- Seth Ditchik May 31, 2000 01:21 PM
I had my socks blown off at Oishii Sushi last night in Chestnut Hill. The place is tiny--15 seats--but the food is amazing. We asked for omakase (chef's choice) and were treated to a selection of dishes that were delicious and beautifully prepared. Uni tempura, with dipping sauce. A wonderfully flavored mushroom soup with vegetables in a simple peppery broth. Spicy shrimp atop shiso leaf. Scallop rolls served in a bowl, surrounded by salmon roe and topped with whipped quail egg and caviar. Hamachi tata, a salmon mousse served in a bowl set in crushed ice. We also tried our hands at shako, which looks like a cross between a lobster tail and a shrimp, tastes similar to crab, and is imported from Japan.
The chef was trained at Nobu in New York, and the restaurant is certainly a jewel in the Boston sushi scene, no stranger to high-quality sushi.
re: Seth Ditchik
We tried this place last night - when I went to pick up our order, there was literally a line out the door, a very good sign. Although the miso soup was tasteless and disappointing, the sushi was _very_ good. We had california roll, oshinko (pickled radish) roll, yellowtail-scallion roll, tuna roll, and a very generous salmon ngiri. The whole order came to $23.00, much cheaper than Fugakyu, on Beacon Street, where I'd expect to pay around $35 for the same order, and whose quality has sadly deteriorated.
Verdict: oishi sushi is reasonably priced and very good.
P.s. - someone I knew had a theory about the best restaurants always being next to gas stations (Oishii is next to an exxon station). Did I read it here?