Oysy | South Loop | Asian, Japanese | Restaurant
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CLOSED. Sushi and other Japanese options in a sleek space.

Our Review

Designed by local architect Douglas Garofalo, this minimalist South Loop sushi place has two walls of floor-to-ceiling windows. Behind the long sushi bar, chefs in black baseball caps cut fish, roll maki, and greet customers. The menu at Oysy (pronounced oh-EE-she and meaning "delicious") is distinctly value conscious, with most nigiri priced under $6 for two pieces and most maki under $7. Ten grilled dishes come in at $10 and under, among them toro steak with ponzu sauce and spicy radish, Chilean sea bass in garlic-black bean sauce, teriyaki eel, and octopus with miso sauce. Tempura options include soft-shell crab and baby squid and come with homemade soy, sesame, or garlic sauce. An interesting chef's special is the Emerald Maki: sauteed scallops rolled with asparagus, cucumber, green tobiko caviar, and a spicy sauce. At lunch the bento boxes are a good deal; a choice of entree -- like perfectly grilled white tuna with a yuzu vinaigrette -- comes with several pieces of maki and tiny portions of tofu salad, orange tempura shrimp, and Japanese pickles, all for $12. Service is gracious.

Laura Levy Shatkin

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