50 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
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Oysy

Neighborhoods: Near North Side
Cuisine: Japanese, Lunch, Lunch specials

Oysy is a Japanese, Lunch, and Lunch specials restaurant where most Menuism users came for a business meeting, paid between $10 and $25, and tipped less than 15%.

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justin

 Los Angeles, CA
 

Steamed -me, not my tea

Living in the South Loop, I’ve been to the Oysy on on Michigan more times than I care to count, but this was my first time to the one on Grand. The decor is similar, but with slightly different chairs. Still pretty minimalist and modern. The food is essentially the same here and I opted for the lunch box special for $12. I noticed 2 differences with the lunch box:

  • South Loop one comes with Tofu Salad and this one gives you a Tofu Patty
  • South Loop one has fruit loops colored tempura (and a bit sweet) whereas this one has normal tempura batter

The meal was mostly fine until:

  1. I asked for a refill on my green tea.
  2. No tea yet. Then asked again.
  3. No tea yet. Then asked again.
  4. No tea yet. And again. Either they had no more tea or decided that 1 cup of tea was enough for me.
  5. Oh, then they tried to rush us out after we paid the check even though we’d only been there about an hour.

I expect better service from a Japanese restaurant that tries to be upscale with fancy decor and smallish portions.

Lunch Box with Sesame Salmon

The sesame seed paste topically applied to the salmon is a bit odd. Without it, the salmon has very little taste. I’m gonna stick to the greilled eel next time.

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MaureenC

 Chicago, IL
 

I don't know what happened to the review I...

I don’t know what happened to the review I just posted. How annoying!

But here’s what I said about this place in a nutshell: not impressive.

For a place that is in downtown Chicago, I would expect a tastier batch of sushi. Not this place. In fact, it’s quiet STATUS QUO. For a place named after the japanese word for “delicious”, this place misses the mark. I would expect their type of sushi from a place like House of Sushi and Noodles; I expected better from this place.

Not only are their sushi just average, service is below average as well. Waitress did not introduce herself. Hardly checked up on us. At least she paid attention to my water. O yes, I forgot to mention, they don’t wait for you to finish your appetizer before they bring on the main dishes. That is a big turn-off for me, when they don’t wait for you to finish your soup, edamame, or watever you’re having for appetizer!

Dessert menu is disappointing as well. It consists of only 1 item: mochi ice cream. BLAH. Thanks but no thanks.

This place? EH. Nothing special really. Not impressed. Would rather go to House of Sushi and Noodles, since they have the same caliber of their sushi.

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Japanese Near North Accepts credit cards
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Mon-Thu 11:30AM - 10:30PM
Fri-Sat 11:30AM - 11:30PM
Sun 11:30AM - 09:00PM
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Oysy is located near the cities of Pilsen, Armour Square, Near South Side, Mc Kinley Park, and Near West Side.
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