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Published October 24th 2011
What can be better than your favourite foods revolving around you on a train? Not much, I say. The Sushi Train at Bondi Junction Station almost always has a queue, and that's definitely for a reason. The lively atmosphere, delicious food and of course the train itself is enough to make this destination a sure hit amongst your friends and family. Located on Spring Street, it's a very short walk from the station and you can't miss it.
My personal favourite dishes include the aburi salmon, which is grilled salmon with a lovely sauce on it. You can actually see the chefs preparing it and other grilled dishes with what looks like a blowtorch. It usually gets snapped up pretty quickly because it's so tender and tasty.
A fun to eat dish at Sushi Train is edamame. In order to eat edamame, you pop the little beans out of their pods and into your mouth. Lightly salted, they have a delicate flavour. Kids will love how fun these beans are to consume.
If you're into seafood, there are a variety of seafood dishes available. There's prawn sushi, sashimi and a bunch of different fish dishes. There are even meat and vegetarian dishes for those who don't like seafood.
Priced from about $2.50 to $8 per little plate, depending on the colour of the dish in question, it can be a very filling and cheap meal. Seasoned sushi lovers like me tend to grab what we see and get full very quickly. If there's something you really want on the menu and you don't see it on the train, you can actually ask for it to be made specifically for you. It's the same with larger dishes, which can be custom-made for you. All you need to do is ask.
For me, Sushi Train is about the whole exciting experience. From waiting for my favourite dish to circle around to the sheer variety of food I can order, it's definitely something everyone should try. You eat as much or as little as you want and there's no pressure to decide. There are no waiters standing over you tapping their feet in frustration. You just take what you want and eat it. There are many different types of drinks available at Sushi Train but I personally prefer the green tea.
Don't forget to put your bag on the sneakily located bag hooks underneath the bench; it will make your life much easier. Also, if you don't know how to use chopsticks, you can actually ask for assistance and a staff member can teach you. Otherwise, it's perfectly acceptable to use your hands.
If you're looking for somewhere new to go, this establishment is my favourite sushi in the whole of Bondi. Take the kids and they'll love the novelty of the train. Take your sweetheart and their tastebuds, as well as your own, will thank you for it.
I'm irked since my regular favorite Sushi Train in George St cinemas closed - and Bondi is a train trip away - so I'm frustrated - until my partner buys a whole salmon from the fish markets and we load up on freshly-made salmon sashimi for the next week ...