Freelance writer with a BA double majoring in Literature and Australian History who loves finding random places of social or historical treasure whilst travelling around visiting festivals, markets and quaint cafes with my husband and baby
Published February 24th 2016
Is this the best sushi takeaway on the Gold Coast? You judge
I'm going out on a limb here to say that Sushi Rice Bowl Tama-Ya is the best Japanese takeaway on Gold Coast. I know people will dispute this, because everyone has their favourite sushi restaurant, but this one definitely stands out from the crowd.
Firstly, it's in an unassuming shop inside the Homeworld Centre, Helensvale, on Hope Island Road. In this remarkably good home centre, Sushi Rice Bowl is not pretentious. It's sits quietly with little tables and chairs outside inviting diners to come in.
Once inside, it feels really authentic. I've travelled quite a bit in Japan, and back in Australia I'm constantly looking for good Japanese takeaway in a cafe or restaurant package that feels right. Sushi Rice Bowl is a little hole in the wall restaurant, with hanging material out front which gives it an unassuming appearance, and friendly staff who are only to eager to assist. The mood lighting is darker than the day outside, and feels private and genuine.
Now for the food. Rice bowl meals from $11.80 such as karaage chicken don and teriyaki salmon don, amazing ramen noodles from $11.80, udon and soba noodles from $7.80 such as bukkake curry udon - they all never disappoint. The bento boxes range from yakiniku BBQ beef box to teriyaki to tempura (vege and prawn) from $17.80.