Sushi trains are almost perfect. You get to choose what to eat and don’t have to wait for your food to be served: it’s the quick and convenient solution to getting fed in modern society. Of course there’s a catch: people like me tend to overeat and pay the price (both in money and body fat).
There’s a sushi train right in what must be the corner I’ve walked by the most times in Sydney: King St and Wilson St, Newtown. A sushi train that I had never stepped in before.
The first thing I check when entering a restaurant of any kind are the prices. This is especially important in a place like this, where the colour-coded plates have different costs. As expected, there were very few of the cheapest ones ($3.00) and lots of the more expensive ones (up to $5.50) on the carousel.
Savouries in the carousel
The other disadvantage of eating in a sushi train is that your gluttony can be exposed. For instance, I had a stack of 6 plates compared to Angela’s 3 plates. Embarrassing.
I munched on seaweed salad roll, octopus, scallop, salmon and eel nigiri, and eel, avocado & cream cheese roll (which I shared with Bonnie). The octopus and salmon were pretty average, but the rest were great. I think my favourite was the scallop: fresh, tender and sweet, just the way I like it.
Seaweed salad roll
Eel, avocado & cream cheese roll
The desserts looked tempting (although I think it wouldn’t be wise to eat tiramisu in a Japanese joint), but we behaved and didn’t have any.
I didn’t reach my stomach limit but wasn’t hungry either. My bill was $26.00, from which I paid $24.50 due to the shared dish.
316 King Street
Newtown NSW 2042
(02) 9557 4435