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Published April 4th 2019
Try this fabulous sushi restaurant
There are many sushi places around Perth, some are good and some are ordinary. Mr Munches is one of the best I have ever eaten at. It has the most unusual combinations of sushi fillings.
My friend described these fillings as "where east meets west". You can also pick your own fillings and have them made up. Each one is made up to order rather than like most of the shops where they sit on shelves for hours waiting to be picked!
Each sushi roll is made up to order
Tucked away at the end of a small arcade in Mt Lawley, this is a tiny cafe which is very big on food! We arrived very early for lunch as last time I went there, there was a line to get in and I hate lining up to get into a restaurant.
The menu is extremely large for a sushi/Japanese cafe style place and, as usual, I had a problem deciding which one to take. One of the ones I always pick at this restaurant is the potato and cheese sushi, as I find this most unusual and interesting.
This was called the cheesy potato roll and as with all their sushi, you can order a small or a large with a small being four pieces and a large being eight pieces. This one cost $7.40.
Cheesy potato roll - very yummy!
We decided we would pick two each of the rolls and share them all. They are all served on a wooden board but because we were sharing, they also gave us two plates.
Two different sushi rolls
The next one ordered was the Katsu Kilpatrick roll, which was a choice of chicken or pork katsu, with bacon, cucumber, and topped with melted cheese, BBQ and mustard sauce. This cost 9.90 for four pieces.
This was also delicious and I used wasabi sauce on all of mine and dipped them in a small dish of soy sauce.
Next, we went on to the Philadelphia roll, which was smoked salmon, cucumber and cream cheese. This was topped with black and white sesame seed with mayonnaise and their own sweet chilli sauce. This one cost $10.40 for the four pieces.
The last one we ordered was the chicken lover roll, which is grilled teriyaki chicken, karage, avocado and tamagoyaki topped with mayonnaise, and spring onions. This one cost $8.90.
Chicken lover roll
I cannot say which one was the nicest (even though I always order the potato one) as all were excellent. There are about 13 different types that you can order, You can also mix and match and make your own combination as mentioned.
This is a very humble restaurant with plain tables and one cute feature was the large hooks on the side of the tables, which we presumed was for hanging handbags on - such a good idea!
As this is in a very out of the way place, it is really only those who frequent this area that would know about this treasure of a restaurant. They would get known by word of mouth.
I can highly recommend this restaurant and they also have a range of Japanese meals, including donburi, karaage, teriyaki, katsu, gyoza, sashimi and more.
It is situated at 4/669 Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley and now also at 400 Albany Highway, Victoria Park, and available via Uber eats.
The entrance to Mr Munchies
Their hours of business are:
Their opening times
We were very full when we left this restaurant having decided we had, as usual, ordered too much! We passed a very small coffee shop as we left the arcade, called The Bossman. We, of course, had to stop as the cakes in the window looked so good. They also had one of my favourites, a Bogasha, which is a custard-like cake. Their coffee, although a very small cup, was also excellent - nice and strong.
Delicious Bogasha cake slice at Bossman
All in all, this was a brilliant lunch and one we will hope to repeat at a later date. The popularity of this restaurant is shown in that it opened in 2012 and not many restaurants tucked away at the end of an arcade stay open for this long in this day and age!