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.
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.
Ordered sushi for lunch with my partner. Worst sushi of my life.
First piece was a little less than fresh. It went downhill from there. If you like warm, soggy, fishy tasting sushi, this is the place for you!
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.