Memphis based Oshi Asian Kitchen re-opened its doors in style
Memphis based restaurant and sushi bar re-launched under new management on August 28, and the Nguyen family and team have tastefully revamped Oshi Asian Kitchen's menu.
“We wanted to bring something to Memphis that it doesn’t have right now,” said general manager, Michael Gentry, "We have some of the best Pho in the city, and I think we actually might be the only Pho in Downtown Memphis right now."
The new menu is a combo of Pho, Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese and French cuisine with nontraditional takes on relevant southern dishes combined with an Asian flare. The menu is also made primarily from the Nguyen's family recipes. The restuarant has a full lunch, dinner and dessert menu serving sushi rolls, Asian-inspired dishes, and you won't have to worry -- the Oshi burger returns!
The creative influence behind the restuarant comes from four of the Nguyen brothers, who had a rich cultural upbringing due to being raised in Memphis, going to culinary school in France, and their Vietnamese heritage.
“Their mother actually makes a significant portion of our broths so if you ever have the Pho, that’s their mom’s recipe, which is straight from Vietnam,” said Michael.
Family is extremely important to the Nguyen's and this is what makes Oshi so unique. They strive to make their customers feel like one of their own, and they pride themselves on the fact that their restaurant embodies southern hospitality.
“They wanted it to feel welcoming as if it is a family, that’s why the owner, Minh Nguyen, is standing behind the sushi bar and says hello to you when you walk in the doors," said Michael.
Oshi Asian Kitchen: 94 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103
Hours: Sunday -Thursday 11 am - 10 pm; Friday & Saturday 11 am - 11 pm
Oshi Asian Kitchen will also be participatin in Downtown Dining Weeky this November! Learn more at downtowndiningweek.com.
Everyone has been raving about this restaurant, so we had to go check it out for ourselves!
What we tried:
Appetizer: Gyoza – steamed vegetable, served with dumpling sauce and Sriracha aioli
Lunch Entre: Bahn Mi Tofu with fries
Lunch Entre: Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowl
If you want to add a fiery kick to your dishes - make sure you ask for Sambal sauce.
Sushi: B.P. Roll – spicy tuna, cream cheese, avocado, crunchies, topped with seared white tuna, jalapeno, cilantro, mayo, Sriracha
Dessert: Spiced Poached “The Dream” Pear – Asian pear poached in a five spice blend with a buttery, crisp puff pastry in vanilla bean anglaise