Ando: Sushi Train has opened up in Dee Why and what better way to enjoy sushi than a combination of great food and a stop to the beach! With the restaurant itself situated on busy Pittwater Rd, I thought it would be easier to find parking on Oaks Avenue and I was right. Located next to Pizza Hut, this restaurant space was previously used for offices. Stepping into Sushi Train Dee Why, I found that it was quite spacious and I was fond of the wooden earthy interior that they had going on. It was lunch time and many people sat on the bench along with sushi conveyor belt. I saw booths towards the back of the restaurant and was gleeful when the waiter directed me to the booth. I was curious about the seating capacity and asked the waiter. He replied with approximately 50.
I’m used to sushi restaurants stocking wasabi, soy sauce, ginger and napkins either on the table or the conveyor belt. So it came to me as a shock when this restaurant also stocked moistened napkins, sweet chili sauce, mayonnaise, chili sauce, tonkatsu sauce, gyoza sauce and more at no extra cost! How fantastic!
Grabbing sushi plates from the conveyor belt is one way to enjoy the food. You can also order it from the menu or you can ask one of the staff for a container so you can take it home to enjoy. Their six different coloured sushi plates ranged from $3.5 to $8.
Salmon Volcano Ship ($5.5). This was the first sushi plate I had and it was not a let down. Lightly seared, the portion was slightly larger than what I expected which is always a good thing!
Salmon & Ikura Ship ($5.5). I enjoyed the creamy top layer and the sweet and salty salmon roe.
Spider Roll – soft shell crab ($5). Anything with soft shell crab I am a fan of!
Sashimi ($8). The plate had 3 pieces of salmon and 3 pieces of kingfish. I saw on the menu that you can request grilled sashimi for an extra 50c.
Scallop Sushi ($4.5). I loved the lingering scallop flavour that followed each bite. Grilled Scallop Sushi is also on offer if you’re not a fan of raw scallops.
Chicken Katsu and Avocado with Black Rice ($5.5). Just trying to be healthy here but I guess deep fried chicken didn’t help.
Takoyaki – octopus puff ($4). Always a must when I go to a Japanese restaurant. Remember that additional mayonnaise sauce is available if you need it!
Today’s Fish Carpaccio ($14.80). Thin slices of raw fish with a blend of soy sauce, rice vinegar and sake.
Chicken Teriyaki Bowl. I initially wanted to order just a side of teriyaki chicken but changed my mind. Why not order a bowl and get rice and miso soup as well!
Every time you come and dine at Sushi Train or even order take away, you can earn VIP points. Membership is $3 but you will receive 30 points ($3 value) on your card. Spending $2 gets you 1 point and you can redeem 10 points for $1 credit.
There are also specials on dishes throughout the store which you need to keep your eyes out for. When I went, there was a Winter Special for Udon Noodles for the price of $4.8 (from $8.8) and there was a NRL Manly Home Game Special where if you show your home game ticket, you’ll get 15% off for take away (available only on the day Manly Sea Eagles plays at the Brookvale Oval).
Shop 1, 864 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why, NSW 2099
(02) 9971 9641
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday 11.30am till 9.30pm (last order at 9.00pm).
Disclaimer: The Lamstock was invited by Sana from SD Marketing to dine as guests. Opinions are however, our own.