Perth isn’t the first city that comes to mind when we think of a world-class sushi destination but even we will admit we’re wrong sometimes. Perth’s sushi scene, much like its sandwiches, are top-tier. Think classy restaurants, dishing out well-presented and tasty plates that give Sydney’s a run for their money.
With their delightful conveyor belts carrying an array of mouthwatering morsels, these establishments have become a haven for sushi enthusiasts seeking both quality and variety. From traditional to contemporary twists, here are Perth’s best sushi trains.
Yuzu Kaiten in Mount Lawley, Perth, is a hidden gem for sushi lovers. With its sleek and modern ambience, this sushi train restaurant offers a delectable range of sushi creations. From classic favourites to innovative rolls, Yuzu Kaiten promises an unforgettable dining experience that combines freshness, flavour, and artistic presentation. Did we mention the plates are only $3.50?
Rivervale and Floreat
One look at the line forming outside this local hotspot is enough to convince you to jump on The Sushi 2016 bandwagon. Don’t worry; the line moves fast, especially during lunch. The plates are stacked two high, and underneath the coveted plastic covers is a range of sushi, sashimi, and snacks, packed with flavour. The average price is $3.90, making it an affordable option for a weekday office lunch.
You’ve probably heard of Sushi Wawa, the southern hemisphere’s longest sushi train. If you haven’t, you’re in for a treat. The train measures 62 metres and it’s loaded with 120 different varieties of sushi, sashimi, tempura, fried snacks, and more. The classics are all there, like chicken katsu, but expect some surprises, including Peking duck. For those with dietary restrictions, there are 30 gluten-free, 18 vegetarian, and ten vegan options. A rarity with this type of cuisine.
Hay Street Mall, Town Hall, and East Perth
Jaws, yes, like the movie, pioneered the sushi train in Perth when it opened in 1995. Since then, it has remained a highly regarded sushi train among customers and local businesses. The sushi is always fresh, the staff are friendly, and it’s just a great spot to stop for sushi in Perth. With three locations, you won’t be too far from one either. They often run an all-you-can-eat hour as well.
Forget sushi train; Super Tetsudo combines a traditional Kaiten sushi train with a state-of-the-art bullet train — not a life-size one, of course. This modern take on the sushi train is fun and super fast. The menu also pushes boundaries, offering house specialties stuffed with fried salmon, kimchee soft-shell crab, and more. However, the classics are also good, as well as the appetisers in the form of kingfish carpaccio and cucumber noodle salad. Unlike other sushi trains, you will want to spend more than an hour here.