Brisbane’s fanciest Japanese restaurants
Prepare to feed your inner sumo, Brisbane – we know he’s hungry.
We are eternally grateful to Japan for inventing one of life’s greatest pleasures: sushi!
Whether you exclusively eat sashimi, or you’re more of a chicken ‘n’ avo type, it’s time to whip out those chopsticks because we’ve rounded up a list of the best places to get your sushi fix here in Brisbane.
Cosy Paddington spot Moga is a winner when it comes to Japanese food, dishing up a delightful menu of á la carte snacks and meals, along with a banging cocktail list. Their signature range of sushi rolls are sure to impress, such as the Rosalie Roll with tempura prawn, lightly grilled fish, teriyaki glaze, julienned cucumber and a crispy fried potato crunch. If you’re in the mood for a more casual bite, head inside to their sushi train and make yourself comfortable in their booths whilst feasting on some seriously fresh sushi.
Sushi Kotobuki is well known and loved by Brisbanites, and after tasting their insanely fresh sushi you’ll understand why. They’re offering up an extensive menu, making choosing what to order quite the challenge. You can’t go wrong with one of their famous special sushi rolls, such as the Crunch Chicken, with crumbed chicken and cabbage and specially made tempura batter crunch, topped off with a generous serve of Japanese mayo.
What would this list be without a mention of our beloved Sushi Edo? With so many locations, you’re bound to be within range of a Sushi Edo, where you’re guaranteed a delicious feed with their consistently fresh and delicious sushi. Make yourself comfy on the train and order as many chicken ‘n’ avo nigiri as you can handle…
If you’re a city worker, be sure to check out Ichiban on your next lunch break. Located in the heart of Queen Street Mall, Ichiban is here to curb your sushi cravings all week long. Take a seat at the sushi train for the ultimate quick yet tasty lunch, where you’ll be spoilt for choice with a range of fresh sushi options from the train.
Local favourite Mizu is known for their casual, relaxed atmosphere and their contemporary fusion Japanese dishes. Their izakaya-style menu is best shared, so grab your fellow sushi lovers and indulge in a feast of fresh sashimi platters and speciality sushi rolls such as the Mizu Roll with avocado, cucumber and tobiko topped with salmon, tuna, kingfish and tenkasu.
Sushi with a side of karaoke? Yes, please. Nestled in the heart of Chinatown, Wagaya is the place to go for a fun atmosphere and an extensive menu of Japanese eats and cocktails to match. Plus, it’s BYO wine, making it the ultimate spot for dinner, drinks, and terrible singing. Feast on a selection of delicious nibbles such as fresh sashimi and sushi rolls, which you can order via iPad from the comfort of your seat!
If you enjoy the finer things in life and are looking for something a little beyond your standard sushi train (no shade!), Yoko is your place. The stunning riverside venue is located in the Howard Smith Wharves precinct and is an experience in itself. The location is matched by a menu of high-end Japanese cuisine, featuring some of the finest sushi in town. We highly recommend accompanying your sushi with a cocktail such as the slushie with yuzu, rum, passionfruit and mandarin.
Shunsai is home to some seriously authentic Japanese fare, with a focus on the freshest seasonal ingredients available. It will be a dining experience to remember, with various set menus on offer along with more casual options such as lunch bento boxes and donburi. For the full experience, opt for the kaiseki, which is a course that incorporates sushi, sashimi, tempura and other individual dishes.
Chop chop, let’s go!
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