OKI Sushi in Oakville
Has anyone tried OKI sushi In Oakville? It is located on Kerr Street. Was it comparable to Mye In Oakville? Your thoughts are appriciated!
OKI Sushi is very comparable to Mye in terms of quality and I think a little less expensive. Peter, who did front of house at Mye for years is running OKI and you can see the similarities and his effort to build on them. I've had one sit-down and two take-outs there and not sure why/when I'd go back to Mye even though its closer.
Burlqurl, I think you're referring to the Sushi place acros the street from OKI (Senko?). I haven't been but I've heard its basic but good.
If you go to OKI you have try at least once their S'mores desert. Yes, I know, I didn't realise either this was Japanese ;-) To Peter's credit, he does do a nice job on presentation and a it's a lovely and shareable conversation catalyst at the end of the meal.
Wow, Great feedback! I will give it a whirl. Peter is very good at his job! What are your favourite Oakvlle area restaurants these days? I am in Lorne park and the restaurant scene in Mississauga is nothing to get excited about.Same old, same old. What is now in Tratorias old location on Lakeshore? Appriciate your feedback. Food Guy 905
re: foodguy 905
Funny you should mention the Trattoria because the old owners, Elita (sp?) and her husband are backin the same location only it's now called Beccofino; website is www.beccofino.ca
Not sure if you knew the story but the Trat's chef bought them out a few years ago but I believe they still oned the building. Regardless, they wanted to open up in the same location, he moved the Trat to the old Puck location in the AMC Centrum at Winston Churchill. I've heard the new Trat is doing OK, haven't been.
Beccofino is as good if not better than the good old days of the Trat. Once again the hands-down best Osso Buco in Toronto. Elita still does front of house and is as classy and hospitable as ever. Her son and daughter-in-law are playing a more active role but a few familiar faces from the orginal staff. They did do a paint job but the same funky ceiling. Absolutely our facourite sit down in Oakville.
If you like Indian, Coriander Green on Church just West of Allan is totally excellent. Harminder and Sheena took it over from the Jewel of India about 3 years back and they did a major reno. Great traditional vindallos and butter chickens etc but Harminder does a lot of specialty dishes with very complex tastes.
I've been once to the Thai restaurant (Bahn Thai in the listings but I could swear it says Soon Torn on the front) in the square at George and Lakeshore (beside the Green Bean). The food was good-OK but it is a unique funky atmosphere and seems to be the spot fron GNO's. Great place to go if people watching is as high on your list as food that night.Salad Thai on Kerr is the best Thai in Oakville but it's small and the decor is plain. That said, take out service is really quick 10-15 minutes. If you're coming from Lorne Park call once you hit Lakeshore and if your order is ion by the time you get to Winston Churchill it will be ready when you get there.
Hope this helps. I'd love to know if you've found great szechuan or Greek that will remind me of a good nght on the Danforth in the area.
We used to go every week when I worked in Burlington. Best sushi in the area. Leave your business card and they will call you when the Uni is in....
Oki is great! Peter was the greeter at Mye for many years and learned well from Moe. Now he's doing his own thing and doing it up well. It's about time there was another top notch sushi place in Oakville, to give Mye some competition - Moe was getting too complacent.
had dinner there last night. exceeded my expectations. certainly would give Mye a run for their money, with slightly lower prices.
peter as previously noted by other posters was very friendly and chatted up every table
had tokyu fried chicken, perfectly fried greaseless nuggets with a mustardy dipping sauce.
squid with quail egg, tobiko and uni was a great contrast in flavors and textures. their wasabi is quite potent, although it did not have the sweetness of the freshly grated "authentic" type.... not that I would expect too many places in North America to use it.
yellowtail with jalapeno was fairly good, they ran out of fish and gave us a half portion. the crunchy garlic bits gave a nice contrast
spicy seafood roll was well done, properly seasoned rice, balanced amount of fish vs rice
uni hand roll as expected, the bite from the wasabi gave my nose quite a rush (partially my fault as i put more on than i should have!)
next time we'll try their sushi and sashimi platters.
nice balanced well priced wine list with a decent sake selection too.
the owner is from hong kong, but he hired a japanese chef plus a chinese chef who lived in japan for years. i heard some of the conversations between the chefs reassuredly in japanese.