Oya - menu recommendations?
I have a work lunch out at Oya to celebrate a colleague's birthday. I have only been there once and was not super impressed - I had a pork rib dish. Can anyone steer me in the right direction menu wise? I'm eat pretty much everything - sushi, vegetarian, fish, meat, etc. Thanks!
Thanks for the recs! A colleague swore by the crispy orange beef on ramen as an appetizer. I thought it was very good and had nice sweet and spice flavors. For a main course I had the spicy crunchy tuna roll. It seemed a bit pricey at $12 for 8 pieces, but it was fine. I kind-of liked that they used a phyllo dough instead of seaweed to wrap the sushi. It made it more delicate - which I appreciated. The banana bread pudding was ok. I thought it was way too sweet though. Overall a good deal at $20 plus tax/tip.
I'm a big fan of their sushi, especially anything that includes the word "sushi." Also, their scallops and mushrooms on noodles are excellent. And they're somewhat known for their bread pudding, which is really very delicious. I know a lot of people love the tuna burger, which always tempts me (though I end up with sushi).
Perfect timing on your question... I was just there last night! Do NOT get the japanese eggplant and spinich side-- very, very bland. I was most impressed by the "out of the box" items, such as the tuna pizza (melt in your mouth tuna on flatbread with a flavorful pesto sauce and seaweed salad). I also loved all the rolls we tried-- the fish was fresh and the flavors all molded well together. My favorite item, though, was the banana bread pudding. I wasn't a fan of the rum raisin icecream that went with it (I'm not a huge raisin lover), but the bread pudding was absolutely delicious!
By the way, the $35 prix fix menu looked like a good value, but we were more interested in getting lots of small plates rather than a big meal....
They usually have a salmon dish on the menu with the sides changing for the seasons- I've gotten it twice and have been pleased both times. They actually serve it at the requested temp, which is important for me for salmon. The sushi to me has never looked that special. And I've never been at lunch, so I'm not sure if they have a similar deal then- but at dinner they have a three course price fixe for about 30, which a variety of choices (usually includes the salmon when I've been there).