From now on when I hear the term "cooking with fire" I will be thinking of Oishi's. This place isn't just a restaurant, it's an experience. You go there when you're craving some good food and some entertainment to make the time fly by.
It was the beginning of summer and a girls night out was long overdue. Don't worry, gentleman, Oishi is friendly to both genders.
The two ring-leaders of this outing picked the location, so for once my urbanspoon app was getting a night off.
Now, I don't know about you but I always have a bit of apprehension in my heart when it comes to trying a new sushi place. I'm fearless with any other type of cuisine but it just seems like there's so much that can go wrong with this particular fare.
We were seated surrounding a grill. Let me make sure I'm perfectly clear. There wasn't a grill at the table. The grill basically was the table.
The sushi is good, but if you're looking to up the experience and entertainment level, go for the habachi.
Quick side note, I would be remiss if I didn't take a moment to mention the pot stickers. So. Good.
Now, you're probably thinking that this doesn't sound much different than any other restaurant. Where's the experience? Where's the fire? Here's where the entertainment comes in. When you order the habachi, there's a chef that comes to your grill/table (grable? tabill?) and cooks your food right in front of you.
You start out with some fresh fried rice. This could practically be a meal in and of itself, but I'm not going to stop there. Next, they grill up your vegetables and your protein. Seafood, steak, chicken, tofu, whatever suits your fancy.
As it's being grilled, you better be on the watch out and ready for a workout. The chef starts going around the table and tossing pieces into your mouth. Yep, that's right. You get to play a good ol' fashioned game of food toss. And mom won't even yell at you for playing with your food. All of this is going on while he is
You can finish it off with a couple different dessert options. Here was mine:
Oh, yes my friends. That is absolutely deep fried ice cream. Pretty sinful with none of the regrets.
All in all, you go to this place for a good time. The good news is you don't even have to get the phone number of the side of a bathroom stall. ;)
$10 - $20
100 Public Works Dr
Chesterfield, MO 63005
1 day ago