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Published July 10th 2012
Sushi has been a popular cuisine for quite awhile now and it's only increasing in popularity as years go by. For the longest time, I refused to try Sushi and would always turn my nose up at it and call it disgusting. Now a couple of week's ago, I went to Sushi Train. From what I could see, they are a very popular business chain. It was quite busy when we got there and we were waiting a good 10-15 minutes just to get seated. That being said from the moment we entered we were greeted by friendly, cheerful staff members and the atmosphere was just great. We were also lucky enough to get a booth, if you're going to eat at Sushi Train I definitely suggest trying to get a booth, they just give you so much more room.
The moment we were seated, we were offered drinks. I personally got lemon Ice tea, so good. Then it came to the sushi. I had to wait a bit for anything I liked to come around but it was absolutely worth it. The sushi itself is just lovely and I have to admit, any sushi I've gotten since then just hasn't been as delicious.
The good thing about Sushi Train is that they just have so many choices when it comes to their sushi and their plates are also colour coded for pricing. Their prices range from $3-$5.50 for the sushi and $8 for their soups. I mostly stuck to tuna based sushi rolls, starting with tuna and cucumber. I have to admit, whilst the inside out rolls did seem very different to me, Sushi Train does offer the very best sushi. I wanted to keep eating more, even after I was so ridiculously full.
Sushi Train really is a fun and exciting experience. As far as I could see none of the dishes had names, which to some might seem bad, but it honestly added to the fun. As the conveyor belt brought sushi around, you would just grab whatever looked really good and usually it would taste amazing. I'm not the type to be game enough to try the raw fish but I must say it did look good. Sushi Train also allows you to watch their staff at work as they prepare the food in the middle of the train. Which was not only amazing to see but also quite interesting since I personally had no idea how Sushi was made so quickly and neatly.
One thing I do regret not trying at Sushi Train is their desserts - green tea gelato, tiramisu, chocolate mousse and lemon cheesecake. I have made a promise to myself to try at least one of them next time I visit Sushi Train. As far as I know there are three Sushi Trains in South Australia. The Central Market, Welland Plaza and Grenfell St. If you haven't been before than I absolutely suggest popping in for lunch one day, you won't regret it.
Great review, Mieka! I am a big fan of sushi train and rely on having a healthy and delicious meal everytime I'm in town! They have so much variety that it makes me feel adventurous to try every dish at least once!