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.
We went to Oysi Oysi for lunch today and i was not impressed at all. My Ramen came out luke warm, it didn't get cold, it wasn't cooked and the soup tasted like dishwater. When i complained the manager came out and gave me a hard time and instead of apologizing and making me a fresh one that was actually cooked they just threw it in the microwaves and returned the same soup again. He told me they made fresh noodles there but they tasted like wallpaper paste and the sushi was sloppy and poorly prepared. My Dynamite roll had nothing in it but the shrimp and with only 5 tiny 1/4" pieces, all falling apart. When i complained again the manager to me my standards were too high and asked me to leave. I got better service and food at Wendy's next door, Just another example of poor food, small portions and terrible service in downtown Vancouver. I'm headed back to Miko Sushi or Tojo. My wifes lunch stunk too, they forgot the tempura in her Bento box. Avoid this dump at all costs, obviously as i was informed my standards are higher then they care to prepare if they care at all, and theirs are non existent, after all most customers don't live here and will never return so they don't care what they serve you.
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.
My family loves to go to Oysi Oysi Restaurant because they have a wide range of food variety for me to choose. Also, their food is great with reasonable price. Moreover, Oysi is willing to pay for my parking ticket at the underground parking lot which I don't have to find parking at downtown area. Cool!!
I went there yesterday with a client from Santiago Chile to show him some typical Japanese food items. He was expecting to eat only Sushi. We were both pleasantly surprised by the wide variety of Japanese food items.
They covered all the bases; pre-meal snacks like eda mame and sunomono, main dishes including many rice bowls, tempura, bento boxes, sushi by the piece or in reasonably priced combination sets. They also had all the regular Izakaya fare like kara-age, yakitori and gyoza.
There was a huge selection of very nicely priced cocktails and beers (both domestic and imported), as well as both red and white wines, a good selection of non-alchoholic drinks like coffee, black tea, juices and pop. The green tea was all you-can-drink and came quickly when we finished a cup.
I read the reviews before going and want to say that if you haven't tried Oysi Oysi for a while, try it again. I got to speak Japanese with real Japanese servers (one from Kyoto!) who graciously explained food items to my non-Japanese speaking guest!
We even received two complimentary ice cream for what THEY thought was an order that took too long! It was a bit tardy but we realized that what we ordered was to be eaten separately even by the Japanese themselves. We didn't have to wait for it while there was nothing to eat on the table at all!
I also had a bottle of Gekkeikan sake at a very reasonable price of $4.50. We had miso soup and a bowl of acceptable white rice (a little dry on the top) before and with our meal. Our bill came to a very acceptable $42.50, we added a good tip and it still came out to below $50.00 for the both of us. Good Job Peter! (The Owner)
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.
These other reviewers must be rich snobs if they don't like Oisy Oisy. The place looks way nicer than any Commercial drive Sushi place and the food is very tasty, well-priced, and not scary in any way. The servers do tend to forget to give you spoons for the Miso but they are extremely polite and come back to your table repeatedly.
Oh and the miso soup is fantastic, as is the yam tempura.
I would highly recommend eating here!