Oishii Sushi Bar in Sunnybank Hills

Before booking a table for two at Oishii Sushi Bar we hit up Urbanspoon to find out what people were saying...The reviews were overwhelming positive! When people start saying things like... "BEST SUSHI" and "Consistently good" or "We travel all the way from the North-side for their food"...we get a bit excited. So last Saturday we hopped in the car and made our way to Sunnybank Hills to see what the fuss was about.

We were lucky enough to get there as a few people were exiting. It was clear that this was a very popular spot. We thought we'd struggle to find a parking place. Oishii is neighbours with a few other seemingly popular eateries. There are constantly people coming in and moving out. So if you are patient a spot will become available.

Upon arrival we were instantly greeted by the owner Eric Adiwinata. He was very friendly, and down to earth guy. We chatted about the restaurant and most importantly the food! Oishii Sushi Bar has been a permanent fixture  in Sunnybank Hills for around 8 years. They aren't your typical sushi place, however. They specialize in fusion sushi. Fusion sushi combines traditional sushi making techniques with contemporary ingredients and presentation! So you see they give the chefs a bit of creative liberty in the kitchen. They have the freedom to experiment with new flavours. Believe us when we say they've come up with some killer creations. 

For our starters we had garlic butter scallops (seared scallops in a garlic butter sauce) & tori karage (marinated deep fried chicken)

We were pleasantly surprised by the garlic butter scallops. They are not something you typically see on the menu at a sushi restaurant. The owner, Eric, highly recommended them. After trying them we fully understand why. They were so delicious. 

The scallops were plump, juicy, and very fresh. The garlic butter sauce was divine. So creamy - you won't want to leave a drop. 
Darrell is still raving about the tori karage. He did not want to share this starter with me. This was a very decent size dish. 

Juicy, super crunchy, and packed with flavour.

Your search for a great sushi place is over. Oishii  serves up fresh, unique, and incredibly satisfying sushi. 

We ordered the Red Dragon Roll & the Spider Roll...

The Red Dragon Roll is an avocado roll topped with fillets of salmon & black sesame seeds.
 It's no secret that salmon and avocado are a match made in heaven.The salmon was very fresh. A classic pairing! If you are a sushi traditionalist this is the roll for you. 

Next up, we had the Spider roll which consists of tempura soft shell crab, kani tama (Japanese fish cake & egg) cucumber, and flying fish roe. 
 DELICIOUS! Juicy soft shell crab- what's not to love?

Last, but certainly not least the salmon aburi don which consisted of seared salmon, caramelised onion sauce, and mayo topped with shallots and seaweed. 

 If you haven't had torched salmon before you should definitely try it. The salmon was so tender it flaked at the fork. It has a beautiful smoky flavour that will make you want to savour every bite. 
This dish is a MUST TRY. 

Needless to say after this feast we were pretty full ..... but then we took a look at the dessert menu. We decided on the deep fried chocolate ice cream and a strawberry ice cream shot with chocolate pebbles.

Crunchy....chocolate-y goodness! 
We love the elegant presentation of this sweet treat 

All the food came out in excellent time. After 8 years in the business they are a well oiled machine.  The staff was very hospitable- making sure we had everything we needed at all times. As I said it's not your typical sushi place. One thing I really appreciated is the effort Oishii puts into their food presentation.  The food looked as good as it tasted. It's easy to see why this place is so popular in Sunnybank Hills. If you haven't checked out Oishii Sushi Bar in Sunnybank Hills you are doing your stomach a huge disservice. 

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*AmeriAus was the guest of Oishii Sushi Bar. All opinions expressed are our own.