You’ll Be Stacking Up the Plates at These 5 Melbourne Sushi Trains

best sushi train melbourne

Sushi trains have become a popular dining option in Melbourne, offering sushi lovers a unique and interactive experience. With so many options to choose from, it can be overwhelming to decide where to go for the best sushi train experience.

So, we’ve done all the hard work, rounding up the best sushi trains. Melbourne has a sushi train for every palate, from traditional Japanese sushi to creative fusion rolls. Whether you’re a sushi connoisseur or new to the sushi train experience, we will guide you to the best spots in Melbourne to satisfy your sushi cravings.

best sushi train melbourne
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Sakura Kaiten

Expect a bustling and lively atmosphere, with the sound of plates clinking and chefs calling out orders at this buzzy establishment. The sushi train runs along the bar, offering a wide range of traditional Japanese dishes, including sushi, sashimi, and hand rolls. Although, if you’ve had your fill of sushi, there are also a la carte menu options with udon noodles and tempura dishes. We should also mention it’s walk-ins only, and there’s often a line, but it’s worth it.

best sushi train melbourne
Photo: Sushi Jiro

Sushi Jiro

Multiple locations
Need something quick, cheap, and tasty? Sushi Jiro is where you should pull up a stool. Patrons can expect an extensive menu of sushi rolls, sashimi, and nigiri, with upscale flavour combinations such as wagyu beef sushi and soft shell crab rolls. The restaurant also offers vegetarian and vegan options, making it an excellent choice for all dietary needs. The minimalist and stylish interior creates a sleek and inviting atmosphere, perfect for a date night or intimate gathering with friends.

best sushi train melbourne
Photo: Gaijin Melbourne


South Yarra
For those looking for a fusion twist on traditional Japanese cuisine, Gaijin Japanese Fusion in South Yarra is the perfect destination. This trendy sushi train restaurant offers a unique dining experience with creative flavour combinations and inventive presentation. Visitors can expect to find dishes like seared salmon with wasabi mayo and crispy pork belly rolls with kimchi.

best sushi train melbourne
Photo: Testsujin


You’ll have to pass the BBQ Wagyu table to reach the sushi train area at Tetsujin. Once there, pull up a chair and order anything you want off the iPad. Ordering can be done through an iPad or by grabbing dishes off the train. The menu offers sashimi, handmade Hidagyu Nigiri, and experimental hand rolls. They also serve an impressive selection of sake and sweet milk drinks that are worth a try.

best sushi train melbourne
Photo: Makoto Sushi

Makoto Sushi Train 

Makoto Sushi Train is not your typical sushi train restaurant. The hero dishes here are Donburi, udon, curry, and a delicious bento box. The Una Don, which is an eel fillet on sushi rice, is a standout. The Chirashi don offers a generous amount of raw fish on sushi rice. The sushi menu includes Beef Tataki, a lobster roll, and a unique Tuna Kuro Tobiko with roe. Makoto Sushi Train offers a wide variety of dishes with a focus on high-quality ingredients and flavours.

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