Hi there! I'm Sammie, a Malaysian who's a lover of unicorns, bargains and adventures.
Published September 16th 2012
You can still get fresh sushi when broke
A friend asked me whether I was up for some sushi. Being your typical broke student, I told her that I'd have to turn her down. She scoffed at me and asked whether I was too broke to even afford sushi at $3 per plate. Wait, what? Intrigued, I let her take me to Kishi Sushi down at Rundle Street, close to East Terrace.
It's a small, intimate place with a conveyor belt in the centre and bar stools positioned around it. It's perfect for small groups or couples but if you've got more than 4 people, it might pose a problem to find seats. The red and black walls set a modernistic feel to the place while the music gives a relaxed, chilled out vibe. So far I'm liking the atmosphere.
The waiting staff were very friendly and on our arrival, told us about the day's special deal. It was a Sunday, so that meant every plate on the train was only $3. He also informed us that we could order from the menu and as long as it wasn't a special, it would still be priced at only $3. The cheapskate in me roared approval and I then began watching the train like a hawk for some tasty cheap sushi.
As we did arrive a little late (around 8.30 pm) there wasn't much variety on the train. But that was alright since we were allowed to order from the menu. We got Spicy Tuna/Salmon, White Spider Roll (delicious soft shell crab and avocado), Salmon sashimi and something called the Golden Gate.
Golden Gate - soft shell crab, prawn tempura, avocado and cucumber
My favourites were definitely the Spicy Tuna and Spicy Salmon. The sushi tasted really fresh and I really enjoyed it. The fact that it only cost us $3 a plate helped; I don't think I've ever seen salmon costing less than $4 in any sushi bar.
If you're just going to be selecting sushi from the train, I know how annoying it can be to look at a plate of sushi and wonder what the heck is that. Kishi Sushi presents an easy solution to this problem by numbering the plastic covers of their sushi. You can then cross-reference it with the menus on the table and voila, you now know that that weird looking roll is a plate of beef teriyaki.
The $3 sushi on Sunday night is not the only deal offered in Kishi Sushi; in fact, they've got deals for every night that they're opened. If you're feeling like a beer on Friday night, Kishi Sushi has got you covered with $3 beer during their happy hour from 5pm till 7pm. Good sushi, good ambience, good prices, I really can't ask for more from them.
I'll definitely be coming back here to try out their different specials. I do believe they also have a loyalty card so if you become a regular, you're able to get free plates as well. It's a great place to have one-on-one catch up sessions with friends over some cheap but fresh, delicious sushi.