delicious traditional japanese food, unique spicy tuna, great place, great value, dirty fingernails, warm atmosphere, perfect size
Just OK. I went to this place the second time. The menu is bland compare to other sushi restaurant but the quality is Ok.
I met a friend there while on my trip to the metro. The food was delicious. My sushi experience is novice at best but the chef preparing the food asked what I liked and did not like and along with my friend we tried 5-6 various items from light yellowtail all the way to spicy crab rolls. All were exceedingly delicious. Having traveled for a living since 1980 very few restaurants still overly impress me but this was great. The owners wife introduced herself and the remainder of the staff made sure our wine glass was full and we had fresh items to eat as the evening progressed. A great evening and its obvious by how full it was towards the end that others know about it as well.
Best Japanese Food in the South Bay!!. I love Japanese food and make it a point to try out different restaurants when I travel but O-sho has the best sushi AND Japanese cuisine by far! The service is quick for the bustling warm atmosphere and the hostess is especially welcoming. With a good selection of imported Japanese beers and the freshest fish in town (never smells fishy) I have to say I love the place. The beef teriyaki is amazingly sweet and tender and the meal is a great value with a ton of sides. I definitely would recommend this south bay treasure to anyone!
Use to be great, not anymore.
I have been going to O-Sho for at least 12 years. The food and service has become pretty sloppy. Last night my wife and I got our meals with at least 10 minutes separation. The restraunt was not very busy. My Sushi was made with very warm rice and was super sloppy. It was piles of rice and fish with a band of nori that didn't make it around the rice. The Tempura was very greasy and not hot. The chicken was full of gristle and not fully cooked. Our waitress had very dirty fingernails that I noticed because she carried my soup with her fingers in the bowls of soup.
As I sat there unhappy with my food I looked around and wondered why this place hasn't done anything since they opened to decorate the interior. It is super loud and hard on the ears. No art on the walls. A utility shelf behind the sushi bar that looks like it should be in a garage. The fish in the sushi bar case is stored very sloopy.
This place better get it together. They seem to be resting on their laurels with past "best of the beach" ratings. There are several other sushi places in town that offer far better service and better quality food with out dirty fingernails.
Great value for a lunch special!. We've been going to O-sho for lunch for many years. They have one of the best valued lunch specials in the area! For under $7, you get miso, salad, 2 gyoza, rice, chicken teriyaki, and tempura! For under $7!! Sodas are "by-the-can" so you're better off sticking with water or iced tea. Sushi there is good, but not particularly remarkable or inexpensive. Tables tend to be small, so this is not an ideal spot for a large group. Keep it to 4 or fewer and you'll be quite pleased.
Great local sushi joint!. This place has wonderful traditional Japanese food, served quickly and is delicious! My friend ordered an authentic Japanese dish that wasn't on the menu, and they prepared it perfectly! Their lunch specials are a perfect size and reasonably priced. It does get crowded during the lunch hour, but it's definitely worth it! This is a tiny local place that is just what the south bay needs, in terms of real Japanese food!
This place is great.
All of our sushi was fresh and delicious.
Their spicy tuna is unique and incredibly good.
Service was a little frantic, sitting at the bar is
a good idea as the chefs are attentive and
Can be packed on weeknights, especially on
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