Lower Bucks County has a dearth of great eating places, and International food is even harder to come by. If you're tired of pizza and pasta -- which is what most of the restaurants and Newtown and Yardley offer -- you're limited. \r
Oishi is a breath of fresh air. It's one of the only -- if not the only -- place to get sushi and Japanese food around Newtown/Yardley. They renovated their dining room and added a small hibachi room (4 tables) and now the ambience is more ""date night"" than ""group dining."" But, the food remains yummy. I go here often for lunch because for $9, I get a great ""bento box"" that includes a choice of entree (beef/chicken bulgogi and shrimp tempura are great), a cone of white or whole wheat rice, fried gyoza, cold noodle salad, California roll, and lettuce salad. Oh, and the lunch includes miso soup to start. This is certainly one of the healthiest and filling lunch deals in town. \r
As for dinner, Oishi is a BYOB, so you have to remember to bring the wine or beer when you eat there. And if you plan to go on a Friday or Saturday night you may need to call ahead to make reservations since the wait can be really long without one. Their sushi menu is extensive and creative, but it also includes the usual for those with less adventures palates.\r
The service may be inconsistently slow or quick, so I wouldn't eat here on a Friday or Saturday night if you're in a rush to get to a movie. And, the tables are close together so it's not the most romantic restaurant for hushed conversations. But, if you want your sushi fix, or to take the kids to a hibachi place, this is the place to go.
Pros: Great food, great menu selection
Cons: Not enough parking on weekends, BYOB