I am always on the lookout for hidden gems in terms of local food spots, especially when it comes to my daily work lunch. On Bond st between the Chicane café and Fitness First gym, exists a small Japanese sushi train/restaurant which one could easily miss even when walking down the street on a daily basis. The restaurant was only bought to my attention by chance when a colleague and I decided to try a different coffee spot and whilst waiting for our coffee noticed a small sign saying “Sushia”. From Monday to Friday, Sushia offers a daily special for $12.50 (there is also an extra 10% discount for Fitness First members). This is on the high end for what I like to spend daily for lunch especially when taking away but as one can choose to dine in the price is very reasonable.
The fit out is quite comfortable and spacious, offering a good place to have a relaxing lunch or catch up if one opts to dine in. The staff are also friendly. As it was a Tuesday, I opt for the daily special which is the Teriyaki Chicken with rice which comes with a small salad and a green tea. There are no complaints about the food, it is tasty and cooked fresh and servings are relatively generous. The scrambled egg on the side was a nice addition to the meal. Although better than an average Teriyaki chicken, it doesn’t shoot the lights out and isn’t something that left me rushing back to work to rave about the excellent chicken.
For those that are after a quiet place to catch up and get away from the business of the city whilst looking for a good quick meal, Sushia definitely meets the definition of a hidden gem. However, if you’re looking for a cheap and quick takeaway option for Japanese, there are other options in the CBD of similar quality and better value.
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