It's a cold, rainy night. I feel the bones in my body shaking and screaming: GIVE US HEAT!! So I did and went to Alex Sushi on Akers brygge in Oslo. High quality sushi is on a boost at the moment, thank god we're not forced to eat that old thing they served in "sushi bars" anymore! Because what was that (and still is..)
I used to live in Oslo, but I never had the time (or money) to come to Alex Sushi. So I knew about this place for a long time and was really looking forward to have their Omakase. The restaurant is located on Akers Brygge in Oslo, this is considered one of the most fancy and expensive places to live in Scandinavia, wich brings guests that have some money to spend. The restaurant could easily be just an expensive sushi-bar and get away with using bad produce and serving half-decent, but pricy wines. BUT! Luckily they're focus is truly on great products and great wine. For example they had a norwegian yellowfin tuna on the menu, prepared as a sashimi with a spicy chili sauce. Simply delicious! The next course was a sashimi with norwegian salmon, Hamachi and Halibut, served with a truffle sauce. In my glass there was a sweet and fruity Riesling wich complemented the dishes in a great way!
I wish that the chef's could be a bit more open towards the guests to explain in person to you what they serve. The waiters are doing a great job with this, don't get me wrong. But there could be a better balance in this. Another little thing I thought about was the usage of wasabi-powder and not wasabi-root. It would bring the standard up but a mile. The reason is quite understandable as wasabi-root is priced around 500 Euro per kilogram.
If you guys are ever in Oslo, go to Alex Sushi and just enjoy the warm and comfy vibe of the place. And the food won't disappoint you! But don't expect anything truly revolutionary.
FOOD : 7/10
SERVICE : 8/10
VIBE : 7/10
EXTRAORDINARY : 22 points