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8 Best Sushi Restaurants in Perth

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by finy (subscribe)
A retired business owner, my passions are cooking, photography and eating. I use all three of these when I write for recipeyum.com.au which is on HubGarden
Published February 16th 2017
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The 8 Best Sushi restaurants in Perth

Sushi
Sushi is a Japanese meal consisting of small pieces of vinegar-infused cold rice served with a garnish of vegetables, egg, or raw seafood. It often has a covering of nori (seaweed) and is rolled in this with the filling in the middle.

It is different from sashimi which is raw fish, though sashimi is used in the making of some varieties of sushi. Japanese people are among the healthiest people in the world due to their diet which is rich in raw fish, vegetables and rice. Sushi is indeed one of the most traditional dishes in the Japanese cuisine.

Sushi
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It is made in a roll and then this roll is often sliced into pieces, however nowadays you can also buy the whole roll, uncut.

Although sushi looks like a small meal, it can be quite filling and about five pieces is usually enough for me. I love it with a seaweed salad, which is often offered at Japanese restaurants and cafes. The sushi chef is called an Itamae in Japanese and as with ordinary chefs, he or she can be skilful and have a good imagination, and therefore create unusual and interesting versions of sushi.

Sushi
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The Best Restaurants

There is so much choice now if you want to eat sushi, so I am naming the top 8 places to go for sushi.

Apart from the first one, which I consider the very best in Perth, they are in no order of how I would rate them. Over the last few years, these are mostly places I have eaten sushi at, and are all restaurants I would gladly go back to.

Mr Munchies
This outlet now has two cafes, the original being a very small shop in Mt Lawley. They make to order generally, so you know your meal has not been sitting there for hours. They also allow you to chose your own options, so you can mix and match, though with the given choice, I have never had a need to do this.

It was here that I learnt that sushi does not have to be the same 10 or so fillings that I was used to and to this day, I have not found another Japanese restaurant with such a good imagination (if that is the right word) for creating different sushi.

Mr Munchies sushi
One of the diverse sushi on their menu. Image from their Facebook page


They offer menu items like the one in the following photo. This one comes with grilled swordfish, prawn and mussels, has a Tom Yum coconut sauce and is topped with coriander and chilli.

Tom Yum Seafood roll
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Some of their sushi is seasonal and about a year ago I tried their chicken and mango sushi, which was delightful.



It consisted of chicken with a prawn fritter topped with sweet chilli sauce, coriander and some diced mango.

Their sushi includes:

Cheesy Potato Rolls: (S $8.50 or L $14.50) which is potato salad, sliced carrot and kanpyo with melted cheese, mayonnaise and a teriyaki sauce with furikake - this one is my personal favourite.

Katsu Kilpatrick Roll: (S $9.50 or L $16.50) which is a choice of chicken or pork katsu, with bacon and cucumber, melted cheese and with Japanese barbeque and mustard sauce.

Crunchy Spider Roll: (S $10.00 or L $17.50) which is a fried soft shell crab, iceberg lettuce and cucumber topped with white sesame sauce and fresh shallot (another of my favourites).



Mr Munchies is situated at Shop 4, 669 Beaufort Street, Mt. Lawley, and is open 7 days a week from 11 am to 9 pm.

Itoshii
Itoshii is in the Morley Galleria Food Hall, however it is a proper restaurant at the very end of the building. Their policy is also to serve fresh food with their own creations from experienced sushi chefs and they also have a menu of general Japanese foods.

They have more than the usual sushi available and this is in the form of a sushi train. The food goes past you on a moving conveyor belt, and you pick whichever one you want. It has seating at the sushi train for 36 customers plus another 12 tables.

Tempura Prawn & crab stick salad
Tempura Prawn & crab stick sushi


Their fresh salmon and cucumber roll is a novel shape for sushi, and is also very tasty.



They are priced according to the colour of the rim on each plate, and at the end of the meal, these are added up to give you your final bill.

Itoshii


Itoshii is open for lunch and dinner and also do take away sushi. They specialise in take away sushi platters, and I have bought several of these which are always of a high quality.

They are open from 10.30 am to 8 pm on all days except Monday, when they close at 5 pm.

Aisuru Sushi
This Japanese restaurant is in the heart of Northbridge and is well worth a visit. I have not been there for many months but I used to be a regular visitor there as they have some very interesting sushi inventions.



They make all their own fresh sushi. It was formerly run by the Aisuru family and is now a successful eatery which has more shops which have been franchised. Their presentation is second to none, and it's worth going to for a meal.

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Making their own sushi from scratch


They have some really great combinations and a lot of thought is put into these. One of my favourites was always the plum flower sushi which is chicken teriyaki with avocado wrapped in nori, shari and tamgo egg wrap, and then drizzled with plum sauce.

Aisuru Sushi
Plum flower sushi


Aisuru Sushi is situated at 208 William Street, Northbridge, and they are open seven days a week .

Jaws
Jaws was the original sushi train in Perth and now has branches in several locations other than the city. Their menu is quite extensive and there are always people waiting to get in around lunch time, and this is always a good sign.



Sushi choices include:

Maguro (raw tuna)
Vegetable tempura
Unagi (bbq eel)
Ikura (salmon caviar)
Chicken katsu and cheese
plus a lot more

Their prices are very reasonable, and due to the many people who eat there, their sushi train is generally excellent and fresh.

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Cutting up fish for their meals


They have all the fish type ones and indeed have probably more of these than most other places both in sashimi and barbeque.

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Sushi eating competition - showing coloured plates


They also have a discount offer at the moment for their Hay Street Mall store only, and they are offering 30% off blue, yellow and green plates if you dine between 3 and 6 pm (Monday to Thursday only), and you also get a free Miso soup.

Red rimmed plate which indicates the cost
Red rimmed plate which indicates the cost


Jaws is situated at 726 Hay Street, Perth and is open 7 days a week. There is also a Jaws at 580 Hay Street, Perth, and Jaws is well worth a visit.

Sushi Wawa
This restaurant has one of the longest sushi trains in the Southern Hemisphere (62 metres) and is full of delightful combinations of fresh sushi.

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Beautifully presented sushi


The following is a video on this store:


They have delicious sushi, elegantly served and prepared.



Head chef, George Yamahara, has 16 years experience, and is a great asset to Wawa. After opening his own sushi restaurant Tak'e Sushi, he later became head chef at Subiaco's Satsuki, before taking over the head position at Sushi Wawa.

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George - head chef at WAWA


George's motto is "we care 150% about what we create in our kitchen. I believe this extra care goes straight to people's heart."

Situated in Innaloo, they are directly opposite Ikea at 8A Sunray Drive, Innaloo and are always very busy. They have a frequent eaters offer whereby you present your VIP tag, and for every $100 you spend, you get $7.50 off you bill.

Sushi Wawa is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.

Matsuri Japanese Restaurant
This restaurant serves sushi a la carte, and their presentation is outstanding. It is a slightly upmarket venue with delicious sushi.

Matsuri Restaurant started as a take-away in 1990, and several other Matsuri outlets were opened nearby, until their relocation to the current premises in the QV1 building.



Here you choose a set menu, or sushi by the plate and all dishes are created by Matsuri's talented team of chefs.

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Matsuri Japanese Restaurant


Their aim is to have light and healthy foods and feature the freshest and tastiest sushi as well as other Japanese meals.

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Presented as a mixed plate


Matsuri Sushi are open for lunch and dinner and are located at 250 St George's Terrace, Perth. They also take bookings which many of the sushi places do not.

Nobu Japanese Restaurant
Nobu Japanese is slightly different to the others in that it is one of the most upmarket and expensive sushi, and indeed general Japanese, restaurants. Situated in the Crown Casino, they have an excellent reputation with incredible menus.

I have been here just oncefor a birthday and I really enjoyed the service, food and ambience. The Head Chef of the International conglomerate is Nobu Matsuhisa, renowned for his television appearances and the amazing menus he creates.

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Chef, Nobu Matsuhisa


Elegant,and,sophisicated
An elegant and sophisticated Restaurant


Even the decor is stunning here with it glass chandeliers and it is an exclusive dining experience. It is a world wide restaurant chain, and below is a short video on sushi at Nobu.


On the menu are dishes such as:

Chef's Choice Sushi Selection
Chef's Vegetarian Sushi Selection
or chose individual sushi rolls such as:
Tuna and Asparagus
Negi Hama
Yellowtail Jalapeno
Spicy Scallop
Eel with Avocado
Prawn Tempura
Soft Shell Crab
Negi Toro
and heaps more



Nobu Perth is well worth a visit even if it is only once, however it IS expensive and it DOES have service like no other sushi restaurant in Perth.

Sushia Izakaya, Perth
This is the one restaurant out of the 8 reviewed that I have not yet been to, however a friend recommended it to me and he is a regular there.



My friend says they have an excellent selection of unusual sushi dishes, and many of these use sashimi or raw fish.

Sashimi used in sushi
Raw fish used in sushi


Here you can see a diner with an array of different sushi meals, served in an inviting presentation.

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An assortment of sushi


Sushia Izakaya restaurant is in the city and situated at Brookfield Place, Basement Laneway, 125 St George's Terrace, Perth. They are open for lunch and dinner, take bookings and are open Monday to Saturday.

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Outside area


Conclusion
There are, as mentioned many, many more sushi eateries in Perth and I am sure there are many more that are also good, however these are all restaurants that I have either eaten at, and been impressed with, or the last one which has been recommended to me by a friend, but which I have not yet tried.

Sushi,on,coloured,plates
Author's own photo


Be adventuresome when you have a sushi meal, and you will be surprised at how the mingling taste sensations go so well together, making an excellent lunch or dinner.

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Why? For a meal of sushi!
When: seven days a week
Where: Perth and North of the River
Cost: Varies
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