Ochiyo 1710 is a Japanese restaurant in Shanghai that does high-caliber omakase, yakitori, and yakiniku, helmed by chef Sun-San.
The omakase dinner (¥1,280) is excellent, and they also have an omakase lunch, which is a steal for ¥680.
Located on Huaihai Lu, Ochiyo 1710 has a somewhat speakeasy entrance—the façade is simple if not bare, and you wouldn’t notice it if you passed by.
The interiors are sleek and refined with hardwood floors, textured stonewalls, lacquered countertops, and quirky artwork. There’s even a little Japanese garden. There are three rooms, one each for omakase, yakitori, and yakiniku. The omakase counter seats 10.
I went for the omakase lunch (¥680), which I highly recommend.
It’s an incredible bargain! You get the same high quality sushi, sashimi, and hot dishes as you would dinner, minus a few premium ingredients like wagyu and oysters. When I went, I had about 20 bites for lunch.
Here’s what I had:
Then comes the sushi. A quick succession of nigiri including scallop, sweet ebi, sea urchin, yellowtail, amberjack, tuna belly, squid, etc.
A couple of hot dishes are interspersed in between the nigiri; teriyaki-glazed sautéed beef with matsutake mushrooms and cuts of highly marbled beef.
Address: 1710 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Gao’an Lu 淮海中路1710号, 近高安路
Hours: Tue-Sun, 11:30am-1:30pm, 5:30pm-10:30pm; closed Mondays