An izakaya is a type of informal Japanese gastropub and UNI, located in The Eliot Hotel in Boston, MA, is just that. It’s a restaurant where the dishes are impeccably plated, Biggie playing over the sound system and where you get a spoonful of uni, caviar, and quail egg and it blows your mind.

I recently stopped by for lunch and documented each crazy beautiful bite. It’s a wild ride of flavors that’s hard to explain, but what I can say is that you should head to UNI immediately and experience it all for yourself.

UNI | Boston, MA | The Stopover by Meaghan Murray | www.meaghanmurray.com
UNI | Boston, MA | The Stopover by Meaghan Murray | www.meaghanmurray.com

Smoked UNI Spoon

with osetra caviar, quail egg yolk & yuzu

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UNI | Boston, MA | The Stopover by Meaghan Murray | www.meaghanmurray.com

Lubina (Spanish Sea Bass) Sashimi

with green chermoula, sultanas & preserved lemon gremolata

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UNI | Boston, MA | The Stopover by Meaghan Murray | www.meaghanmurray.com

Tuna Tartar

with mortadella, peanut satay & cherry

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UNI | Boston, MA | The Stopover by Meaghan Murray | www.meaghanmurray.com

Spicy Tuna & Fois Gras Tataki

with aji amarillo, strawberry & black walnut

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UNI | Boston, MA | The Stopover by Meaghan Murray | www.meaghanmurray.com

Chef’s Selection of Nigiri

Hamachi Yellowtail with ponzu powder, pickled chili,
Sake Salmon with beet, gochujang, &
Roasted Carrot with vadouvan crème fraiche, sudachi

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UNI | Boston, MA | The Stopover by Meaghan Murray | www.meaghanmurray.com

Corn Cacio e Pepe Dumplings

with huitlacoche & ricotta

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UNI | Boston, MA | The Stopover by Meaghan Murray | www.meaghanmurray.com

Korean Ricecakes

with kalbi oxtail, kimchee butter & gremolata

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UNI | Boston, MA | The Stopover by Meaghan Murray | www.meaghanmurray.com

Coconut Klondike

with almond, coconut jam & lime

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UNI | Boston, MA | The Stopover by Meaghan Murray | www.meaghanmurray.com

A million thank yous to UNI and Chef Tony Messina for hosting me! If you’re interested in experiencing UNI for yourself, visit http://uni-boston.com/. All opinions and images are my own. And if you’re interested in reading more about my food adventures, head over to the Food section.

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