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Published March 23rd 2013
Being hungry on a Monday night close to 9pm does not bode well; a lot of the restaurants are closed or in the process of closing. My partner and I had a craving for some sushi and we were down on our luck when most of the sushi bars we visited turned us away. When we saw the open doors of Kambei, we were ecstatic we didn't have to resort to instant noodles at home.
Kambei does takeaway, though you can opt to dine in if you want. As its main focus is takeaway, the interior of the shop is rather small with only a few chairs to sit on. They were about to close as well so we chose to do takeaway.
Each bento box is served with rice, salad, 2 entree (a spring roll and tempura), 2 pieces of sushi and fruit. The spring roll and prawn tempura were probably deep fried twice; the amount of oil was insane. They placed these two very oily items on top of the slices of oranges so we definitely were not about to eat the fruit. The chicken was not cut properly so there were often times pieces of chicken hanging on by ligaments to each other. Some areas were a bit undercooked and some were overcooked. The teriyaki sauce was not too bad though.
The assorted sushi came with about 7 pieces of sushi and 6 pieces of salmon sashimi. All of the rice that came with the sushi was horrible; it was hard and ice cold and just not nice to put in your mouth. The rice has probably been left out for too long and they just wanted to get rid of it quickly. This made most of the sushi totally unenjoyable. The only saving grace was the salmon sashimi which was surprisingly quite fresh.
Next time if I'm looking for a late night place to have a meal, I'm going to skip Kambei. I'm just glad everything was only $12.80; at least we didn't put a hole in our pockets after that unsatisfying meal.