Welcoming is the best way to describe the atmosphere at Sushi Bay. As a new edition to Belconnen Mall (the nice part) it was warmly welcomed by Canberra sushi lovers, most notably by Boyfriend who insists we eat there as often a possible.
We were welcomed with a chorus of Japanese greetings by the chefs on entry to the restaurants. This isn’t our first visit but I suspect the greetings change becausethey never dosound the same.
The restaurant is arranged around the sushi train, with longer tables for groups of four plus at the far end of the restaurant and ample seating around the rest of the train. We grab a seat and help ourself to the drink fridge, a standard self service measure at sushi trains. A positive about the open plan was watching the chefs prepare the various dishes. Everything was fresh, you can attest to that because you have literally seen it with your own eyes.
The sushi train, abundant with delicious parcels zooming around the place, speaks to Boyfriends impeccable taste in sushi and my deep unwavering sense of impulse. I can barely contain my excitement and begin grabbing things off the train.
There was a mix of dishes including sushi rolls
Rice paper rolls
Deep fried something, whatever it was it was delicious.
Seaweed salad roll
and of course a sushi staple – Sashimi
If you aren’t feeling the sushi train you can order straight from the menu too. We were impressed with the quality and presentation of all the trains item so we didnt order any menu items. The sushi train items are colour co-ordinated with the plates, all very reasonably priced. The most expensive thing was the sashimi but it was well worth the cost.
Overall we had a very respectable lunch. Much nicer than the sushi train option inside the mall and not overly expense for the experience.