When you really think about it, sushi trains and the beach are the perfect combo. I’m not talking about sushi trains on the beach, but along the promenade, yes. What else would you want to eat on a 30-degree day? Sushi. It’s light, fresh, and easy to eat.
On the Gold Coast, sushi trains dominate, bringing the fun and interactive way of picking sushi off a conveyor belt to locals and tourists. Here are five to try the next time you’re on the Gold Coast.
O-Sushi boasts a vibrant atmosphere and a wide array of sushi creations served with a side of Pacific Ocean views. From classic rolls to inventive fusion options, their sushi train delights with both traditional and contemporary flavours. You can order from a set menu for izakaya plates and noodles or sample the impressive drinks list celebrating Japanese libations.
Helmed by a master sushi chef, Osaka Kaiten offers an authentic experience, boasting an impressive display of sushi, from sushi rolls to hand rolls and colourful plates of sashimi. For something more substantial, try the donburi or rice plate sets with the option of spicy chicken karaage, beef bbq, port katsu, or chicken katsu.
Another great option if you’re in and around Surfers Paradise is Sushi Ave, hidden down the culinary corridor, Cavill Lane. You will find the usual suspects, snaking around the restaurant on a conveyor belt, including sashimi, sushi, udon, and donburi. There are also a few sake options and Japanese beers. After all, it’s Surfers Paradise, the most famous beachfront location on the Gold Coast.
Sushi Honba is one of the most popular spots to grab sushi on the Gold Coast. You will either find a line of people outside or tables filled inside. So what makes it so popular? They use fresh ingredients and traditional techniques, and the variety is wide, so expect to see a few different dishes every time you visit. The self-service mayo is always a welcome surprise, and the pickled ginger on the table should not be overlooked.
Sushi Train Australia is always a reliable choice for cheap, good sushi that’s family-friendly. The casual atmosphere is always buzzing, and the sushi whizzing by on a conveyor belt is freshly made. Expect a wide range of dishes, from the usual sushi suspects to a few premium surprises of wagyu and Aburi salmon ships.