If decision-making isn’t your strong suit and menus give you anxiety, then sushi trains (or Kaiten sushi if you want to get technical) are for you.
You’ll have to be a little more adventurous and perhaps eat a couple of mystery items, but you'll be ok, we promise. Just take a punt on things that don’t look too suspicious and don’t invite that friend who only wants to eat edamame *eye-roll*.
Here are the best sushi trains in Perth. Next stop: total Japanese satisfaction. All aboard team!
As Perth’s most well-known sushi train ride, it’s no surprise that this old time favourite makes the list. We’re in it for the takoyaki (fried octopus balls) and spicy tuna rolls. The fact that it’s 30% off between 3 and 6pm from Monday to Thursday doesn’t hurt either. It’s happy hour sushi train people—get among it!
Anyone who sends us multiple plates of popcorn prawns after we’ve tackled Saturday afternoon IKEA has earned our loyalty forever. The fact that Sushi Wawa's train is among the longest in the southern hemisphere just adds to the novelty. At 62 metres long, it’s what sushi train dreams are made of.
We know it’s hard to turn away from the tonkotsu ramen that Zensaki is serving up in the city, but every so often you should head over to the conveyor belt. What’s on it will not disappoint!
Itoshii Japanese Restaurant
Tucked inside Morley Galleria, this cheap and cheerful joint is the perfect one stop shop for all your Japanese cravings. We know the plate stack isn’t a competition, but if it was, we’d probably win with all the Mexican rolls we’re grabbing. Just sayin’.
Yuzu Kaiten Sushi
Probably the tiniest little restaurant and easily the cheapest, Yuzu Kaiten Sushi (or as we like to call it, pocket rocket deliciousness) serves up dishes for only $3 on their sushi train. Combine this with the free hour parking nearby, and you’ve got yourself a deal.
We’re not quite sure how the Japanese/Thai fusion thing came about at Ae Sushi, but we’re certainly not complaining. Who doesn’t like a side of chicken satay and green curry with a Californian roll? Super friendly service and free BYO are just additional ticks of approval for this lovely little spot.
If you’re up to the challenge of thinking outside the box when it comes to sushi, then Pink Rice is where it’s at. After munching down on hand rolls packed with strawberries and kiwi fruit, your taste buds will be left dazed and confused, but satisfied all the same!
Slightly more expensive for a sushi train (you’re in Claremont after all), but after you taste the soft shell crab hosomaki you won’t care—you’ll just be on the lookout for more purple plates. Clean as a whistle and dumplings for days, just call us regulars already.
Sushi Master Sushi Train
With a name like Sushi Master and locations all over Perth, you know our expectations were high. Then we tried their tofu agedashi and furious phoenix roll. Needless to say, we rolled out rubbing our bellies and moaning “Oishii” from our full little hearts.
There are extra brownie points for any sushi train that allows you to watch the chef rolling your dishes as you nom away. Tucked away in Myaree, Tao is a little secret they’ve been keeping all to themselves…until now. Sorry not sorry.
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