Sushi is one of those foods I am constantly craving. I literally can’t go a week without thinking of prawn tempura rolls, or tuna sashimi. Even typing this, I am sat here debating whether to go and get more.
In Hertfordshire, where I reside, there is really no sushi options. It’s so limited. However, I heard a couple of people talking about this ‘new sushi place’ in Herts. Of course I had to jump at the opportunity and see what this place was about.
My usual quick sushi fix is Wasabi. Not quick when you don’t live in London, but sometimes I would do a 30 minute train journey just to get myself a Rainbow set. The addiction is real. But this is different with Oishii. The quality is miles better.
WHERE: 33, The Wash, Green Dragon Vaults, SG14 1PT, Hertford.
The restaurant is really cool here, nice red lanterns and a sushi bar. I absolutely love sushi bars because watching them prepare the fish and make the sushi is just an art. It’s really crazy watching the chefs prepare it. When I recently tried to make sushi, it was an utter shambles.
This time I got the sushi to takeaway. We placed our order there and then and watched the chef prepare all of the food we just ordered. I’m sure we were super annoying for the chef but yano, it was fun to watch.
All in all, it took about 15 minutes to get the food and the prices are very reasonable for sushi compared to London based sushi places. Granted, not as much as a deal as Wasabi but the taste and quality is not comparable.
We had ordered the prawn tempura rolls (amazing), tuna sashimi, seared salmon sashimi and spicy tuna rolls. All of these came in beautiful pots with little vegetable companions such as the radish, cucumber and the wasabi is defo not the horseradish kind. Not sure whether it is actual wasabi, but it did really taste different to any wasabi I had tasted. Creamy, strong but not hard hitting due to the horseradish.
The tuna sashimi was really generous, thick and rich slices of tuna which were AMAZING. For me, the prawn tempura rolls stole the show, warm crispy and delicious. Spicy tuna was also delicious but nothing too different to any regular sushi.
I had ordered the seared salmon so excited to try but I didn’t end up liking it too much at all in fact. My boyfriend loved it, it was actually his favourite item but for me I just didn’t like it.
Overall, we devoured these set’s pretty quickly. It really satisfied the stomach, nice and full yet light. That’s what I love about sushi.
The verdict: ****/*****
It’s great to have such a delicious sushi place nearby. I think the food was fantastic. I will 100% go back, because it’s close to me and really hits the spot. But for me, I think there are more places out there that will literally take my breath away.
I reserve my five stars for those places that I’m a little gob smacked at, and I just want to go back and start the whole experience again.
Overall a really nice place, but I’m determined to find better sushi elsewhere.