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Sushi Train @ Carseldine

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by Chrystal Byrne (subscribe)
Freelance writer living on Brisbane's north side. Studied creative industries - currently studying library and information services.
Published September 13th 2012
In my opinion there are two different types of sushi eaters. One type will try everything – raw squid, raw salmon, caviar – the other type will stick to the chicken and avocado rolls. One type savours the exotic, the other not so much. I'm the chicken and avocado type. I love my sushi but I stick to what I know (no offence to the more exotic types out there). Fortunately, Sushi Train at Carseldine caters for both types of the sushi eater.

Sushi Train at Carseldine is located within Carseldine Central on Beams Road, just off the busy intersection. The customer service at this particular sushi restaurant is extraordinary. You're kindly greeted upon arrival by each of the restaurant's employees – calling out from their individual work stations to make you feel welcome. Sit yourself down at a booth or around the train of sushi and the experience has begun.

Now, as I mentioned, I'm a bit of an amateur when it comes to sushi – but Sushi Train caters for a range of tastes. Here's my limited (only by myself) sushi list that I can get from Sushi Train:
Chicken and avocado
Chicken, lettuce and cream cheese
Chicken and cucumber
Chicken, cucumber and cream cheese

I can add mayonnaise, soy sauce, ginger or wasabi sauce to my sushi (I go with the mayonnaise) and can have my choice of beverage and dessert (the mango flavoured Aloe Vera drink is divine). As the sushi train goes round, patrons can pick their sushi from it, or order specific sushi from the hovering waiters.

Avocado sushi with mayonnaise @ Carseldine Sushi Train
Avocado sushi with mayonnaise @ Carseldine Sushi Train

One reason why I like this sushi store is that the sushi is always fresh. Sushi Train is always so busy that the cooks are constantly refilling the train. The rice, avocado and chicken are always the perfect kind of soft and the cucumber is always moist. When crumbed calamari is available (yes, I do eat crumbed calamari) it is always the good kind of chewy – never too hard.

The prices at Sushi Train vary depending on the colour of the plate/s you choose. Blue plates of sushi are the cheapest at $3.50, silver plates are $4.00, orange plates are $4.50, green plates are $5.00, purple plates of sushi are worth $5.50 each and black plates, the huge chef specials, are worth $8.50 each. Don't stress though, the most common plates on the train are the lowest in price, blue, silver and orange.

Sushi Train
Sushi Train

The atmosphere at Sushi Train, Carseldine, is wonderful. The place is bright and busy and everyone feels comfortable talking and laughing. It's a great place to take your partner or social group and the waiters make it that much better by being so friendly and accommodating.

After you've eaten your fill of delicious sushi a waiter will add up your bill and you can head over to pay. Sushi Train has a loyalty card available which adds points when you dine and can later be used to discount your meals. When leaving the Carseldine Sushi Train the employees all call out their thank you; you leave with a smile and a belly full of sushi.

Chicken and avocado sushi with mayonnaise @ Carseldine Sushi Train
Chicken and avocado sushi with mayonnaise @ Carseldine Sushi Train
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Why? Because you like sushi.
When: Lunch or dinner.
Where: Sushi Train, Shop 5, Carseldine Central, 735 Beams Rd, Carseldine, QLD.
Cost: From $3.50 per plate
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