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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Sakura Kaiten Sushi

61 Little Collins St, Melbourne  VIC  3000


And this time I mean it.

Located directly behind the Melbourne Club a la cita, this little sushi place is the real deal.  A sushi train, with little screens in front of you so you can order things that aren't already on the carousel – or to order drinx – which then get delivered by a robot on a seperate eye level track.  Pile your dishes, each colour indicating the price, and show off to all there your prodigious gourmet appetite.

Yesterday I was taken to this authentic eatery along with some Japanese visitors to our fair city, and it was simply exceptional.  I had my first sea urchin (very fishy/ocean tasting, like the red part of scallops... or licking the back end of a fish), we enjoyed raw squid, scallops, and the "belly" meat of a tuna, the most tender and prized part.  Washed down with Asahi, it was, in my old rating scale, eight tentacles out of eight.

A quite small venue that seats maybe thirty people, they open for lunch and dinner, but are shut on Sundays.  Get there early or late to get an easy seat, otherwise expect to queue.