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Your Bondi Sushi Guide

Mar 3, 2017  ·  3 min read

words by alex robertson

The art of sushi making is something that can only be pulled off by the finest of sushi chefs. The last time I “attempted” to make sushi it ended up looking like a floppy cucumber and when I cut it into pieces it all just fell a part.

If anyone has attempted to do the home made sushi thing and failed like me, you will know that even though all the ingredients are there it just doesn’t taste the same. Absolute respect for these chefs that literally make art on your plate and make it look so effortless.

When it’s done well, Japanese cuisine is by far my favourite flavour and I am always on the hunt for a good sushi bar. Here’s a little guide to the best sushi joints in Bondi.

The almighty king of fresh sushi! Raw Bar has been a Bondi favourite since the mid 90’s – before sushi became “cool” I guess you could say. Our good buddy Karl Misch and his team focus on perfection on a plate using the freshest produce the market has to offer. The sashimi cuts literally sparkle on your plate and rolls are so perfectly packed they look like some sort of robot made them. Wash it all down with a juicy plum wine or sake and you have yourself a 10/10 Japanese dream meal.

Another Japanese restaurant that occupies a prime position along our beachfront. Soy brings you quality Japanese food in a more traditional Japanese setting. The Décor features wicker lamp shades with a varied mixture of wooden slats and exposed brick walls giving it an authentic feel. There’s something about the vibe at Soy that keeps me coming back for more – maybe it’s the fresh food, maybe it’s the service or maybe it’s a combination of the two along with one of the best views Bondi has to offer.

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The holy grail of trains in the Eastern Suburbs – My buddies and I have a running joke that there must be a train that runs all the way from Sushi Train Bondi Junction to Sushi Train Bondi Beach and by the time it gets to the beach it sucks. Anyone who has ever eaten at the Sushi Train at the Junction would have to agree that it’s got it all over the Bondi Beach Train. The service is always spot on, the train is huge and there’s always bulk fresh supplies on offer. The only con about it is that you have to go during the week unless you want to stand in a line on the street and wait for a seat.

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