You have to dress up a bit for the Oishii in The South End, and it has a menu that forces you to spend a lot of money. At the Oishii in Chestnut Hill, they have some of the fun, weird, expensive items (often involving foie gras), but they also have normally priced rolls. The quality of the sushi is very high, but it's much more casual here.
Favorite Dishes (in bold):
|The Mango Roll with shrimp, cucumber, mango, and asparagus covered with spicy crisp tuna and tobiko ($15) is one of our favorites rolls.|
Tuna Tata - minced fatty tuna with some kind of wasabi sauce and white gold caviar ($18) - Those caviar were so supple, and the tuna is fresh, and there's a lot of it. It's all just so good.
|Baby Hamachi Sashimi - with jalapeno peppers, spicy radish and soy sauce ($20) - Once again, one of their simpler dishes is one of their best.|
White Tiger (Left): One of my favorites here, love the mayo
Spicy Crispy Maki (Right): Good but a little dry, could use a little jalapeño and some of the mayo sauce from the White Tiger
|Brad's Torched Maki ($16): Really good as always, but not a favorite. I'm kind of over the torched thing, I've realized.|
|Left: Amy's Maki ($16): Great but not a favorite|
Right: White Tiger again yum yum yum
Oishii Spicy Scallop Maki (front) - with scallop, black tobiko, cucumber, kaiwali (their word for radish sprouts, normally seen as kaiware), and spicy mayo ($13): I had high hopes for this roll after loving Rachel's Sushi, but the scallop here was bitter, which brought down the whole thing a bit.
|Left: Elias Maki - with unagi, tuna, cucumber, avocado, and tobiko ($11) - Good but a little mushy|
Right: Paula's Maki - with salmon, wasabi rose and avocado inside and salmon, tuna and lemon outside ($14) - Good, but only use half the lemon
|Tuna Chip: Great, but not a favorite. The other tuna dishes have more flavor.|
Katsuo: a little buttery, kinda oystery, not a favorite
Toro Tata: Fun but I don't want to keep ordering it. I like the less finely minced tuna here so much better.
Kinnoko Soup: Get this for a sick day. Unlike an immediate bowl of miso soup, this takes about fifteen minutes to make and makes at least four servings.