Discover Critically Acclaimed Cuisine & World-Class Service

Dining at The Eliot Hotel is an unforgettable experience marked by exquisite service and critically acclaimed cuisine. UNI is open for breakfast and dinner every day, with Late Night Ramen available Friday and Saturday.

Under the direction of celebrity chef Ken Oringer – winner of the James Beard Award and the Food Channel's Iron Chef Competition – UNI was just named the #1 Restaurant in Boston by Boston Magazine! UNI has also been named among the "Best Restaurants in America" by Zagat.

Celebrate a special occasion with a private or semi-private event in UNI. From the 14-person communal table to an event in the lower part of UNI to a restaurant buyout, there are many options for creating memorable events at one of the best sushi restaurants in Boston! For more information on our restaurant, please contact UNI at info@uni-boston.com.

Don’t feel like leaving your guestroom? Enjoy our award-winning dining 24 hours a day in the comfort of your room or suite.

When foodies travel to Boston, they know to stay at The Eliot Hotel.

About Chef Ken Oringer

Decades of experience have made UNI’s Executive Chef, Ken Oringer, into a culinary master. Oringer has worked in many of the country’s top restaurant kitchens, including New York’s River Café, Providence’s Al Forno, Boston’s Le Marquis de Lafayette (under Chef Jean Georges Vongerichten), New York’s Terra, San Francisco’s Silks and Hingham’s Tosca. In 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001, Chef Oringer was nominated “Best Chef: Northeast” at the James Beard Awards – ultimately winning the coveted award in 2001. Awards and accolades have continued to be showered upon Chef Oringer, with seemingly no end in sight.

Nearby Restaurants

Sonsie (5 minutes)    
The Capital Grille (7 minutes)
Eastern Standard (10 minutes)
Island Creek (10 minutes)
Deuxave (dinner only) (2 minutes)

  • Welcome to UNI!

    A legend in Boston cuisine has been reimagined and transformed from an intimate, subterranean sashimi bar to an expansive restaurant serving inventive Japanese cuisine using the freshest seafood from Tokyo's famed Tsukiji market, local New England catches and far-flung

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    Recent Accolades for UNI

    Tony Messina: Best Chef, Northeast, James Beard Foundation

    Best Japanese Restaurant, Boston Magazine

    Best New Restaurant in Boston, Boston Magazine

    Best Ramen, Boston Magazine
    Best Late Night Dining, Boston Magazine Reader's Poll
    Boston's Best Sushi, The Improper Bostonian
    Boston's 50 Best Restaurants, Boston Magazine
    Chef Ken Oringer: Most Likely to Succeed, Chef Magazine
    Where to Eat When Flying Solo, Boston Magazine

    "...The Japanese noodle soup has become the star of menus all over town in recent years, but no restaurant has captured the magic quite like Ken Oringer's Back Bay Sashimi Spot."
    Boston Magazine, August 2013

    "...Tony Messina is breathing new life into high-end Asian cuisine."
    Panorama, July 2013

    "...Uni is a tiny jewel-box restaurant serving traditional sushi and sashimi in modern variations, like raw fluke with jalapeno vinaigrette, rhubarb and Thai basil."
    FoodandWine.com, August 2012

    "...Ken Oringer's sushi temple has always been the place for an exotic piece of fish or feather-light tempura."
    Boston Magazine, November 2012

    "Good ramen has been hard to come by in Boston, but that is beginning to change, thanks in
    part to Uni's late-night ramen."
    Devra First, The Boston Globe, November 2012

    • Breakfast:6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    • Weekends:7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    • Dinner:5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    • Fri & Sat5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

    Reservations available through OpenTable here: