Thursday, April 5, 2012

Oyama - Brisbane Fortitude Valley

The best sushi in Fortitude Valley? We were there on a Sunday lunch, wandering around Fortitude Valley in Brisbane and wondering where in the world Brisbaners go on a Sunday. It was in a relatively deserted place (or so it seemed on a Sunday). Nonetheless, we decided to risk it as we entered the relatively empty Jap restaurant filled with employees and chefs who spoke Mandarin.

We decided on two simple dishes - a tempura scallop and a sushi platter. The "Isoba" ($12.50) was just some bits of scallops rolled in seaweed then deep fried with tempura batter. This was rather interesting. Squishy subtly sweet scallops in a crunchy battered outside. It was, however, really quite a small portion for its price.

Isoba - $12.50

The Sushi Platter ($39.90) was relatively simple. Yummy fresh nigiri. There was salmon, tuna, king fish, prawns, roe, scallop, egg... etc. Everything was simple yet tasty. Not bad at all :)

Sushi Platter - $39.90

Overall, the food was relatively good. Or maybe we were just surprised that such a dingy looking restaurant could turn out relatively yummy and fresh jap food? :)

Food - 8/10
Service - 7/10
Ambiance - 6.5/10
Value for money - 6.5/10
Overall - 28/40

Oyama Japanese Restaurant
115 Wickham Street
Fortitude Valley
Brisbane, 4006
Tel: (07) 3257 0738

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