You’d be forgiven for not having heard much about Oi Asian Fusion before now. The Valley shopping center spot originally opened in Reseda a while back before moving to Canoga Park, but has mostly kept out of the larger media limelight. That may change, though, with their latest location in Hollywood.
Per the LA Times, it looks like the Oi team quietly pushed into the Los Feliz-adjacent area late last year, taking over what was previously a different Filipino spot called Garlic Rice next to the longstanding H. Salt Fish & Chips. Serving primarily Filipino rice bowls (think adobo, longanisa, and tapsilog) and the occasional fried chicken or burger, Oi aims to be a sub-$10 quick service lunch option for the working neighborhood.
Much like Rice Bar, fine dining chef Charles Olalia’s Filipino lunchtime counter spot Downtown, Oi chef Eric de la Cruz is leaning heavily on his Filipino heritage, though there are nods to Korea and Japan in his cooking as well.
With the recent success of other simple strip mall operations in Hollywood (most notably Baroo on Santa Monica Boulevard), now may well be the perfect time for Oi to be establishing a presence in the area. And as the Times notes, they’ve already found a consistent clientele with the many hospital workers nearby. Oi Asian Fusion Hollywood runs Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Oi Asian Fusion
4734 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA