While hanging out with friends that had particular food allergies but loved eating seafood, Sushi Bay seemed like the logical place to quickly grab a bite to eat before the movies and it is a much easier way to split the bill.
If you’re like my friend and haven’t been to a sushi train before, the concept is simple: plates whiz by on a conveyor belt and you grab what you want and whatever else is on the menu that you can’t find on the sushi train can be made especially for you. Each plate is colour coded so you know how much it is worth and at the end, someone takes your plate total and it gets tallied at the front counter.
Salmon sashimi.I have never seen this before, it was supposedly ‘black rice‘ with crumbed chicken and avocado, it looked more like coloured rice mashed with red beans.Chicken and lettuce.Tuna salad.California roll.‘Lion King‘ appears to be a tuna salad roll with avocado topped with cooked salmon and roe.Plates zooming past, there is no hesitation in sushi trains or you’re left waiting for it to do a whole loop before it comes back to you (and that is assuming someone else hasn’t taken it by then).Takoyaki octopus balls were barely warm and I would have liked more bonito flakes too. They were okay, next time I would request that they be made fresh.Crumbed Ebi tempura served with mustard, does anyone else find that weird?Tuna salad with cucumber and avocado.Sushi made to order~
Unagi marinated eel. This is always one of my favourite things to eat at a sushi restaurant. It is really nice here, don’t be put off by the eel, it really just tastes like a grilled fish.Seasoned seaweed. The seaweed has a nice chilli kick to it.
Towards then end, my friend (who hadn’t been to a sushi train before) and I were both astonished and amused. She loved watching all the dishes whiz by and the excitement that she could pick anything off the train whenever she wanted. I sat there with my mouth opened in shock that the staff was opening up packets of cream cheese and cutting them into small blocks, my eyes frantically darted back and forth to see which sushi roll it ended up in. I feel it is really westernized sushi adapted to suit Australian palettes and the toppings that made me raise my eyebrow might be someone else’s favourite. Each to their own I say. Not the worst place I’ve eaten at in a mall but I would recommend getting fried and grilled selections made to order.
Venue: Sushi Bay
Address: Shop 328 L3 Benjamin Way, Belconnen, ACT 2617
Phone: (02) 6251 8833