HOW DO I FIND NO RELATION?
No Relation is located within Shore Leave, a tropical bar located at 11 William E. Mullins Way (William E. Mullins Way is the small street that connects Harrison Ave. & Washington St. across from Whole Foods driveway). When you enter, walk down the stairs to Shore Leave and check-in at the host stand. They can direct you to No Relation.
I have a dietary restriction/celiac. Can you accommodate a vegetarian diet?
No Relation can be entirely gluten-free with a few small adjustments. We are unable to accommodate fin-fish allergies or vegetarians/vegans. Please let us know if you have any allergies or restrictions when you make your reservation. We will also ask about allergies when you join us for your reservation in the event there have been any new additions to the menu. If you prefer less rice or no rice please also let the chefs know as this is something they can also accommodate.
How do I make a reservation? What does the reservation include?
To make a reservation go to norelationboston.com to check availability and purchase your seats. We open reservations 30 days in advance for two seatings a night, 6 pm or 8:30 pm. Reservations go live for booking at midnight. Currently, we have seatings 7 days a week. If there is a specific date you are waiting for it is best to have an OpenTable profile and reserve in advance. The space is small and seating is limited. Weekends tend to fill up quickly and a pre-existing profile streamlines the reservation process.
Reservations at No Relation are a two-hour experience. No Relation serves an omakase menu which typically consists of up to 14 courses. The menu is $150 with 22% administrative fee totaling $183 before tax. All taxes and fees are prepaid along with the omakase at the time of purchase. Beverages & pairings may be purchased while dining at No Relation. Gratuity is included in the administrative fee and is not accepted at No Relation. The administrative fee is added to every purchase at No Relation, including those made in the space.
Why is there a 22% administrative fee?
We do not accept gratuity at No Relation. This charge goes directly to benefit staff & chefs at No Relation. Beverages, additional bites, and any additional purchases at No Relation are also charged an administrative fee.
Why do I need a credit card for a reservation?
The omakase at No Relation is a prepaid experience. Due to our small size and the sourcing of our products we require payment in advance. Please note, your reservation is not processed until you have provided payment.
How do I cancel or change a reservation?
Please email us at email@example.com for ANY changes to reservations. The best way to make changes is to contact us via email. If you are canceling you MUST contact us for a refund.
Reservations at No Relation are prepaid ticketed experiences. Reservations can be canceled with a full refund 7 days before your reservation by 5 pm.
If you need to cancel your reservation within 7 days (after the cutoff time for a refund) please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we can fill your seats with our waitlist we will refund your experience but there are no guarantees that we will be able to do so. If we cannot fill the seats, we cannot offer a refund.
You may gift or transfer seats to others.
If you would like to change your reservation time or date, please reach out to email@example.com and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
All refunds typically take 5–10 business days.
CANCEL FOR ILLNESS?
If your cancellation is inside of the 7 day window we typically do not offer a refund or a rebooking; however, we do understand that in the era of COVID dining out can get complicated and as a courtesy if you can provide us with a positive COVID test we will happily reschedule you to another date and put your initial payment towards that date.
We apologize for even asking for this, however, we’ve found that testing positive for COVID is the oft-used reason for cancellation in a frequency outsized of current positivity rates; being a small space it has a massive affect on our operations.
As with all cancellations, if we can fill your seats, we will refund your purchase.
What if there is snow or other public emergency?
If there is a snow emergency and public transportation must close or we are unable to open, we will refund your reservation and you can reserve with us at a later date. Acts of God, government authority, disaster, strikes, civil disorders, or other emergencies, any of which make it illegal or impossible to provide the facilities and/or services of your event will result in cancelation. It is provided that this reservation may be terminated for any one of such reasons by written notice from one party to the other without liability.
We cannot guarantee dates to reschedule existing reservations due to emergencies.
Do you have a waitlist?
You can an availability alert in the OpenTable mobile app.
How can I make a reservation for a party of 6 or more?
A party of 6 or more people would need to reserve a private event. Because reservations fill quickly we recommend looking outside the availability window to ensure that you have a date that works for you. We limit the number of guests that can book at one time for the best interest of your party and others that may be joining the same seating.
Do you do private events?
Yes, if you have a party of 6 or more guests or you want to host close friends or colleagues for a special occasion we offer seating buyouts or you have the option to have a full buyout for the evening. A seating buyout would be very similar to a regular seating, offering the traditional 14-course omakase with an option for additional bites and supplements. Full buyouts have additional menu options and may be able to accommodate more than 9 people. If you would like to learn more about pricing, check availability, or reserve a private event please fill out the form on the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have pairings?
We do! We offer sake or wine pairing. Each pairing includes 6 labels poured for the 14 courses of Omakase. The list can be provided in the space upon verbal request.
Can I order drinks from Shore Leave during my omakase at No Relation?
You are welcome to order Shore Leave cocktails while at No Relation. The wait time for the preparation of the drink can be significant however as Shore Leave hosts large groups of people. We do encourage you to join Shore Leave at their bar prior to or after your reservation at No Relation. No Relation offers beverage menu of high quality with sake and wine as well as a small list of spirits and beer, and dessert drinks.
Can I see the menu ahead of time?
There is a sample omakase menu available on the website. This menu is an example of the offerings at No Relation but is not necessarily an accurate reflection of specific dishes that are offered on any given evening.
How do I make a reservation if I have a gift card?
Please email us at email@example.com and we can help book your reservation. We do require a credit card number to hold and guarantee your reservation. Once in the space, we can process your gift card and apply it to your omakase balance. Gift card reservations are held to the same cancellation policy as regular reservations. See our Gift card page for additional details.
What do I do if I’m running late?
Please let us know if you are running late by texting a reply to your confirmation text before your reservation. Although we understand that things happen, please note that being even 15-30 minutes late can affect your experience. The chefs will do their best to catch you up if you have missed any courses.
Why doesn’t anyone answer the phone when I call?
All calls are sent to voicemail 30 minutes before our first service to not affect the guests' experience while in the space. Please feel free to reach out before 5:30 pm with any questions or concerns and we will do our best to respond. The best way to reach us is to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I walk in and grab a seat if I don’t book a reservation in advance?
The best place to check for last-minute availability is OpenTable. We will also announce availability and cancelations on our Instagram account: @norelationbos
Because we have 9 seats, there may be a single seat available on any given night.
You are always welcome to check availability and join us if we have the seat open. If you are at Shore Leave and have an interest in No Relation, always ask. We are happy to welcome you without a reservation if we have availability. If you are looking to treat yourself on a whim, we always love it when someone comes in unexpectedly to #bethe9thseat!
Where can I park?
No Relation offers discounted parking for the lot at the corner of Albany Street & Traveler Street, INK UNDERGROUND (Laz Lot #5, 90 Traveler St.). The lot is located beneath Interstate 93. Please bring your parking ticket to the No Relation for a validation sticker. Parking costs $5 per car and can be paid in the lot.
PLEASE NOTE: If the attendant/auto-attendant does not issue a ticket, you are in the wrong lot. We do not validate for the parking lot requiring a credit card upfront.
We cannot currently offer valet services.
There is metered parking along Harrison Avenue. Please do not park in the Whole Foods lot or the Sepia lot as those lots are monitored and vehicles will be towed.