Restaurants, Japanese Back Bay
5 out of 5 stars
Uni Sashimi Bar (Photograph: Courtesy Uni Sashimi Bar/Eric Roth)
Photograph: Courtesy Uni Sashimi Bar/Eric RothUni Sashimi Bar
Uni Sashimi Bar (Photograph: Courtesy Uni Sashimi Bar)
Photograph: Courtesy Uni Sashimi BarUni Sashimi Bar

With great loss comes great opportunity, and so it was when Ken Oringer’s long-venerated Clio shuttered its dining room doors, paving the way for Uni’s expansion. What was once a tucked-away sashimi bar has blossomed into a 100-seat izayaka, where you can now pair your nigiri with Japanese milk bread, ember roasted duck breast, King crab yakitori and wagyu beef dumplings. But the sushi is still a must, including the lobster BLT roll, the A5 wagyu sirloin nigiri and the still-incredible sashimi offerings upon which Uni built its reputation. The sake program  includes unfiltered and nama (unpasteurized) varietals, and the late-night weekend ramen menu is still blissfully in place, elevated in style by the occasional celebrity chef appearance.

By: Time Out contributors


Venue name: Uni
Address: Eliot Hotel
370 Commonwealth Ave
Cross street: Massachusetts Ave
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 5:30–10pm; Fri–Sat 5:30–10:30pm
Transport: Green Line to Hynes Convention Center
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