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All You Can Eat Sushi @ Sushi Choo

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Published May 23rd 2012
Welcome to all you can eat sushi in Sydney


How many plates of sushi are you really capable of eating within a one-hour or two-hour time frame? Sushi Choo at The Ivy in George Street is allowing you to find out from now until mid-August 2012. Welcome to the $25 all you can eat sushi from the Merivale group. Take your pick from lunchtime (midday to 1pm) or dinnertime (5:30pm-7:30pm), Monday to Friday. When I refer to the term 'quality' sushi, I am referring to flavour and freshness. Open up sesame.

All you can eat sushi? Bring it on.


It was somewhat interesting and unexpected to be greeted in Japanese by a non-Japanese person, and she was rather vocal with the Japanese welcomes. I asked her if she ever studied Japanese or has been to Japan, and she mentioned that she has worked in various Japanese restaurants over the last five years. This is coming from a blondie. Really friendly and self confident in her approach to making guests feel welcome before stuffing their faces with sushi and Japanese food. Nice one.

My first sushi plate with chicken teriyaki


Come 5:30pm, within minutes (on a Tuesday night) the restaurant filled up rather quickly with a group of hungry souls that suddenly came out of hiding. Nearly everyone there had just finished work.

The beautiful ambience at Sushi Choo


The decor is really upmarket in comparison to many (if not nearly all of) the other sushi trains in the city, and in Sydney overall. The atmosphere was soaked in with a well of positivity for a few moments until I reached for the wasabi, only to find myself in a soy sauce disaster. The soy sauce (located in a similar container to where the wasabi is located) almost drowned my iPhone and my origami paper table cloth. The soy sauce should be in a circular bottle to avoid soy sauce, wasabi and ginger confusion.

Some simple but interesting sushi dishes


Whether you love sushi, or your just a fish lover at heart, then you will feel most welcome and cared for here, and it would be common sense to come here hungry to make the most of this amazing and unique experience.

Spicy raw tuna sushi anyone?


It was refreshing (albeit different) to see the raw tuna and salmon pieces with some lettuce with a tangy vinegar taste. Sorry guys, I am at a sushi train, not at a cafe. Please, please, please give me some more of your fish and sashimi, then I won't have a need to be wasting anymore rice; a few of my sushi dishes looked like white rice eyes as a result.

Refreshing sashimi


Quality dishes in beautiful ambience. I love it how the water (yes you definitely need it) was served in a jug that perfectly matches the decor, and if I could buy one of these jugs, I would jump at the opportunity as it would look beautiful inside my fridge at home. The water jug was the perfect backdrop to a stunning backdrop representing a cross where the Goldfish meets the Adriano Zumbo Dessert Train. It was actually great to consume some sushi in a trendy sushi train for a change, and all you can eat - it doesn't get better than that. No need to worry about your spending while your in the process of picking some great plates out. Many people picked up some plates immediately after finishing their last - just like that.

The interesting tofu and meat dish


There was a somewhat weird and unusual dish (it was my last dish until rejoice, some more sashimi came out of hiding) that looked like some mince on top of some warm tofu. You could easily misjudge this dish as a dessert dish; speaking of which the sweet tooth Sydneysiders weren't catered for on this occasion. It would have been great to have finished this experience with a dessert plate - or two.

Some yummy Japanese noodles


For the record, I ate 11 sushi dishes, and that kept me going until lunchtime today, and was overall a great dining experience that sadly came with some flaws. The staff looked like they were struggling to keep up (at times) with the demand from the hungry sushi eaters as the conveyor belts looked empty in parts. The test is will I return for another all you can eat sushi experience? Yes, I would although, I am a bit sushi'd out (if such a term exists) so best to leave it for a week, and then I'll get back to you. Maybe. Worth checking out if you are among of one of many sushi-loving Sydneysiders.

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Why? For all you can eat sushi in the heart of Sydney, for a limited time.
When: Monday to Friday 12-1 or 5:30pm-7:30pm (until mid August 2012)
Phone: 02 9240 3000
Where: Sushi Choo @ The Ivy, Sydney
Cost: $25 per person, drinks (except for water) extra
Your Comment
I love Sushi Choo! The Gyoza is amazing! I did find the sushi on the train rather repetitive though. There wasn't much variety when it came to what was on the train but I did think it would be an awesome place to take someone new to sushi or a guy that loves sushi. I mean all you can eat sushi does it get any better?!
by Alexandra Lazcano (score: 1|14) 2719 days ago
I love Sushi Choo! The Gyoza is amazing! I did find the sushi on the train rather repetitive though. There wasn't much variety when it came to what was on the train but I did think it would be an awesome place to take someone new to sushi or a guy that loves sushi. I mean all you can eat sushi does it get any better?!
by Alexandra Lazcano (score: 1|14) 2719 days ago
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