The St. John’s sushi tsunami has reached the shores of distant Mount Pearl. 

Owner Linyu Wang has opened O’Mi Sushi (673 Topsail Road), bringing a little Asian fare to the Pearl. So far, the buzz is positive after the sushi joint’s soft opening.

Tucked away in Waterford Plaza, westenders can be satisfied that someone is spreading some sushi love on their side of town.

With the help of the architect Grant V. Genova, “the restaurant was designed really special,” says Wang. “Our sushi is always fresh made, and much healthier,” she says.

Along with the usual sushi suspects (BBQ eel, spicy tuna, and dragon rolls, made with shrimp tempura), the early favourite on the menu is the Angry Hulk roll (“you’re going to like it if you’re veggie”), packed with all things green: avocado, cucumber, spring mix, and asparagus, topped with more avocado.

Early patrons are giving big ups for lunch specials, great service, decent prices, and a decent selection of beer and spirits, with Wang and her incredibly sweet staff being the highlights. Plus, there’s black sesame ice cream for dessert.

O’Mi Sushi is located in Waterford Plaza (673 Topsail Road), open Mondays 4:30pm-9:00pm; Tuesday-Saturday 12:00pm-9:00pm; and Sunday: 1:00pm-9:00pm.