PABU - Boston
Pabu consistently delivers in all areas- fresh , high quality seafood, ingenious beverages, and top notch service. Already planning our next occasion there in July!
Our waitress was great. Food was great. The only downfall was the 40min wait between the 3rd and 4th course in the Omakase.
They were really warm and greeting as it was a birthday
Food was delicious. Service was good. Had a wonderful experience
Great service. Quality food and presentation.
One of the worst service I have yet to see in a restaurant in Boston. The waitress had no knowledge about the what they were serving (the types of oysters they had, the special fish, the ice cream flavors). Many of the items on the menu were out. The waiter was not able to identify the food they brought.
The sushi was wonderful and service was too!
Little tucked away in business district. Very sexy and hip restaurant, where you can enjoy fine Japanese dining with your date or friends. I highly recommend this spot and food and service is excellent.
AMAZING. This has become our go-to celebration/special occasion restaurant. Totally worth the price tag, and even an overnight coming from NH. Chef Steigers himself came over to explain the freshly flown in selections of amberjack and firefly squid. Our server Vy was as attentive and personable as you could be, but unintrusive during conversation. The drinks, delicious and creative.
Already awaiting the next occasion to go in!
Food is amazing. Fiji water is $8...
Our server Tony was exceptional.
Food was excellent too. Thank you
The menu was extremely limited for what you could order from the groupon.
The food was amazing and the service was top notch.
The restaurant is cute. The ambiance was quiet. The food was good.
We had a flight of Japanese whiskey to start, which was fun, and the best things were the miso soup, the oysters, and the soft-shell crab roll. We had a vegetarian friend with us, and there were many choices, thank goodness. The waitress and staff were very attentive, and it was early, so not too noisy. All in all, a lovely experience.
Fresh food and nice cocktails
The restaurant has a cool vibe and the food was good. A little overpriced perhaps. Our starter arrived after our entree so something fell through the crack there. I won’t rush back but if you are more interested in trendy than value it’s good.
The food was great but our service was not so good. There was a wonderful man, Michael, who came to our table and was extremel
Love the Pabu experience. Attentive service, freshest sushi possible, and amazing drinks.
We had a wonderful experience at Pabu. We were there for my husband's birthday and they surprised him with a nice card and an extra dessert. We had an excellent server- one of the best we've had anywhere in a long time. We had an early reservation in order to make a show after dinner, which made a big difference. It got quite busy by the end of our meal, and service became less attentive. But all staff still made an effort and food was absolutely delicious with awesome recommendations from our waiter. The salmon belly is out of this world! Definitely will be back!
Food is always delicious and beautiful, their staff is very friendly, knowledgeable and professional!
Our waiter was terrible and so so uncomfortable. We sat at our table with no water or menus for about 20 min until he finally came over and realized we had nothing. The food was subpar. While the sashimi was the real star of the whole meal everything else feel short even the sushi. The squid appetizer was FAR to big and lacked just general taste. It’s texture was rubbery those making it hard to finish the whole thing.
Solid bar menu with creative choices. Dinner menu is good mix of traditional and creative apps, rolls and dinners. Sushiimi presentation was awesome, and so so tasty. I’ll be back.
The highest quality ingredients, simply prepared to enhance their natural flavors. Sushi fans should make a special effort to try this restaurant.
I’ve been there a few times already and the food is excellent! The menu is very diverse and there’s lots of interesting things to order. I will continue to go back over and over again. You must get the Ken roll.
The service was the best!!! I’ve eaten a lot of sushi. This sushi was wayyyy undersized, slightly flavor free and way too expensive. We even ordered the oiliest fish there was on the menu and it was barely flavorful. Maybe I don’t know good sushi..but I do know I’ll only go back if work pays for it.
Attention to allergies stellar.
Food just ok. C+ at best.
Server was very polite and super knowledgeable.
Wayyyyy too pricey for what you get.
32 for a lobster maki is a joke.
Food was amazing, service was great. We couldn't have enjoyed a better night.
Fairly empty on an early Sunday evening but as usual wonderful food if a bit pricy-- but the sushi tastes like you are eating at the Tokyo fishmarket so worth it
The worst service I have experienced in a long time!
Great restaurant for a fun night out with the girls, a business dinner, or special occasion with your someone special. The food was really great. The drinks were tasty, BUT they were so slow getting to table. Both water and cocktails were hard to come by. Our waiter was great when he was with us, but wasn't super attentive throughout the evening. Overall the service didn't meet the standards of a fine restaurant, but the food was so good, we're willing to go back and try it again.
Just an anecdote for the waitstaff - don't announce people's drinks to the table. I ordered a cocktail and then whispered to the waiter "no tequila I'm pregnant."A different server delivered the drinks to our table and announced "mocktail" when placing mine. You can imagine the looks I got - and well my news is out. Either the waiter should have told the other server. Or the other server should just know who gets what drink. I wasn't ready to share my news, but was forced by an avoidable drink blunder.
Awesome food! Uni, Salmon Belly Yellowtail fresh and special. Marinated pears in ginger as a mouth wash incredibly tasting. Service a bit disappointing, ordered ipa beer, served the wrong one, closing at 22 at 22.10 everybody pushed out by waiter’s behavior; not the japanese chef he was extremely ingenious and nice... 2 opposite levels: pro chefs vs naive waiters at first experience.
Sucks. The fish are not fresh. Do not worse the price
La comida muy regular, el ambiente y el lugar muy bonitos, el servicio aunque amables muuuuy lentos , no regresaría
Serving dishes extremely slow! In addition, service quality depends on how much you ordered!
Checked in with the hostess and waited at the bar. We were ignored by both bartenders for 15 minutes. The hostess did not notify us when our table was ready, we went up to the stand to check in after our reservation time had passed and were told it was our responsibility to come to the hostess at the time of our reservation. Food was good, nothing stood out particularly. Our server was great. There are better options around.
It has great vibe for a quiet dinner and the servers were overly nice.
Food was also good compared to all the other Japanese restaurants in Boston
Some of the tables are close together, so if you want a more private setting, choose corner tables with the dividers. The food is fresh and excellent!
Ordered the Dine Out Boston menu and three additional a la carte items. Everything was kind of underwhelming - they weren’t bad per se , but definitely not a wow for the price they were charging. The fried pork chop was a meh, the fried chicken was a meh, ( I could easily come up with a long list of small diners and casual restaurants that offer better fried meat for a much lower cost ) the Tuna tartar was a bit too salty. The Happy Spoon Oyster and dessert was great, but then again they would be too expensive to not to be. Waited for a long time to try the place and it didn’t quite deliver to meet my expectations.