Wednesday, September 30, 2020

o ya in Boston's Leather District Is Now Home to gogo ya

One of Boston's best-known restaurants has been taken over by a fast-casual eatery known in part for its eclectic fusion fare.

According to a post from Eater Boston, o ya in the city's Leather District is now home to gogo ya, an eatery at Time Out Market Boston in the Fenway that is temporarily closed there. o ya is also closed for now as the pandemic continues, so owners Tim and Nancy Cushman have decided to use its space for gogo ya, which offers sushi tacos along with miso soup, mini rice bowls with sashimi, fried pork ribs, maki, nigiri, and more. gogo ya is open for takeout/delivery only, and the place is also offering sake, wine, Japanese beer, and cocktails to-go.

o ya has received countless awards for its sushi and Japanese small plates since opening in 2007; the Cushmans also run Hojoko in the Fenway and Mr Roni Cups in Chestnut Hill.

The address for gogo ya (and o ya) is 9 East Street, Boston, MA, 02111. The website for both can be found at

[October 1 update: According to a source, the location of gogo ya within the o ya space has temporarily closed, as a member of the Hojoko team tested positive for COVID-19; a check on the website for the restaurant confirms this, saying that both gogo ya and Mr Roni Cups have closed for now because of "some staff crossover between restaurants." As soon as we find out when it might reopen, we will post another update here.]

[October 6 update: An email sent to us this afternoon indicates that gogo ya officially opens tonight.]

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]

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