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Eat, Sleep, Sushi, Repeat - 6 Joints to Discover Sushi Magic


It’s the go-to snack for many of us…fresh sushi! 

Not only is sushi delicious, it’s also very healthy containing high-quality protein and Omega-3 fatty acids from fish, plus a great combination of vitamins and minerals; traditional sushi is made with relatively few ingredients including vinegared rice, fresh seafood and nori sheets.

It’s about as Japanese as you can get, here are six of our faves to indulge the senses:

Unpretentious Fine Diner

Contemporary sushi fusion steeped in Japanese tradition and infused with Brazilian inspiration is on the plate at Oshan Contemporary Sushi on Toorak Road in South Yarra. Slow down, it’s Oshan time at this unpretentious fine diner where connection and conversation abound in a stunning setting of distressed timber tables, a tiled bar and statement pendent lighting.

Eat, Sleep, Sushi, Repeat - 6 Joints to Discover Sushi Magic
 
Expect artisan sushi created from seasonal and sustainable ingredients, such as crispy rice nigiri with toro, uni and ikura, or salmon and strawberry tempura hot rolls; perhaps order a sushi box for your next celebration or work party.

Fun and Funky Ambience

Nestled in the heart of Byron Bay, find Japanese-inspired, Asian fusion casual dining at Tokyo Doll on Jonson Street. This venue is the realisation of a dream cherished by three local restaurateurs with a shared vision to bring the world of Asian cuisine to this coastal haven for all to enjoy.
 
Eat, Sleep, Sushi, Repeat - 6 Joints to Discover Sushi Magic

Discover a fun and funky ambience of colours and styles as you explore, indulge and immerse yourself in your surroundings and anticipate the dishes about to be served from sushi and sashimi to Japanese curries.

Authentic, Handmade Japanese Cuisine

Bringing harmony, unity and binding people together through food is the aim of Komeyui Japanese Restaurant on Ferrars Street in South Melbourne. Hailing from a fishing village in Hokkaido, Executive Chef and owner Motomu Kumano brought with him discipline and perfection for authentic, handmade Japanese cuisine.

Eat, Sleep, Sushi, Repeat - 6 Joints to Discover Sushi Magic
 
Gather friends and family around the table in sleek and trendy minimalist surrounds of black leather, potted greenery and floral arrangements, to share rolls like soft-shell crab, tempura prawn and Wagyu, or order scattered sushi on seasonal rice, with spicy mayo.

Japanese Culinary Art

Preserving the authenticity of Japanese culinary art and dishes, discerning Clovelly diners head to Wagyuto on Clovelly Road to experience contemporary cuisine. A moody vibe of subdued lighting, intimate table settings and exposed brick set the scene for inspired dining from a menu presenting an interpretation of modern Japanese and Australian cooking.
 
Eat, Sleep, Sushi, Repeat - 6 Joints to Discover Sushi Magic

Say Arigatou to sushi rolls such as salmon, avocado, cucumber, teriyaki, mayo, onion and tobiko, or charcoal-grilled Wagyu, avocado, asparagus, shallots, onion and tsume; those who can’t decide can opt for a Chef’s selection of sushi or sashimi.

Warm Welcoming Vibe

Modern Japanese cuisine is what you’ll find on the menu at bistro GOEMON on Glen Huntley Road in Elsternwick. Discover a warm and welcoming vibe of dark wood furniture, softly glowing cane pendents and wall art to set the scene for memorable meals with a fusion twist.

Eat, Sleep, Sushi, Repeat - 6 Joints to Discover Sushi Magic
 
Join a lively lunch crowd for an assorted sashimi set with salad, steamed rice, miso soup, a small appetiser and dessert, or spicy chirashi don – diced assorted sashimi, cucumber, fried onion, sushi egg, crunchy tempura batter, garlic chilli sauce and mayo, served on sushi rice.

Dynamic, Innovative Japanese Fare

Chefs are storytellers and each dish has its own nostalgic tale to tell at Monster Sushi and Bar on Sussex Street in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. Expect dynamic and innovative modern Japanese cuisine inspired by an affinity with nature at this creative sushi dining destination, where a stylish ambience of marble, black and white tiles, neon lighting and sleek table settings awaits.

Eat, Sleep, Sushi, Repeat - 6 Joints to Discover Sushi Magic

Sip a cheeky New York Sour cocktail and graze on a premium sushi platter with salmon and scallop nigiri, California rolls, veggie caterpillar with avocado and salmon lovers; or devour crisp and crunchy karaage chicken with dipping sauce.

Featured Locations

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Tokyo Doll

Nestled in the heart of Byron Bay, find Japanese-inspired, Asian fusion casual dining at Tokyo Doll on Jonson Street. This venue is the realisation of a dream cherished by three local restaurateurs...

Japanese    $$$$$

Komeyui Restaurant

Bringing harmony, unity and binding people together through food is the aim of Komeyui Japanese Restaurant on Ferrars Street in South Melbourne. Hailing from a fishing village in Hokkaido, Executiv...

Japanese    $$$$$

Wagyuto

Preserving the authenticity of Japanese culinary art and dishes, discerning Clovelly diners head to Wagyuto on Clovelly Road to experience contemporary cuisine. A moody vibe of subdued lighting, in...

Japanese    $$$$$

Oshan Contemporary Sushi

Contemporary sushi fusion steeped in Japanese tradition and infused with Brazilian inspiration is on the plate at Oshan Contemporary Sushi on Toorak Road in South Yarra. Slow down, it’s Oshan time ...

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