Review: Sushi Train (Newtown)

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


Octopus nigiri


Scallop nigiri


Salmon nigiri


Eel nigiri

Eel, avocado & cream cheese

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.

Sushi Train
316 King Street
Newtown NSW 2042
(02) 9557 4435

7 thoughts on “Review: Sushi Train (Newtown)

  1. This is one of my favourite sushi trains in Sydney – tho I haven’t been since I moved out of the inner West about 2 years ago. I miss it. I always have the Dragon Roll (the eel one with the cream cheese – yum)!

  2. I’ve never been to a sushi train – I’ll be honest, they intimidate me. I don’t know ANY of the dishes, and I don’t know sushi-train etiquette. One day I might have the courage!

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