Newtown >Oishi Japanese Thai & Korean
Best sushi in Newtown. Oishi is not only my favorite sushi restaurant in Newtown it is my favorite restaurant in Newtown. The food is consistently superb. It is true that sometimes they are very busy and the service is a little choppy but it is never for a lack of trying. The staff is always friendly. The newtown yuppie roll is a favorite along with the spicy crunchy tuna roll.
Great food, bad service..especially front desk. Food is great..Ambiance is great...The hibachi chefs are awesome...Service is bad, disorganized. You make a reservation for a Thu-Sat evening and they are never ready with a table. People who don't not make a reservation may get in before you. Also,if you call for a take out, people on the phone are rude.
True sushi chef dazzles. A lot of other japanese restaurants these days candy coat their "neo-sushi" with layers and layers of sauce, by a so called chef (aka cheap labor for hire) to disguise the flavors with sugar essentially. But the owner here really understands fish and the subtle flavors of each of his ingredients. He doesn't need to smother his sushi in anything. And you can't find any of their special rolls anywhere else because each is truly unique and one of a kind...and truly delicious! I've definitely caught on to other restaurants that try to pass off some funky colored roll as a specialty...but this place is really different. Think their skill and level is at par, if not better than some of the renowned sushi restaurants in nyc.
Bad Service. The food is decent, the atmosphere is nice, but the service is really hit-or-miss. There is a particular waiter there who is not at all accommodating and is quite rude, which really makes the dining experience an unpleasant one. I have been to Oishi a few times and I am confident in asserting that the lack of service was not an isolated event. Unfortunately, Oishi is one-of-a-kind establishment in Newtown. For those who want decent Japanese, Thai, & Korean fare locally, experiencing poor service is the price to be paid. Because service is part of the dining experience for me, I am more than willing to travel to Center City Philadelphia or New Jersey for a complete and worthwhile dining experience. I will not be returning to Oishi again, as my time and money are not worth poor service.
A regular for me!. Food is excellent, always fresh and consistent. BYOB which I love. Wait staff is friendly and attentive. Environment is clean, the space is a little noisy when they have a full house. Make sure you call for a reservation on weekends.
My Favorite. I go to this restaurant almost every week. I read other reviews and agree that it is busy, but any good restaurant is. If you don't want it to be busy go on Sunday night. The service is always with a smile and all staff seems to work incredibly hard. The sushi is the best I have found, and everything I have tried beyond sushi has been delicious as well. I'm going to ask that you don't go, so that I don't have to wait even longer to get into this restaurant.
Absolutely delicious - Best Sushi ever!!!. This place is absolutely the BEST!!!! The food is incredibly delicious and simple - they don't try to over do it but at the same time, some of the dishes are creative and one of kind. They have a nice assortment of Korean, Japanese and Fusion-type dishes. And you can't forget about the sushi of course - fresh, fresh, fresh. The rolls are huge - plenty of fish...and if you want an alternative to soy sauce - try dipping in some of Sae's special sauces...all homemade and incredibly tasty!!!
Terrible Service. The sushi here was good. Certainly not Blue Fin good, but good. Our big problem was the service. They were highly disorganized and confused at who should be seated next, they are a byob but did not have an ice bucket for the sake we brought, etc... It just felt like amatures trying their hand at fine dining.
Best Japanese food in Lower Bucks County.
Lower Bucks County has a dearth of great eating places, and International food is even harder to come by. If you're tired of pizza and pasta -- which is what most of the restaurants and Newtown and Yardley offer -- you're limited.
Oishi is a breath of fresh air. It's one of the only -- if not the only -- place to get sushi and Japanese food around Newtown/Yardley. They renovated their dining room and added a small hibachi room (4 tables) and now the ambience is more "date night" than "group dining." But, the food remains yummy. I go here often for lunch because for $9, I get a great "bento box" that includes a choice of entree (beef/chicken bulgogi and shrimp tempura are great), a cone of white or whole wheat rice, fried gyoza, cold noodle salad, California roll, and lettuce salad. Oh, and the lunch includes miso soup to start. This is certainly one of the healthiest and filling lunch deals in town.
As for dinner, Oishi is a BYOB, so you have to remember to bring the wine or beer when you eat there. And if you plan to go on a Friday or Saturday night you may need to call ahead to make reservations since the wait can be really long without one. Their sushi menu is extensive and creative, but it also includes the usual for those with less adventures palates.
The service may be inconsistently slow or quick, so I wouldn't eat here on a Friday or Saturday night if you're in a rush to get to a movie. And, the tables are close together so it's not the most romantic restaurant for hushed conversations. But, if you want your sushi fix, or to take the kids to a hibachi place, this is the place to go.
very bad place. Bad service, very rude owner, and staff. In the middle of having dinner of 20 people the owner approached our table without any apology gave us a check and asked us to leave the table due to another reservation. We were shocked when we could not even finish our main course that was still hot. Are you for real? We can?t even have desert? We asked reply was NO, you have to leave. WOW! That was really rude and unprofessional, first time for me. What?s the worse that could happen people could wait for 10 minutes for the table, I had to before, and everyone had. We had the worse experience ever, at this place. We will never go there again. Not worth it. Hate this restaurant. When we got up to leave the staff did not even blink. I don?t have any other explanation to describe this experience than: selfish and r a c i s t.
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