Lydia C. Lee is still trying to work out what to do with her one wild and precious life. She currently is a haphazard blogger. Read more at holidazeandhellidaze.blogspot.com.au or www.pandoraandmax.blogspot.com
Published January 18th 2013
Best sushi and sashimi in Byron Bay
In the heat of Byron, nothing is more refreshing than a plate of fresh sushi, so Kinoko Sushi Bar is the place to head in the heat of the day.
It has a sushi train as well as restaurant seating. There is a full a la carte, so you can order more elaborate fare and freshly sliced sashimi, but we just stuck to the reasonably priced train plates as the variety was huge and my kids can quickly bankrupt me with the amount of sashimi they can eat. Note the menu board with the specials on the wall, as they offer European influenced Japanese dishes - Tuna Carpacio was tempting on the day we went.
The plates start at $2.50, and there is plenty on offer in the $2.50 and $3.50 range. They also have a vegetarian section on the train. Not just inari but elaborate rolls with all different produce involved. I'm not vegetarian but the variation and range caught my eye as it's not the standard sushi train offerings.
The restaurant was crowded at lunch time but at no point were we hurried out. After a week of fried food and chips, it was a welcome change that we all enjoyed.
Conveniently located in the main shopping strip, it's easy to get to, and good location for some pottering around the shops or heading back to the beach.