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Published August 12th 2012
Freshest sushi and sashimi in Sydney
Sushi Hiro at Beverley Hills is a small but authentic Japanese restaurant. It can be hard to find a sushi restaurant in Sydney's south western suburbs, so with Beverley Hills being just a short distance from the King Georges Road M5 exit, Sushi Hiro is the perfect destination.
Sushi Hiro has a cosy and casual atmosphere and although the décor is a little out-dated it adds to the whole feel of the restaurant; if you are seated with your back to the front window you can almost imagine that you are in Japanese side-street rather than on the busy King Georges Road. When we visited the restaurant, the staff were really friendly and efficient, and for such a busy little place the service was quick.
Sushi Hiro has a large range of food available and all at reasonable prices. The most expensive items on the menu are the assorted sushi and sashimi plates at $19.80, but most of the main courses are between $10 to $15. My partner and I indulged in a mixed sashimi and sushi plate – the raw fish, tuna and scallops were fresh and delicious; this was definitely the highlight of our meal.
Deliciously fresh sushi and sashimi combo
We also ordered Tako Teriyaki – grilled octopus with teriyaki sauce, and soft-shell crab. I strongly recommend the octopus, but the crab, which was served with tempura tofu and tempura eggplant, was a little disappointing.
Tako Teriyaki - grilled octopus with teriyaki sauce
For those who are unsure of what to order, the menu has some set dinner menus to choose from ($27.80) as well as a luxury menu for two ($69) and a banquet menu for a minimum of four people ($30 to $35 per person). These options are always a great way to try something different and find a new favourite meal!
Sushi Hiro has a range of Japanese alcohol on offer – Hot and Cold Sake, as well as Japanese Beer. There is also an interesting dessert menu available. Green tea and black sesame ice-cream sounded tempting and I think I will have to try one of these next time. However, I still can't get my head around red bean sauce on ice-cream and it might be a while until I try this authentically Japanese menu item.
The restaurant was quite full on the Saturday night that we visited and there were only a few tables still available. I strongly recommend making a booking to dine here, especially if you are coming with a group. Parking is available along King Georges Road or on one of the side streets, but it can be difficult to find a spot close by.