Owner Perry Wong knows how to gather a combination of overseas and local talent to produce a consistently fun, hospitable, and value-driven Japanese Sushi joint - leaving many first time visitors (and returning customers) pleased and very satisfied.
maybe this is just because of their location that they charge lil bit high for the food. the overall food was standard for me. i ordered a combo. the house roll was a good one, but then the mixed tempura disappointed me. there were about 5 or 6, only 2 of which were prawn tempura. i was hoping that they had yam tempura as well, but apparently not. the other ones were only filled with hard veggies, such as green bell pepper (which i hate), etc (i don't remember exactly). portion was small, taste was okay, the udon soup consisted only noodle (not even veggie). service was pretty good. the waitress never forgot to refill my tea and ask me whether i was okay.
Wow, based on previous reviews, this place must have changed a LOT in the last year. I just recently discovered it (three or four months ago), but am now a regular for lunch.
The service is prompt and friendly, the food is always fresh and fast and the prices are significantly lower than most downtown restaurants.
If you haven't been there in awhile, try it again. You won't be disappointed.
after reading all the bad reviews for this this place I was skeptical about going or not. I'm so glad I did. The waitress was super friendly and was always there when I needed more tea or a glass of water. The atmosphere is very calm and asian. The food was outstanding. I love tempura and cali rolls so I ordered endless trays and everytime it was delicious. Pricing is right too. I went with 3 friends and they were raving about how the food was great, how the waitress was kind, and how the place looked overall. This Japanese restaurant is definatly one of my favourites, and I've been to many restaurants. You have to go there, it's amazing.
I have been going to Oysi Oysi on and off for the past 3 yrs. I went with my cousin to Oysi Oysi last night. Initially please to see they have revamped their menu since I was last there 6 months ago. Started off decent enough, seated quickly, order taken efficiently enough and then it started going down. We got our Salmon and Tuna boat quickly but there were the odd fish scales in the salmon and tuna sashimi, thought it was very odd and then my cousin's Katsu don seemed to be stuck in nowhereville especially since my main dinner came but not hers. They kept sounding surprised that she didn't have her dinner yet but the worse was when we started to look around and couldn't figure out where ALL the waiter staff had kept disappearing to. Maybe they know something is wrong as the table behind me pounced on the first waiter that they could talk to and demanded to know what happened to 2 of their parities main dinner. NOT a good sign if another table is noticing this as well.
Let's be honest nothing pisses off people quicker than bad service and unwillingness to rectify the bad service. They wouldn't reduce the cost of my cousin's dinner even though we had to wait an additional 45mins. before her dinner showed up after mine was served and we asked for the MIA meal 4 times.
They only offered us free ice cream. My cousin didn't want to fuss and asked me not to.
Not going back to Oysi Oysi, don't care to even if they fire everyone.
With so many good Japanese restaurants open in Vancouver, I regret choosing this one. The sushi was the worst I've ever tasted in the Lower Mainland. It was all soggy and flavourless. My Alaska roll had one measly little piece of salmon on the top. The inside was mostly lettuce. Terrible. When I complained to the server, he was rude enough to suggest that I didn't know what I was talking about. With so many better Japanese places nearby (especially for sushi) don't bother with this place.
I have tried a number of Sushi restuarants throught the Fraser Valley and WA. Oysi Oysi is the place I take clients and friends to, as well as recommend to everyone I know. Almost all have reported back to me on how great the place is. The service staff are very friendly and always have great suggestions. The food is well prepared and I have never been disappointed. Fresh and seasoned just right. This is a main stream restuarant that has great value.
I am not sure how this restaurant receives high reviews or gets any recommendations. The sushi was fishy, soggy and warm. After having some spectacular sushi experiences in Vancouver this was a sad ending.
The only good thing about this place was the clean bathroom.