Food & Drink

All Aboard The Gold Coast’s Best Sushi Trains

By Mitchell Shepherd

There's something uniquely exciting about sushi trains, where culinary delights roll by on a conveyor belt, awaiting your selection. You have to be alert and quickly snag your desired rolls, before they're scooped up by an eagerly-waiting fellow patron.

From classic favourites to inventive creations, sushi trains boast top-tier Japanese delights that won't break the bank. Experience the art of sushi in a whole new way at the Gold Coast's best sushi trains.

O Sushi


There are few things better in life than annihilating plates of sushi while the salty breeze of the Pacific Ocean surrounds you. O Sushi’s stack of awards, plus its focus on fresh, seasonal produce, have made it many people’s favourite.

O Sushi gives you the option of taking from the train, or ordering from the set menu, which includes sashimi, signature sushi rolls, izakaya plates, tempura, teriyaki and noodles. Save space to sample their impressive drinks list with plenty of Japanese options.  

Sushi Honba

Burleigh Waters

This ever-bustling Burleigh Waters sushi train restaurant has to be one of the Gold Coast's best sushi trains. If not for the delicious rolls then for the vibey atmosphere and very affordable prices. Sushi Honba slings up perhaps the best karaage chicken we've devoured, so be sure to keep some extra space after all the rolls. They also do fantastic catering packages so you can level up your next party.

Sushi on James

Burleigh Heads

Sushi on James has been a stalwart of the Burleigh dining scene for years, and for good reason.  Located in the heart of James Street, this much-loved sushi joint serves up all of your usual train favourite as well as plenty of larger meals you can order. It doesn't get much better than eating sushi just metres from Burleigh Beach.

Sushi Train Miami One


Well loved by hungry locals, Sushi Train Miami One combines fresh sushi with reliable service. It’s the reason it’s often buzzing with customers. But it’s worth the wait. Once you get a seat, you can be sure a moving plate of goodness will catch your eye very quickly. One of the best Gold Coast sushi trains, the menu offers a decent selection, but it’s the quality that keeps people coming back.

Speaking of Sushi Train, this go-to sushi franchise has twelve locations all over the Gold Coast so you can rest easy knowing you're likely to get top-notch rolls no matter where you are. Some  of our favourite Sushi Train joints include Sushi Train Oxenford, Sushi Train Southport, Sushi Train Upper Coomera, Sushi Train Christine Corner and Sushi Train Labrador. Find the specific store information here

Osaka Kaiten Sushi

Surfers Paradise

Osaka Kaiten Sushi is run by master sushi chef Makiyama, so you can be assured that the sushi doing laps on the train is of the highest order. Osaka Kaiten has an impressive spread of sushi, plus more substantial plates for those looking for more than just a nibble. Certainly worth braving the bustle of Surfers Paradise for a sushi roll or three at one of the best sushi trains on the Gold Coast. 

Sushi Avenue

Surfers Paradise

Sushi Avenue is another sushi train snaking its way through Surfers Paradise, this time in the ‘culinary corridor’ of Cavill Lane. Haven’t taken a walk through Surfers Paradise in while? Well, maybe here’s the encouragement you need. The sushi menu includes all of your beloved choices; you can also try hot dishes, sashimi, udon and donburi. There’s also beer, wine and, of course, sake available if you’re in the mood.

Worked your way through the best sushi trains on the Gold Coast? Perhaps you’re hungry for Gold Coast's best ramen next? 

Image Credit: Vinicius Benedit

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