Sushi trains are one of my pet peeves, particularly the ones I have had in Melbourne. So when I heard that a new sushi train was in town, and it was going to be in Box Hill, I wasn’t particularly enthusiastic. But, after some persuasion from my sister, along the lines of not judging a book by its cover and also that there was an opening promotion of $3 on all items, I caved in on my stance.
This newly refurbished restaurant is clean, sleek and fairly lively with diners. Watching the chefs prepare your food is always entertaining!
Rating: Yummy – a pleasant experience, but not somewhere I’d return in a hurry. The variety is decent, and presented quite well, however overall it failed to impress. The sashimi at times had a tinge of fishiness, a number of items were drowning in mayonnaise, and the tempura batter was not crispy enough.
There was a lot of room for improvement, whether it is use of fresher ingredients, or even better organisation around the preparation – I saw a batch of tempura bought out in a tray, to be then left under the bench for a good 15-20 minutes before it was served. I must note though, I visited back when it was first opened in September this year, and well I hope they may have cleaned off some of these seething problems since.