I love sushi! No sushi train here in Sydney can quite reach the level of cheapness and deliciousness that you’ll find at any chain store in Japan, but the best I’ve found has been Sushi Kaido in Chatswood.
The dishes are a bit more pricey than other sushi places so we’re definitely not making weekly visits, but it serves as a nice treat once in a while.
Luckily, Kaido Sushi has managed to stay open through the COVID pandemic, even as some nearby Japanese restaurants have closed down (like Makoto Sushi just down the road). They’re currently operating on reduced seating, and the sushi “train” itself isn’t running.
On the plus side, this means that all the dishes are made to order so you know it’s going to be fresh!
Tuna is my favourite sashimi, so I always make sure to get the Tuna maki ($5.5):
And always a guilty pleasure of mine is the Ikura ship ($10):
These eggs will burst in your mouth with a salty / fishy taste. Now that might sound disgusting, or it might not - it definitely can be a bit of an acquired taste. Instead of eating the whole thing in one bite, I try and prolong this expensive experience by picking off small clumps of the eggs at a time with my chopsticks.
They have some nice combination rolls as well, like the Twin roll with salmon and avocado ($6.5) and the Dragon roll with eel, cucumber and cream cheese ($4.3):
The staff and chefs that run Sushi Kaido are Japanese, so you can trust that you are getting an authentic sushi train experience. But what really tops it off for me is that they have umekyu (umeboshi and cucumber roll) on the menu.
The sour taste of umeboshi (a Japanese pickled plum) goes great with cucumber. You’ll see this at any sushi train in Japan, but it’s quite rare to see it in Sydney. I love it!