi restaurants in the country by Bon Appétit, and frequently makes it into various “Best of Boston” rankings. New York Times food critic Frank Bruni himself gushed over these guys.

I’ve written in past food prose that sushi lends itself to being categorized in tiers. Well, O Ya just created their own freaking level of classification.

Given that the entire United States food rating machine has already raved about this spot since the five years after it opened, this humble critic will just describe it as food porn and let the following full-size pictures from my 16-course Omakase tasting menu tell the rest. After this I’ll have to purchase a “dot xxx” domain. Happy food lust:

View of the huge sauce line-up from the sushi bar


Fish is way more beautiful on a plate than in the sea...


Scottish salmon, spicy sesame ponzu, yuzu kosho, scallion oil


Fried kumamoto oyster + yuzu kosho aioli + squid ink bubbles = mouthgasm


Shima aji & santa barbara sea urchin, ceviche vinaigrette, cilantro


Real seared wagyu beef petit strip loin. Two words: life-changing.


Thank you. Come again.

2 Responses to O Ya – Straight-up Food Porn

  1. jules says:

    great review nick-o!! so glad this meal was dot xxx quality ;).

  2. admin says:

    Thanks Jules! What a great time – thanks for making the night so special.

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