There are a lot of great things that need to be said about this ultra-modern Japanese bistro, and the fact that its name means delicious when translated into English is just one of them. Other rave-worthy facets include genuinely friendly hosts and sushi chefs; sleek, IKEA-esque decor; hip, ambient music; and prices low enough (usually five to ten dollars per entree) to allow for sampling of a sizable chunk of the menu.
Sushi is, of course, the main attraction at Oysy, but don't let the enormous list of special maki prevent you from tasting the grilled, cooked and tempura entrees that are also available. The grilled steak with garlic miso marinade is tender and full of flavor, the orange shrimp tempura has a wonderful texture, and the sauteed scallop with ginger garlic sauce is worth a double order.
If you must feast on sushi, top picks include the Firecracker maki (shrimp, eel, cucumber, avocado, cream cheese, spicy tobiko and jalapeno rolled and deep-fried), the California Sunset (crab meat, avocado and cucumber, topped with seared salmon, ikura and miso dressing) and a slightly dressed-up Philadelphia (smoked salmon, cream cheese, masago, asparagus, green onion, avocado and cucumber). Traditional nigiri sushi and sashimi can also be found in abundance.
Average cost: $21-$30
Centerstage Reviewer: Jenny Seay