Kaiten zushi enthusiasts have a love-hate relationship with the kawaii Sydney outpost of Genki Sushi. The recent Japanese import takes the “train” in sushi train literally, serving dishes atop a mini monorail train direct to your table. Yeah, it’s gimmicky. Sure, it’s bright as an operating theatre. And what you’ll eat is the epitome of fast-food sushi. But the kitchen does a bang-up job at it. You don’t expect kobe beef at Hungry Jacks, so manage your sushi expectations accordingly here. Look forward to generally well made, paint-by-numbers sushi with fresh and pre-sliced toppings buttressed by nicely seasoned sushi rice. We rate flavourful salmon roe ships (a set for $6.30) and surprisingly nice tamago nigiri. Hand rolls are neat, well constructed cones – bright green avocado paired with salmon and soft-shell crab are both winners. Nigiri is priced as low as $2.80 and hand rolls are $3.80. Prices reach $8.80 (for a set of nicely briny uni ships) but hover between $3 and $5. Bonus: you don’t have to wait an age for the dishes you want and there’s zero risk of rocking up to a barren conveyor belt or – even worse – one laden with lukewarm, mayo-soaked rolls. Basement, . genkisushiaustralia.com. 02 9264 0984. .
|Venue name:||Genki Sushi|
636-638 George St
|Opening hours:||Daily 11.30am-10pm|