We’re saving you from decision fatigue: here’s a list with all the insider info you need on where to go to satiate your next sushi craving.
Plenty of places make great sushi platters, but what’s more fun than tailoring a dish to your own taste? Sushi Ninja is perfect for chilled night-ins with your friends, thanks to their ‘Create Your Own Sushi’ platter for five. Have fun mixing and matching toppings with your mates! You hold all the power and expend none of the effort. It’s like you’re making it yourself, except you’re not, which makes it even better.
For those times when you can’t decide between sushi or something warm to fight off the winter chills. We’re big fans of their delicious and affordable Seared Wagyu Beef Handroll, which comes with truffle miso sauce. For something to warm you up, choose from a seemingly endless variety of udon noodles: the selection ranges from Tempura Veggie Udon to Spicy Kimchi Pork Belly Udon to Chicken Udon and much, much more.
This restaurant is at the top of the Japanese fusion game, and it shows in their interesting sushi offerings. This is where to go when you’re looking for something a little different. You’ll be hard-pressed to find options like Sweet Potato and Cream Cheese Roll, Egg Salad Brown Rice Roll, and Dill Mayo Chicken White Rice Roll anywhere else.
Ever had aburi sushi? Translated as ‘flame seared sushi’, they’re a step above regular nigiri sushi: the top of the fish is half-grilled, coated with an amazing caramel-like glaze. No one does this better than Sushi Aoki – just take a bite of their aburi options, which include salmon, scallops, and prawns, and tell us otherwise.
Although their name means ‘meat shop’ in Japanese, Nikuya serves an array of amazing non-meat dishes sure to impress. We love their sushi, and we think you will too. Their Salmon Belly Nigiri Sushi in particular is a delight – fresh, soft, and melt-in-your-mouth buttery. If you’re craving something cooked to go with your sushi, we recommend their Hotate Furai: juicy scallops from Hokkaido coated in batter and fried, and served with tangy, creamy tatare sauce. Definitely one of the best eats in Fortitude Valley.
No one dishes out better sushi in Brampton than Tokyo Maki. Their star sushi is the Mighty California Roll, an upgrade of the regular version we’re all used to. This features snow crab meat, avocado, fresh Tasmanian salmon and cream cheese, topped with salmon roe. Plus, they have an amazing FREE all-you-can-eat deal for birthday boys and girls! Just bring five of your best mates… they’ll have to pay but you can eat to your heart’s content – for free!
Located right in between Chinatown and the CBD, Izakaya Chuji is one of the izakaya pioneers in Australia. Not sure what that is? Imagine your favourite cool, low-key pub serving great drinks and delicious snacks. Now picture a Japanese version of that. This restaurant serves up the best sushi for pairing with beer – grab one of their Chef’s Tasting Plate to share with your friends.
If you’re craving your raw fish fix but want something even healthier, you’ll be spoilt for choice at Sakura Japanese Kitchen! There are delicious sushi options here, but we like to swap out the rice for some veggies with their delectable salad options. Love ordering spicy sushi rolls at your usual sushi places? Try switching it up with Sakura’s Spicy Sashimi Salad and feel good about your life choices.
Kinyoubi Izakaya serves everything from à la carte sushi to noodles and rice bowls. What’s more, this restaurant is chock-full of vegetarian and vegan options. The Baked Veggies California Roll – with mango, avocado, cucumber, takuan radish, kanpyo, carrot, mayonnaise and mixed greens – take vegetarian sushi options to a whole new level.
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