Sakura Kaiten Sushi II

Restaurants, Japanese Melbourne
Food at Sakura Kaiten Sushi Train
Photograph: Carmen Zammit

The first thing you notice about Sakura Kaiten Sushi’s younger, wilder sibling, Sakura Kaiten Sushi II, is the selection of Dragon Ball Z stickers and figurines by the front door. This pocket of pop culture sets the tone for the rest of the venue. Like its counterpart on Little Collins Street, the Lonsdale Street restaurant’s prices are organised by plate colour, there are iPads for ordering, and an express delivery system. Unlike it’s older sibling, the express train is actually a red double-decker bus. The food is bolder too, including fluke fin, muscle and geoduck, a kind of saltwater clam that you should definitely not Google image search before eating. The steamed scallop sushi is a tasty twist on a sushi train mainstay, adding a new texture to the creamy meat. The range seems endless, and there’s never a gap on the train. The food is accompanied by a soundtrack of upbeat jazz and friendly waitstaff. Prices range between $2.80 and $6.80, and for dessert, look out for the green tea mochi ice cream, a glutinous rice cake with matcha flavoured ice cream at its core.

By: Matilda Knowles

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Venue name: Sakura Kaiten Sushi II
Address: 282 Lonsdale St
Melbourne
3000
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11.30am-9.30pm; Sat noon-10pm; Sun noon-9pm
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