I’ve been enjoying sushi since I was about 10, but I’d never heard of the concept of all-you-can-eat sushi before I moved to Las Vegas. Then I stumbled across Oyshi. While there are several all-you-can-eat sushi restaurants in the valley, I have to say that Oyshi is one of my favorites.
For sushi snobs, I would categorize Oyshi falling somewhere in the middle of the sushi spectrum, with the stuff you can pick up at the grocery store on one end, and a place like Bar Masa, that gets fresh fish flown in daily from Tsukiji market in Tokyo, on the other end. But in lieu of dropping $300 per person at Bar Masa, Oyshi has some really great sushi.
My favorite roll is the Spicy Tuna Crunch roll. It’s made with tuna, jalapeno and cream cheese, then the roll is flash fried in tempura batter. The outside is crunchy and warm, while the cream cheese and tuna stay cool on the inside, helping to abate the flavor explosion from the jalapenos. There isn’t just sushi on the all-you-can-eat menu, items like miso soup, seaweed salad, tempura, and mochi ice cream are included as well. Sashimi however, can only be ordered a la carte.
While any size group can enjoy Oyshi, it’s a great place to go with a group. They have private party rooms and sharing sushi is always fun, especially when you know everyone’s food bill will be the same. (Sharing is allowed as long as everyone orders all-you-can-eat). I dread getting sushi and when the bill comes, suddenly your friends have amnesia about what they ordered.
To make your experience at Oyshi better, I’ll share some advice. Order a few rolls at a time. Don’t let your eyes be bigger than your stomach because they will try to charge you the a la carte price for anything you don’t eat. Skip the Teriyaki. And make sure you go hungry.