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O-Ya - Perceptor's Report

Perceptor Jun 2, 2009 03:36 PM

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:

9 East St
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 654-9900

- Perceptor from Los Angeles

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  1. MC Slim JB RE: Perceptor Jun 2, 2009 03:44 PM

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


    1. rlove RE: Perceptor Jun 2, 2009 03:50 PM

      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. barleywino RE: Perceptor Jun 2, 2009 04:10 PM

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

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          smtucker RE: Perceptor Jun 2, 2009 06:40 PM

          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. Trumpetguy RE: Perceptor Jun 3, 2009 01:37 PM

            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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              bagnacauda RE: Trumpetguy Jun 3, 2009 01:44 PM

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

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                Tir_na_nOg RE: Trumpetguy Jun 4, 2009 06:56 PM

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

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                  Perceptor RE: Tir_na_nOg Jun 4, 2009 09:31 PM

                  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. Bob Dobalina RE: Perceptor Jul 8, 2009 07:22 AM

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


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

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                  justbeingpolite RE: Bob Dobalina Jul 8, 2009 07:32 AM

                  Guess so:

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                    Trumpetguy RE: Bob Dobalina Jul 8, 2009 07:41 AM

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

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                      Bob Dobalina RE: Trumpetguy Jul 8, 2009 08:11 AM

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

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                        justbeingpolite RE: Bob Dobalina Jul 8, 2009 03:24 PM

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

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

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                          Trumpetguy RE: justbeingpolite Jul 8, 2009 06:31 PM

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

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

                    2. re: Bob Dobalina
                      Tir_na_nOg RE: Bob Dobalina Jul 8, 2009 06:24 PM

                      Apparently she is sous chef.

                      Does she have any background in Japanese cuisine?

                      1. re: Tir_na_nOg
                        Bob Dobalina RE: Tir_na_nOg Jul 9, 2009 05:46 AM

                        Probably no more than the Cushmans.

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                          barleywino RE: Bob Dobalina Jul 9, 2009 06:36 AM

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

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                            Bob Dobalina RE: barleywino Jul 9, 2009 06:37 AM

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

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                        robski RE: Bob Dobalina Jul 13, 2009 09:05 AM

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

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