Before going to Metrotown to do some shopping, we went to Sushi Oyama to fuel up. Just two or three blocks away on Kingsway, Sushi Oyama is in a house-like building that gives the restaurant a memorable feel. I actually wanted to try Black Dragon Sushi which was a block away but they were closed. I think because it was a Monday.
The Seaweed Salad was nicely presented and even came with a piece of avocado as well as fish roe. The seaweed was crunchy and well marinated. Ok there really isn’t a seaweed salad I don’t like but this seems to be one of the better ones.
This was the Volcano roll and you can choose to have it with spicy tuna or salmon sashimi. The presentation was really pretty but there was just way too much sauce here! I couldn’t taste the tuna or the chopped scallop at all…I hardly knew it was even there. The spicy salmon was also drenched in an overly sweet sauce which wasn’t spicy at all.
This was the Snow roll which we ordered because it was winter haha and also we originally wanted something called the Black Pearl but they didn’t have it that day. The Snow roll didn’t end up being very special since it seemed like a fancier smoked salmon and cream cheese roll with better salmon and the middle had a small pile of salad. It wasn’t cheap either so we should’ve picked something else.
They seem to have a lot more creative special rolls now but they’re pretty expensive since half of them are $11+ and I think they used to have less special rolls but the ones they had were a bit cheaper. Otherwise, I think they’re still pretty decent. Or I just come for the nostalgic memories since I used to come a lot.