Conveniently located opposite Campsie station, Dong Hae Sushi Bar is a tiny Japanese eatery that is popular with locals.
You won't find fancy "fusion" Japanese dishes or complex adventurous combinations of ingredients on their menu, just simple Japanese fare including salmon and avocado rolls, freshly sliced sashimi, tempura prawns, steaming bowls of udon, and teriyaki chicken on rice. Their focus is on fresh ingredients, tasty food and fast, efficient service.
The restaurant seats, at most, 20 people, including a row of tall bar stools where one can sit and admire the sushi chefs at work, meticulously rolling sushi and assembling sashimi platters. The decor is understated but homely.
A family-sized sushi and sashimi boat ($42) was ordered and shared between two. Fresh slices of salmon, kingfish, tuna, salmon belly and snapper were delicately laid upon mounds of grated daikon. The accompanying nigiri were delicious, with the sushi rice seasoned delicately and cooked perfectly.