We then took the skytrain from Granville to Metrotown for another small-scale shopping spree. Haha. It's Saturday and I must have Japanese food AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK. EU suggested Sushi Oyama. On my wishlist? Check. Sushi & sashimi? Check. Is it far from Metrotown? Not really. Okay, let's go to Sushi Oyama then!
- Mon-Sat 11:30am-10pm Sun 12pm-9pm
- Run by Koreans
- Special rolls available (but choices are not as many as Sushi Garden)
- Dine in/Take out
- Many combos available
- Suitable for families
- Modern interior
There are many seatings available. We were brought to the table-for-two near the windows.
- Garnished with cucumber strips and a slice of avocado
- This is a common appetizer, so nothing to shout about.
- Crab, mango, cucumber inside with ebi on top
- I substituted the ebi with saba because I can't eat ebi (+o.60-0.90~ extra charge).
- Saba was average; it did not have that sourness I normally find in saba.
- The sushi rice was not really sushi rice (if you understand what I mean). Similar to the ones in Sushi Garden, it did not have any vinegar flavour; it's basically the rice you cook at home. It was not sticky either.
- Crab, cucumber inside with cooked salmon, green onion, masago & bonito outside
- I wowed when this dish arrived. It looked kinda...chaotic but it actually tasted pretty good. I especially enjoyed watching those bonito flakes "moving" on the plate ;D
- The sauce was alright; luckily it was not too tasty, so it did not overwhelm the ingredients.
- I started off eating the top of the roll, where the cooked salmon was lying. It was warm and was not flaky.
I was actually tempted to try their sashimi because I found most of their special rolls do not have sashimi (so maybe that's the reason why the prices of their special rolls were comparatively lower than other restaurants). Sadly, they only offer a few types of sashimi, so I did not order any when I was ordering the rolls. After finishing the two special rolls, however, EU and I decided to order the tuna sashimi to end our meal.Tuna Sashimi-2/6
- I was pleased with the generous portion they gave us!
- However, it was very mushy; even mushier than the ones I had in Gyoza King three days ago.
- While we were having this, I overheard a lady saying the tuna "melt inside your mouth!". I was pleased by looking at her joyful face and enjoying her food :)
Sushi Oyama is not bad, but next time when I'm in Burnaby, I will rather go to Sushi Garden for their really-generous portion and the sashimi choice they offer. But if you have not tried Sushi Oyama, you should give it a try. The location and the modern interior are somewhat interesting I find ;)