Oysy

★★★★☆
  • 888 S Michigan Ave

    Chicago, IL 60605

    Cross street: 9th Street

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  • 312-922-1127

About Oysy

Hours
Mon-Thu 11:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-11pm Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-11pm Sat 5pm-11pm Sun 5pm-9pm

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Oysy is one of my favorite restaurants. They were good and held a huge meal for us. Cake was awesome. Check them out

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Oysy is one of my favorite restaurants. They were good and held a huge meal for us. Cake was awesome. Check them out

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Oysy is my favorite restaurant in town, so i made all my friends go for my birthday last week! They were great and held a huge table for us. We were a bit loud but they were understanding! Rather than cake they brought over a round of tyku shots!! Maybe it was their fault we all got a bit noisy!!

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★★★★☆

Oysy is my favorite restaurant in town, so i made all my friends go for my birthday last week! They were great and held a huge table for us. We were a bit loud but they were understanding! Rather than cake they brought over a round of tyku shots!! Maybe it was their fault we all got a bit noisy!!

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I'm an Oysy regular and would recommend it to everyone! This place has something for everyone, and it's all extremely affordable!
I went last night with my sister and shared a 3 flavor sushi plate as usual! It has this fantastic combination of flavors. My favorite it the chopped yellow tale and plum dressing!
We decided to share the rest of our meal too. We split a dragon roll, grilled octopus with this interesting miso sauce and tuna spring rolls wrapped in this insane soy paper!
neither one of us was willing to budge when it came to cocktails! We both got the restaurants new tyku cucumber cooler with sake. I's refreshing and perfect with sashimi!

2
★★★★★

I'm an Oysy regular and would recommend it to everyone! This place has something for everyone, and it's all extremely affordable!
I went last night with my sister and shared a 3 flavor sushi plate as usual! It has this fantastic combination of flavors. My favorite it the chopped yellow tale and plum dressing!
We decided to share the rest of our meal too. We split a dragon roll, grilled octopus with this interesting miso sauce and tuna spring rolls wrapped in this insane soy paper!
neither one of us was willing to budge when it came to cocktails! We both got the restaurants new tyku cucumber cooler with sake. I's refreshing and perfect with sashimi!

Pros: yummy sashimi and share plates

Cons: nothing!!!

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I went to the Oak Brook Terrace restrant. As soon as I walked in 3 people told me the kitchen was having problems and nothing hot could be served. So what, I was there for sushi anyway.
The waitress was great I order the box lunch and was going to get some other things on the side. she told me NO...was i surprised..She said it was a lot of food. She wasn't kidding. I walked out spending only $25.oo. I did get a side dish. This included a drink and tip.
Usually I spend about $50.00 or more.
Was really happy and full

2
★★★★★

I went to the Oak Brook Terrace restrant. As soon as I walked in 3 people told me the kitchen was having problems and nothing hot could be served. So what, I was there for sushi anyway.
The waitress was great I order the box lunch and was going to get some other things on the side. she told me NO...was i surprised..She said it was a lot of food. She wasn't kidding. I walked out spending only $25.oo. I did get a side dish. This included a drink and tip.
Usually I spend about $50.00 or more.
Was really happy and full

Pros: Very quite and clean

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I must say first off, that I'm not a local claiming that this is that best Japanese in town, but being somewhat of a foodie I feel I know a thing or two about good Japanese food...

I was in Chicago for a quick business trip and was craving Japanese food, which so happens to be one of my favorites

The concierge at my hotel suggested I try this place and I must say it satisfied my cravings!

I had the California Sunset and Green Turtle Maki...both were very fresh tasting and yummy! I also had a TY KU martini, which paired perfectly with the sushi I ordered...

The service was attentive and friendly, I would've went back again if I didn??t have to leave the next morning, but next time I'm in town I will definitely go again and try another one of their imaginative maki rolls!

By the way, anyone who loves modern design will love this place, very modern and clean, but still has a relaxed feeling about it

2
★★★★★

I must say first off, that I'm not a local claiming that this is that best Japanese in town, but being somewhat of a foodie I feel I know a thing or two about good Japanese food...

I was in Chicago for a quick business trip and was craving Japanese food, which so happens to be one of my favorites

The concierge at my hotel suggested I try this place and I must say it satisfied my cravings!

I had the California Sunset and Green Turtle Maki...both were very fresh tasting and yummy! I also had a TY KU martini, which paired perfectly with the sushi I ordered...

The service was attentive and friendly, I would've went back again if I didn??t have to leave the next morning, but next time I'm in town I will definitely go again and try another one of their imaginative maki rolls!

By the way, anyone who loves modern design will love this place, very modern and clean, but still has a relaxed feeling about it

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Our hotel (the Chicago Hilton) gave us the name of this nearby sushi restaurant. We called to place an order for pick-up, and were shocked at how rude the girl who took our order was. She would hardly answer our questions about the menu, and made it seem like we were wasting her time. When I went to pick up the order, I found the restaurant closed a full 1/2 hour before the listed time on THEIR website. There were people still inside, but the hostess I interacted there was so rude that I was forced to leave without our order after waiting for her to open the door for five minutes as she chatted on her cell phone.

I tried to leave the owner of this restaurant an email, but there was no contact email on the website. Sadly, I'll never know if the food was good because of the horrible service. Note to owner: train or fire your staff. Or shut yourself down.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Our hotel (the Chicago Hilton) gave us the name of this nearby sushi restaurant. We called to place an order for pick-up, and were shocked at how rude the girl who took our order was. She would hardly answer our questions about the menu, and made it seem like we were wasting her time. When I went to pick up the order, I found the restaurant closed a full 1/2 hour before the listed time on THEIR website. There were people still inside, but the hostess I interacted there was so rude that I was forced to leave without our order after waiting for her to open the door for five minutes as she chatted on her cell phone.

I tried to leave the owner of this restaurant an email, but there was no contact email on the website. Sadly, I'll never know if the food was good because of the horrible service. Note to owner: train or fire your staff. Or shut yourself down.

Cons: obnoxious service

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I came here with some friends for the first time to try sushi. i love this place. it was really nice. good prices and good environment. i recommend this place.

3
★★★☆☆

I came here with some friends for the first time to try sushi. i love this place. it was really nice. good prices and good environment. i recommend this place.

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Let me just tell you.... horrible service. The waitress was nowhere to be found. That was after the hostess had pointed us to the table, and we asked if we could be seated outside instead. I swear she ROLLED her eyes and threw the menus on the table. We felt outraged- I should have left right there. But decided to stay and masochistically wait forever for a drink and than food, that was mediocre and tasteless. the servings also are really small, which does not go together with the quality. Had to get up and ask for two sauce plates.
I work in the industry and if I saw that hostesses' behavior, she would be fired on the spot. Location can only get you as far...

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★☆☆☆☆

Let me just tell you.... horrible service. The waitress was nowhere to be found. That was after the hostess had pointed us to the table, and we asked if we could be seated outside instead. I swear she ROLLED her eyes and threw the menus on the table. We felt outraged- I should have left right there. But decided to stay and masochistically wait forever for a drink and than food, that was mediocre and tasteless. the servings also are really small, which does not go together with the quality. Had to get up and ask for two sauce plates.
I work in the industry and if I saw that hostesses' behavior, she would be fired on the spot. Location can only get you as far...

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My office has ordered from this restaurant in the past. Let me just say, there's never anything left behind! The sushi is prepared and displayed very nicely and is simply delicious.

4
★★★★☆

My office has ordered from this restaurant in the past. Let me just say, there's never anything left behind! The sushi is prepared and displayed very nicely and is simply delicious.

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LOVE this place!! Great outdoor seating and great service. The servers are very nice. But the guys behind the sushi bar are the best!!! Very helpful and charismatic. The sushi is to die for. I work on Wacker dr. and my coworkers and I will catch a cab just to eat lunch at OYSY. Their lunch menue is amazing, but come hungry because the lunch specials include a lot!!! And for a great price too!! Amazing seaweed cucumber salad and miso soup too!!

2
★★★★★

LOVE this place!! Great outdoor seating and great service. The servers are very nice. But the guys behind the sushi bar are the best!!! Very helpful and charismatic. The sushi is to die for. I work on Wacker dr. and my coworkers and I will catch a cab just to eat lunch at OYSY. Their lunch menue is amazing, but come hungry because the lunch specials include a lot!!! And for a great price too!! Amazing seaweed cucumber salad and miso soup too!!

Pros: ambience

Cons: Far from work

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Oysy was recommended to me as a reasonably priced place with good sushi. This is far from the case, we went to the Grand location and I believe who ever wrote the reviews that this place is good works is hired by them. The prices are reasonable but the food is not good. We had several different options and I cant say I need to try any of them again in life. The fish did not seem fresh, we even tried cooked food in hope that would be better. The sesame scallops sounds good on the menu but were terrible in quality and taste. The firecracker roll is likely your best bet, even that is just OK. If you like and have had good sushi or just good fish for that matter you will not enjoy this place.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Oysy was recommended to me as a reasonably priced place with good sushi. This is far from the case, we went to the Grand location and I believe who ever wrote the reviews that this place is good works is hired by them. The prices are reasonable but the food is not good. We had several different options and I cant say I need to try any of them again in life. The fish did not seem fresh, we even tried cooked food in hope that would be better. The sesame scallops sounds good on the menu but were terrible in quality and taste. The firecracker roll is likely your best bet, even that is just OK. If you like and have had good sushi or just good fish for that matter you will not enjoy this place.

Pros: The service was OK

Cons: food

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I was so excited to try Oysy after reading all of the great reviews. They really must hire people to write those good reviews. My boyfriend and I love sushi and were thrilled to be seated right away on a Sunday night. We were then completely ignored for the rest of the evening aside from once, when our waitress came over to bring me the wrong beer, and twice to bring our food. We waited 40 minutes before getting our first roll- (we ordered the summer) and we were saddened by the small size- a measly five pieces. Our drinks were never refilled and after waiting another 20 minutes for our second roll I asked to speak with a manager and was told that there was no one available. We ordered our check before we received our dynamite roll and though hungry, could barely gulp it down (the tempura tasted like deep fried play dough) before we took the fast plane out of there. All we could do was laugh at what a terrible experience it was.
If you enjoy wasting your money, eating tiny portions of mediocre and bland food, and feeling as if you do not exist- try Oysey- short for NOT delicious.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I was so excited to try Oysy after reading all of the great reviews. They really must hire people to write those good reviews. My boyfriend and I love sushi and were thrilled to be seated right away on a Sunday night. We were then completely ignored for the rest of the evening aside from once, when our waitress came over to bring me the wrong beer, and twice to bring our food. We waited 40 minutes before getting our first roll- (we ordered the summer) and we were saddened by the small size- a measly five pieces. Our drinks were never refilled and after waiting another 20 minutes for our second roll I asked to speak with a manager and was told that there was no one available. We ordered our check before we received our dynamite roll and though hungry, could barely gulp it down (the tempura tasted like deep fried play dough) before we took the fast plane out of there. All we could do was laugh at what a terrible experience it was.
If you enjoy wasting your money, eating tiny portions of mediocre and bland food, and feeling as if you do not exist- try Oysey- short for NOT delicious.

Pros: atmosphere is sparse chic

Cons: no managers available to take your complaints

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I like this place and I don't even eat sushi! My friends who did get sushi seemed to really like it though. The beef teriyaki was good and the waiters were great so it's definitely a place I'd come to again.

4
★★★★☆

I like this place and I don't even eat sushi! My friends who did get sushi seemed to really like it though. The beef teriyaki was good and the waiters were great so it's definitely a place I'd come to again.

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Delicious is right... a-MAZ-ing is dead on... I was looking for an affordable wrap up to my one day in downtown Chicago that was within a reasonable distance from Navy Pier and the blue line... A quick cab ride got me there and the menu kept me there, until my short walk back to the train. Wide variety- many reasonably priced options, wide drink list, for you drinkers, although I went with the Pom. Spritzer. Yum!!!I also got the $32 chef's choice... 18 pcs of incredible sushi... But nothing touched he miso- Just incredible. The best I've had! And the service is the best (get a seat near the window- good people watching opportunities!)

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★★★★★

Delicious is right... a-MAZ-ing is dead on... I was looking for an affordable wrap up to my one day in downtown Chicago that was within a reasonable distance from Navy Pier and the blue line... A quick cab ride got me there and the menu kept me there, until my short walk back to the train. Wide variety- many reasonably priced options, wide drink list, for you drinkers, although I went with the Pom. Spritzer. Yum!!!I also got the $32 chef's choice... 18 pcs of incredible sushi... But nothing touched he miso- Just incredible. The best I've had! And the service is the best (get a seat near the window- good people watching opportunities!)

Pros: service, location, food, value

Cons: parking? kinda far down michigan..

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My husband and I are big sushi aficionados, and we've been looking for delicious sushi all over Chicago for 5 years now. We're really in it for the fresh sashimi, and only the freshest will satisfy us. We have tried most of the highly recommended sushi joints in Chicago, and had settled on Tsunami as the only place to get consistently fresh, high-quality sushi. That is, until we discovered OYSY. This place is nothing short of amazing: every piece of fish was extremely fresh, thick-cut, artfully prepared and presented, the presentation, atmosphere, and service were great-- all in all, a perfect evening. Best of all, it's relatively cheap, and we were free to order lots of sake, rolls, a-la-carte maki, and dessert without driving the price sky-high. This is *the* place to go in Chicago for fresh, delicious sushi.

2
★★★★★

My husband and I are big sushi aficionados, and we've been looking for delicious sushi all over Chicago for 5 years now. We're really in it for the fresh sashimi, and only the freshest will satisfy us. We have tried most of the highly recommended sushi joints in Chicago, and had settled on Tsunami as the only place to get consistently fresh, high-quality sushi. That is, until we discovered OYSY. This place is nothing short of amazing: every piece of fish was extremely fresh, thick-cut, artfully prepared and presented, the presentation, atmosphere, and service were great-- all in all, a perfect evening. Best of all, it's relatively cheap, and we were free to order lots of sake, rolls, a-la-carte maki, and dessert without driving the price sky-high. This is *the* place to go in Chicago for fresh, delicious sushi.

Pros: Ultra-fresh sushi, reasonable price, excellent service.

Cons: Parking

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I have not had good sushi in the U.S. outside of Los Angeles (and even high end New York sushi bars are somewhat lacking) and was very surprised by the qaulity of the sushi at Izagaya on Grand. The sushi is the best I have had outside of L.A. and Tokyo. The name is a little funny or else a play on words- the actual Japanese word would be "Izakaya" and "Oysy" would be "Oishii", so I guess the owners were just playing with the words. I highly recommend the sake (raw salmon) and hamachi (yellowtail). Staff is very friendly. I hope to travel to chicago on buisness more often so that I can revisit this restaurant. The restaurant is also very bright and sleek inside and very energetic. I have nothing but good things to say about the Grand Ave. location and have recommended it to my Chicago associates.

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★★★☆☆

I have not had good sushi in the U.S. outside of Los Angeles (and even high end New York sushi bars are somewhat lacking) and was very surprised by the qaulity of the sushi at Izagaya on Grand. The sushi is the best I have had outside of L.A. and Tokyo. The name is a little funny or else a play on words- the actual Japanese word would be "Izakaya" and "Oysy" would be "Oishii", so I guess the owners were just playing with the words. I highly recommend the sake (raw salmon) and hamachi (yellowtail). Staff is very friendly. I hope to travel to chicago on buisness more often so that I can revisit this restaurant. The restaurant is also very bright and sleek inside and very energetic. I have nothing but good things to say about the Grand Ave. location and have recommended it to my Chicago associates.

Pros: Fish quality

Cons: none that I can think of

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This was my first sushi experience and I am hooked! Our server was very informative, we ordered a couple of her suggestions and were very happy with the results. We had the Rainbow Maki, Spicy Tuna, Spicy California, Red Snapper Nigiri (delicious). We also tried a few cooked dishes: Teriyaki Chicken, Soft shell crab tempura and Grilled Shrimp with cilantro. The warm sake was excellent (I didn't think I would like it, but I did). I ordered the green tea ice cream for dessert which was also very pleasing to my pallate. I was a little nervous about the whole "raw food" experience but pleasantly surprised to find that sushi is DELICIOUS! All of our food tasted very fresh, I would definitely recommend OYSY to anyone visiting Chicago (or anyone who lives in Chicago) who asks "Where can I find a good sushi restaurant?". I will definitely visit this restaurant again.

2
★★★★★

This was my first sushi experience and I am hooked! Our server was very informative, we ordered a couple of her suggestions and were very happy with the results. We had the Rainbow Maki, Spicy Tuna, Spicy California, Red Snapper Nigiri (delicious). We also tried a few cooked dishes: Teriyaki Chicken, Soft shell crab tempura and Grilled Shrimp with cilantro. The warm sake was excellent (I didn't think I would like it, but I did). I ordered the green tea ice cream for dessert which was also very pleasing to my pallate. I was a little nervous about the whole "raw food" experience but pleasantly surprised to find that sushi is DELICIOUS! All of our food tasted very fresh, I would definitely recommend OYSY to anyone visiting Chicago (or anyone who lives in Chicago) who asks "Where can I find a good sushi restaurant?". I will definitely visit this restaurant again.

Pros: Great prices, informative servers (well, at least ours was), soothing ambiance

Cons: Restaurant could be bigger

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I went to four different sushi restaurants in Chicago while in town for a convention. Oysy was by far the best. The rolls were innovative and fresh. The service was excellent, although it was a lunch-time lull when I was there. I was extremely pleased with my experience, and when I go back to Chicago, I will not be troubling myself looking for a sushi restaurant; I've found the only one I need.

2
★★★★★

I went to four different sushi restaurants in Chicago while in town for a convention. Oysy was by far the best. The rolls were innovative and fresh. The service was excellent, although it was a lunch-time lull when I was there. I was extremely pleased with my experience, and when I go back to Chicago, I will not be troubling myself looking for a sushi restaurant; I've found the only one I need.

Pros: Sushi, sushi, sushi

Cons: surrounding area leaves a little to be desired

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Honestly, I have cravings for some of the rolls on this menu. There are some fabulous and delicious things on this menu. Summer roll, Winter roll, Green turtle, Chicago Crazy, oh and the Flaming Dynamite. I love this restaurant. The sushi is fantastic, the service is friendly. I venture to say that it is the very best sushi in the city!

2
★★★★★

Honestly, I have cravings for some of the rolls on this menu. There are some fabulous and delicious things on this menu. Summer roll, Winter roll, Green turtle, Chicago Crazy, oh and the Flaming Dynamite. I love this restaurant. The sushi is fantastic, the service is friendly. I venture to say that it is the very best sushi in the city!

Pros: the food is delicous! service is wonderful!

Cons: a little to bright.

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Great pricing within this sleek sushi bar. The place is a bit "noisey" though with hard surfaces and a wide open space. They have a very funny Japanese video they play at the bar on repeat.

I have been there many times and I must say the service at the bar is much more pleasing and attentive. My server, I think "Jasy" was most delightful and great at helping me pick out new combiniations and quick to advise based on my tastes. If more places offered such beautiful women at the bar and great smiles, then they would sure be competition for this place, but they don't, so that's why OYSY is such a unique + hip place.

BTW Sunday is my most favorite "quiet" night and is a completely different vibe.

2
★★★★☆

Great pricing within this sleek sushi bar. The place is a bit "noisey" though with hard surfaces and a wide open space. They have a very funny Japanese video they play at the bar on repeat.

I have been there many times and I must say the service at the bar is much more pleasing and attentive. My server, I think "Jasy" was most delightful and great at helping me pick out new combiniations and quick to advise based on my tastes. If more places offered such beautiful women at the bar and great smiles, then they would sure be competition for this place, but they don't, so that's why OYSY is such a unique + hip place.

BTW Sunday is my most favorite "quiet" night and is a completely different vibe.

Pros: good price, beautiful servers, location

Cons: noisey, slow sometimes, weird name

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This place is horrible compared to its counterpart on Grand. Don't waste your time here when you could get better service and better quality at the other location. The food just does not taste good either.

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★★☆☆☆

This place is horrible compared to its counterpart on Grand. Don't waste your time here when you could get better service and better quality at the other location. The food just does not taste good either.

Cons: Unfriendly service, Taste

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I walked two miles each way to get to this place and it was well worth it! I had two rolls that were both huge and delicious and the soft shell crab tempura which came with a delightful sauce. The menu has too many different types of sushi to choose from so take a big group so you can try them all. The service was excellent and very friendly. I can't wait to go back!

2
★★★★★

I walked two miles each way to get to this place and it was well worth it! I had two rolls that were both huge and delicious and the soft shell crab tempura which came with a delightful sauce. The menu has too many different types of sushi to choose from so take a big group so you can try them all. The service was excellent and very friendly. I can't wait to go back!

Pros: Excellent sushi, Great Service!

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So far I have had three lovely experiences at Oysy, and it is quickly becoming my favorite sushi place in Chicago. From it's beautiful and well-lit sushi bar to it's prompt and friendly waitstaff, to it's oddball location, it is an all around joy to eat at Oysy. The food is creative and delicious (though the izagaya portions are small, like tapas). It is easy to eat a very nice dinner on the cheap and still get some beautifully composed and tasty dishes.

2
★★★★☆

So far I have had three lovely experiences at Oysy, and it is quickly becoming my favorite sushi place in Chicago. From it's beautiful and well-lit sushi bar to it's prompt and friendly waitstaff, to it's oddball location, it is an all around joy to eat at Oysy. The food is creative and delicious (though the izagaya portions are small, like tapas). It is easy to eat a very nice dinner on the cheap and still get some beautifully composed and tasty dishes.

Pros: special miso, cool green room, friendly staff

Cons: very large TV, sortof cafeteria feel

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I'M USUALLY VERY PICKY ABOUT SUSHI. AND THE NIGHT ME AND MY FRIEND WENT, I WANTED THAI FOOD. I WAS SO PLEASENTLY SURPRISED BY THE FOOD THAT I'M DYING TO GO BACK. I HAD EVERYTHING FROM MAKI ROLL TO SALAMO SUSHI TO GRILLED OYSTERS TO THE GREEN TEA ICE CREAM. EVERYTHING WAS SO GOOD! AND THE PRICES ARE GREAT FOR GROUPS TO SHARE! IF YOU ENJOY SUSHI, YOU'LL LOVE OYSY!

2
★★★★★

I'M USUALLY VERY PICKY ABOUT SUSHI. AND THE NIGHT ME AND MY FRIEND WENT, I WANTED THAI FOOD. I WAS SO PLEASENTLY SURPRISED BY THE FOOD THAT I'M DYING TO GO BACK. I HAD EVERYTHING FROM MAKI ROLL TO SALAMO SUSHI TO GRILLED OYSTERS TO THE GREEN TEA ICE CREAM. EVERYTHING WAS SO GOOD! AND THE PRICES ARE GREAT FOR GROUPS TO SHARE! IF YOU ENJOY SUSHI, YOU'LL LOVE OYSY!

Pros: AFFORDABLE, TASTE OF FOOD

Cons: PARKING, BAR AREA, TOO SMALL

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This is a special restaurant and really different from the typical Chicago style restuarants. It will be the place to "be seen." Great food. More than a typical sushi place. Highly reccommend it.

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★★★★★

This is a special restaurant and really different from the typical Chicago style restuarants. It will be the place to "be seen." Great food. More than a typical sushi place. Highly reccommend it.

Pros: Fun atmosphere, great food, good service

Cons: Parking

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