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Sushi Oyama

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2F, 20 Donghu Lu, near Huaihai Lu (in the same building as El Willy), Shanghai, China
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+86 21 5404 7705
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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375 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Small but very cozy Japanese restaurant. Beautiful design that reflects the culture of Japanese restaurants. Excellent service. Very fresh fish and seafood. Amazing Japanese food. At your choice - sake, beer, Chinese wine, or a small selection of western wines.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is a bit difficult for tourist. The course was too big for me with so so quality of ingredients. I am sure I have had better omakase in Bangkok or Singapore. Felt a bit dissapointed but read many reviews before I went so, I prepare for some dissapointment. For me, omakase should have less bites with best quality... More 

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Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

First time we tried Sushi Oyama was for my wife's birthday a few years back. When we were planning a vacation to visit Shanghai again, we booked the restaurant a month in advance to ensure that we got to try one of our favorite Omakase restaurants again. The freshness of the sashimi & sushi was amazing. The subtle flavors crept... More 

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Kolding, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This small sushi place offers two servings a day - 18.30 and 21.30 - there is no menu card, so you as visitor will have to become suprised by the delicious creations by the chefs, whom you can see work in the kitchen from your tables. A delicious experience with some of the best sushi i have tasted.

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Shanghai, China
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

By far our favourite sushi restaurant in Shanghai. Chef Oyama is a genius with sushi, the ambiance always friendly. Fascinating to watch the master at work behind the counter !

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Thank ColinReay
Shanghai, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Tiny and cosy restaurant with a single Sushi Kitchen Counter plus a small private room. We choose to sit on the counter so we can watch the skill of the native Japanese Master Chef. Great, freshly imported Japanese Seafood plus fine Kitchen craftsmanship making excellent Sashimi and Sushi Set Menu (one menu only) plus extra order option for Japanese Prime... More 

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Thank MaxP188
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

I have been here numerous times for business and pleasure and the quality and variety is 2nd to none. For a business dinner I recommend a private room and their set menu which goes beyond the sushi focused menu you get at the Sushi bar. I have taken several clients from Japan to this restaurant and they all thought it... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

We were invited the dine in this Must Try Omakase in Shanghai. Sashimi and sushi were superb with fresh cut of seafood in generous helping. Oyama san was friendly, told us name of fish in Cantonese as he used to work in Hong Kong for few years. Highly recommended

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Shanghai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

I made an early booking (3 weeks in advance to make sure to have a reservation for my girlfriend birthday), it's not that easy to find a table. That is why I was surprised when at the end of the dinner the staff came singing happy birthday with blowing candles, flowers and a small gift. But honestly everything was perfect... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

One of the best Japanese meals I've ever had, anywhere: the set menu is thoughtfully designed and each course is as stunning as the next. Every ingredient was amazingly fresh, the highest of quality, and prepared to highlight the variety of flavours and textures perfectly. The service was lovely, and I particularly liked the sushi hand-rolled at the table. And... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2F, 20 Donghu Lu, near Huaihai Lu (in the same building as El Willy), Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighbourhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: +86 21 5404 7705

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.
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