Another day, another Surry Hills sushi spot makes a best-of list. There’s good reason this neighbourhood’s Japanese joints are packed to the gills with people, especially on this food-starved stretch of construction-marred Chalmers Street across from Central Station. Things are simple, fresh, clean and minimal here, which isn’t to say sparse or boring. Plates are fresh as, with the chef constantly slicing new pieces of market-fresh fish – trevally, bonito and Tassie salmon – for the nigiri and sashimi that pepper the conveyor at a consistent clip. The miso eggplant scratches all the right umani itches as do freshly prepped aburi. It’s well crafted Japanese food in a no-frills atmosphere. The best bit? All plates are $3.20 during the lunch rush and the early bird gets the good rolls.
|Venue name:||Gou Sushi|
2/30-34 Chalmers St
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 11.30am-3pm & 5.30-9pm|