Best of Boston

2013 Best Service

O Ya

Rare is the restaurant that offers a $285 tasting menu and plays Vanilla Ice in the dining room. But the unobtrusive environs here—paired with the bites of exquisite sashimi, of course—are precisely what make this restaurant a jewel. The front-of-house staffers, meanwhile, radiate a friendly, casual energy while also displaying a staggering knowledge of all things sushi, wine, and sake.

9 East St., Boston, 617-654-9900,