The original Ojiya - a small restaurant with delicious food.\r
I should know. I started going that when it was first opened as Honda-ya with Taka-san's special mini-sushi, which then changed to another sushi restaurant, and then finally changed to Ojiya. Plus, I go there so often that I don't even have to order...the servers know exactly what I want. Their cajun albacore nigiri with garlic chips is to die for. Dishes to try: agedashi tofu (fried soft tofu in soup), seared peppered salmon, hot inaniwa udon, broiled fish (mackerel or yellowtail cheek) seasonal specials, and the butterfly roll (it's not on the menu, but if you like salmon and tuna wrapped in salmon skin covered with tempura, then you must try it.) This place accommodates for customers who like their food cooked with cheap 2 to 3 item bentos that comes with salmon/chicken/beef teriyaki, salad, california rolls/sushi, rice, and/or popcorn chicken. Oh and their tea is excellent. It doesn't have that numbing aftertaste like a lot of restaurants. \r
The service is always excellent. (The male servers tend to forget the simple things like refill on water, request for extra dishes, etc. but the female servers are excellent.) If you order to-go, they carefuly double wrap the soup/sauces so that it won't spill and they even carry your to-go out to your car for you. The restaurant is clean and the sushi is always fresh. Also the price is just right. I can feed 6 people 'til they're content without breaking the bank. There are a lot of locals (including the lady with the cowboy hat and me =)) who go there regularly and they can usually be seen seated at the sushi bar. Hence, the place is always crowded.
Pros: delicious fresh sushi and excellent servers
Cons: it's getting a bit crowded nowadays and they're not open on mondays T.T