Houston >Oishii Japanese Restaurant
“The service is always friendly and comfortable.”
“Besides the sushi and price, the dessert is great too.”
“and then cross Richmond for a really good espresso and dessert at Oporto.”
“I've been going to Oishii for about 6 years (the owner knows my name) and it has consistantly been great sushi!”
“Their hamachi is so fresh that it melts in your mouth like butter, and there are numerous vegetarian choices in addition to all the great seafood.”
“Not the best place for a first date, but the perfect place for a 5th and so on date when you don't need to impress but simply enjoy eachother's company over good food.”
“Even after telling all of my friends about the horrible experience, we will all go back.”
“The atmosphere is relaxed and the servers are friendly.”
“the decor, chairs and tables are very simple and not much to look at, but hey, you go there for the good but inexpensive food and not the ambience”
“The food is too good and too wonderfully priced for us to worry about slow service.”
Oishii, located in Houston, Texas near Greenway Plaza, is a family-owned restaurant offering the finest in Japanese food- including sushi,
sashimi, favorite Japanese cooked entrees such as tempura, teriyaki, soba noodle dishes, special salads and outstanding desserts.
We have an excellent selection of fine wines, sake and beer. We also specialize in take-out and off-premises catering. We offer dine-in service as well as to-go orders so you can enjoy your meal either in our well served restaurant or in the comfort of your home. With the Wi-Fi connection now available, you can enjoy the greatest Japanese food in town while keeping in touch with the business world. Of course, a wireless notebook is required. …
awesome happy hour. I love this little sushi cafe. The atmosphere is relaxed and the servers are friendly. The happy hour is awesome. I think the large hot sake is $3 and the appetizers are buy one get one free. Couple those with some $1 sushi pieces and you have a full meal for ten bucks. There can be a wait if you get there around six, but it's totally worth it!
Not as good as the reviews said. Was very reluctant to try this place. My instincts were right. I ordered to go - the rice was burnt, the salad dressing horrible and the rolls tasted funny.
Love this place.
I eat sushi pretty often and when I'm craving some, I default to Oiishi. I don't know of a better sushi joint for happy hour than Oiishi. Their $4, buy-one-get-one happy hour menu is pretty basic, but they make the food right. And the beer is amazingly cheap during happy hour. Aside from the happy hour, the all their other sushis are good too. I've gotten their combos pretty often and haven't been disappointed yet.
What I don't like? The parking lot is tiny, you'll probably have to wait to get seated, and the service is hit-or-miss.
Bottom-line: I'll be back for more!
Awesome place. We went on a friday night at 9 pm and had to wait about 30 min. The place was hopping and the space is limited. The food was excellent. The prices were amazing for the price
Great sushi for the price!!. Everything is great! The prices, the sushi cuts, service, and beer! The sushi cuts are thick and fresh! The only negative is the parking. They also have a great lunch menu! HIGHLY recommended!!!
Best Hole in the Wall Cheap Sushi Restaurant. Seriously it doesn't get better than this. I hate to give away great hole in the wall but I feel like I owe it to Oishii. The restaurant is tiny but if you look past it, happy hour (with buy one get one free appetizers including some sushi rolls) it totally worth it. My recommendation is the Gyoza which are the pan fried pork dumplings. They're not your traditional frozen potstickers out of a pag. The spicy sauce that accompanies it is delicious. Plus, it's only 4 bucks and during happy hour you can get a different appetizer for free. Non happy hour prices are $3 for regular rolls, $1 for MOST sushi pieces, and $7 bucks for a speciality roll. My personal favorite is the Oishii roll. It's like a Volcano roll with a twist. Anyways, drink specials are like 2 bucks during happy hour for domestics and imports as well as $3 for sake. Yes, I have the menu memorized. Just get there early because this place will get packed fast during happy hour times. It's not the best sushi, not the biggest portions, but it's definitely fresh and well worth the money.
I live about a block from this place and I go there probably twice a week. I have seen other reviews mention the word "posh" and I have to say, if you are looking for a "posh" place, please do not go to Oishii. There are a couple of reasons for that: 1) Oishii is more concerned with how the food tastes and less with how the restaurant looks (A few comments down you'll see a post about bland food. I have never had this experience at Oishii, but I guess be warned that some people think this food is bland). 2) Generally, I find that people who prefer "posh" places lack the capacity to appreciate the authentic atmosphere of a place like Oishii. So if you are looking for "posh" I will have to suggest something like RA Sushi or, heaven forbid, Sushi King, where you can feel pretentious and snooty to your heart's delight. However, if you want superior sushi at a great price, and you want to watch some Ninja Warrior on the tube, then Oishii is the place for you. I highly recommend the Stella roll and the Fuji maki. They are out of this world. (Warning, though, the Fuji maki has warm mayonnaise on it, which tends to be a turn off for some traditionalists). I also recommend that Hamachi ngiri (that's yellow-tail for those of you requiring translations) and the ameibi (sweet shrimp).
So long and short of it. If you're the type of person who pays the $20 cover charges on a regular basis to get into the "posh" Houston night-life scene, PLEASE AVOID THIS PLACE. However, if you are the type of person that can be seen at Rudyard's or Lola's (or countless other dives), this is the sushi bar for you.
THE ABSOLUTE BEST. I have been a fan of Oishii for a few years. Service is fast and professional. Rolls are fantastic and have great flavor. I have eaten at many other sushi restaurants in Houston and I always go back to Oishii. Nothing can compare!
Best Sushi In Houston. Oishii is my favorite and a steal when I'm able to get there during "happy hour". I like going to Oiishi better then Ra or Azuma (both are pretty good). The only downside to Oishii is the decor and the parking, but the sushi is definitely worth it!
Good Dollar Sushi. Oishii knocks three stars because of it's price. Their quality, however, absolutely fails in comparison with some other similarly low-end (sometimes high-priced) restaurants. Too start, their maguro is the kind preserved with carbon-monoxide. Brilliant colour, but tasteless. Their tamago is store bought. Anago, saba, hirame and tai, with a high probability, are bought pre-prepared as well. Essentially, they have purchased least expensive fish they possibly can with a lack of regard towards the quality of the fish. The owner, as well, has no taste for real sushi; and apparently, neither does their clientele. The rice is far too sweet (sometimes too the point in which the flavour in the rice over comes the fish) and poorly mixed and formed. The ratio of rice too fish is consistent (a bit more than what could be said about other local sushi-ya) but off (with too much rice). I would suppose that Oishii's ONLY saving grace is that they are one of the restaurants in which you actually "get what you paid for" (which is dollar sushi).
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