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Where is Adelaide's Best Sushi?

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by Natasha Stewart (subscribe)
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Published March 19th 2012
Walking through the city it seems there is a sushi place on almost every corner. What was once an exotic dish has now become a lunchtime staple. Most people have a favourite choice, whether you play it safe with chicken teriyaki or choose eel instead. So if you consider yourself a sushi connoisseur, let us know your favourite sushi stop in Adelaide. Which sushi places have you tried, and which is the best?

Sushi Train is one of the best known sushi bars in Adelaide. It's a franchise, so you'll find a few branches around and outside of the city. It's a fun way to eat, with dishes paraded in front of you until you pick the ones you like, but thankfully the sushi hits the mark when it comes to taste as well. As well as regular sushi you can also find sashimi, miso soup, desserts, and more. A highlight of the Sushi Train menu is the takoyaki (or octopus balls), they're like a flavour explosion in your mouth. If you can't quite figure out the dishes in front of you, you do get a menu as well, and if any dishes haven't passed you on the train you can always order them specially.

Sushi Bars are everywhere, and range from sit down diners to food court stalls. Kishi is a newer sushi bar on Rundle Street, on a Monday night they have a special where all plates are $3.50. There is also It'su Sushi tucked down James Place (by Blackeby's Sweet Shop), and the sushi place at David Jones' Food Glorious Food has been a welcome addition. We couldn't even name all of the sushi bars scattered around the city, but if you have a favourite make sure you let us know.

As well as sushi bars, Adelaide has a selection of Japanese restaurants that also serve sushi and sashimi, often on large platters. You can try Kenji Modern Japanese on Hutt Street, Matsuri Japanese Restaurant on Gouger Street, or Shiki at the Intercontinental Hotel on North Terrace. The great thing is you can enjoy a large variety of sushi, and dine on other Japanese delicacies as well.

So whether you think sushi is just a quick snack, or a delicious meal to be savoured, fill us in on where the best can be found. There is nothing worse than warm sushi, dried-out rice, and dodgy fish, so we only want the best.
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Uni sushi at Mitcham goes crazy at weekends with families grabbing their fix after sport. It's the only place I've seen doing brown rice options.
by Justc (score: 2|139) 2973 days ago
Cherry Blossom next-door to Foodland in Norwood Plaza have the yummiest, freshest sushi I've tried in a while. You can see them making it fresh many times during the day. They now have a branch in the city now, as well. Can't remember if it's on Frome Rd or Pulteney St, but hopefully their sushi is as fresh and good as their Norwood counterpart's is, as I haven't been to the city one. Cherry Blossom, in Norwood now have a new variety of tuna sushi, as opposed to the old tuna and mayo, they now do a savoury tuna or spicy tuna sushi roll, which is really good. On the other hand, the new sushi train restaurant on The Parade, where the old Title music store used to stand, has very fresh sushi and fare, but I feel it's a little in the pricey range. It's got the 'cool' tag, is my impression, that's all. Can't beat the old Cherry Blossom, is what I'd say!
by curiouser&curiouser (score: 2|526) 3150 days ago

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