[Shanghai Girl Eats] Sushi Oyama 鮨 大山 (2)
Sushi Oyama 鮨 大山 | Dianping
Address: 2/F, 20 Donghu Lu near Huaihai Zhong Lu / 东湖路20号2楼(近淮海中路)
Date visited: 2017.03
Price: RMB¥1,400 omakase set per person
Will return: Yes
I love the classics. New restaurants don’t really interest me until my guinea pig friends have visited, tested, and vouched for them. Otherwise, just let me eat what I already like. Unadventurous and high maintenance, I know.
Sushi Oyama is one of the OG omakase places in Shanghai and it is one of my two favorite sushi places in Shanghai (the other being Chef Kevin Lin’s Sushi Naoki 鮨直輝). When I go to omakases, I usually ask the chef to only give me sashimi and sushi pieces and none of the side dish courses. At Sushi Oyama, I don’t make any demands and eat everything Oyama-san hands me. Oyama-san is my man (who doesn’t know he is my man).
Omakases are very expensive in Shanghai. The price of Sushi Oyama has gone up significantly in the last few years; it is now RMB1,400 per person. This is on par with other omakases in Shanghai that clock in between RMB1,300-1,500 these days. Also see my previous Sushi Oyama post here.
I didn’t keep track of the names of all the pieces during this visit so I’ll do my best here. Every piece (including the nameless) was excellent.
Botan ebi (shrimp) and hotate (scallop) with sprinkles of salt
Marinated shirako (codfish milt)
Akamai (lean tuna)
Uni (sea urchin)
Chutoro (medium fatty tuna)
Kohada (gizzard shad)
Minced toro (tuna) handroll
Ikura (salmon roe) and seared foie gras over rice
We were crushingly full and didn’t make it to dessert. It is usually panna cotta or sorbet.