Please note, this branch of Oishii has now closed. Time Out Food editors, MARCH 2020.
Stokie locals have long enjoyed an enviable mix of restaurants on Church Street and Oishiii’s owner, Atique Choudhury, has contributed more than his fair share to this variety, setting up Spices (Indian) in the late 1980s, Yum Yum (Thai) in 1992 and Mercado (Mexican) in 2006. At Oishiii, a dramatic colour scheme of red, white and black prevails throughout, from a glinting scarlet faux-granite counter to a blossom-on-the-branch mural.
The restaurant benefits from a great location and offers a fairly standard Japanese menu giving roughly equal emphasis to sushi/sashimi and cooked dishes including curries, noodles, stir-fries and deep-fried dishes. And if a saké too far puts you in the mood to carouse, karaoke for up to 20 awaits in the basement.