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Oishii Sushi

Seth Ditchik | | May 31, 2000 01:21 PM

I had my socks blown off at Oishii Sushi last night in Chestnut Hill. The place is tiny--15 seats--but the food is amazing. We asked for omakase (chef's choice) and were treated to a selection of dishes that were delicious and beautifully prepared. Uni tempura, with dipping sauce. A wonderfully flavored mushroom soup with vegetables in a simple peppery broth. Spicy shrimp atop shiso leaf. Scallop rolls served in a bowl, surrounded by salmon roe and topped with whipped quail egg and caviar. Hamachi tata, a salmon mousse served in a bowl set in crushed ice. We also tried our hands at shako, which looks like a cross between a lobster tail and a shrimp, tastes similar to crab, and is imported from Japan.

The chef was trained at Nobu in New York, and the restaurant is certainly a jewel in the Boston sushi scene, no stranger to high-quality sushi.