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O-Ya - Perceptor's Report

hello boston hounders...

i recently spent a fantastic eating weekend in Boston... loved Neptune Oyster.. Craigie on Main was fabulous.. and O-Ya was definitely o YEAH!!!

while researching where to eat for my trip, O-Ya was virtually on the top of many lists.. so i had to check it out... located in a quiet alley without much signage in an unassuming brick building is O-Ya.. the food was definitely very creative (reminded alot of Uchi in Austin Texas).. most of their creations are party in your mouth.. the only small thing i have to say about this place is the price.. in my opinion, it was kinda expensive for each bite of food to cost about $8-$15.. each BITE! other than that i really enjoyed our dinner there... good job Boston for having a place like O-Ya.

Here is my photo coverage:
http://www.kodakgallery.com/ShareLand...

O-Ya
9 East St
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 654-9900
oyarestaurantboston.com

- Perceptor from Los Angeles

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  1. Nice job with the photos; a good intro for folks wondering what the room and the food look like.

    http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

    1. Gorgeous photos--excellent shooting and great postprocessing, but I suppose your subject matter was beautiful to start.

      O Ya is my favorite restaurant in Boston. Glad you enjoyed it.

      1. Perceptor, always a pleasure to "read" your reports-- food porn at its finest

        1. Thank you so much for those pictures. I will never be in that income bracket, so I appreciate the opportunity to enjoy O-Ya vicariously.

          1. Beautifully captured!

            I had my meal of the year there recently; in fact probably the meal of my life :)--the amazing omakase-15 courses, each one an explosion of flavor that boggles. Your pictures brought it back--those mushrooms! I have been a vegetarian for 25 years, but here ate fois gras & weygu beef :0 No regrets!

            Fantastic sake as well & amazing service--I cannot wait to return for a special night out!

            Also Tiffany, from Top Chef, was in the kitchen:)

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            1. re: Trumpetguy

              Loved the photos.A great reminder of what a talented kitchen they are running. Makes me want to go back now!

              1. re: Trumpetguy

                How much for the omakase, or did you tell them what you wanted to spend?

                1. re: Tir_na_nOg

                  Tir_na_nOg,
                  i ordered all those dishes myself (mostly recommended by our waitress)
                  if i remember correctly, total with everything was about $150 per person that night

              2. Just caught this on the Globe today - "Tiffani Faison, chef at Oya, applied a roasted corn and onion mayo to her lobster rolls."

                http://www.boston.com/ae/food/gallery...

                So Tiffani from Top Chef Season 1 is working at O Ya? Really?

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                  1. re: Bob Dobalina

                    I think I said that above...am I not taken seriously? Heaven for fend...

                    1. re: Trumpetguy

                      Oh sorry - your post was collapsed and I forgot to expand first!

                      1. re: Bob Dobalina

                        I saw it, just thought you'd like the photo evidence!

                        that, and I don't take you seriously, TG ;)

                        1. re: justbeingpolite

                          I've never been so insulted,JBP:-)

                          I saw Tiffani drinking at Drink too--I recognized her immediately!

                    2. re: Bob Dobalina

                      Apparently she is sous chef.

                      Does she have any background in Japanese cuisine?

                        1. re: Bob Dobalina

                          if she worked at Tao restaurant in Vegas that might count for something...like Tim Cushman working (supposedly) at Matsuhisa in L.A.

                          1. re: barleywino

                            Do you think anyone get to call him "Cush" ala Jerry McGuire? Just wondering...

                      1. re: Bob Dobalina

                        She has been there for some time. At least since first week in April when I was last there...