Shop RP1, 500 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 9262 9917
Food: 7.5/10 (cheap and quality assured)
Service: 5/10 (even though the wait staff was courteous, they did not wear protective hats and hair net, which was rather disturbing)
This will be my last entry on my escapade to Sydney!
Sushi Hotaru is a new addition to the range of Japanese restaurants at The Galleries, which also houses Kinokuniya (my favourite bookstore and I will always visit it when I go to Sydney!). Based on the information provided on their website, it only opened to diners in February this year! As I am a Japanese food fanatic, I have been on the look out for affordable sushi train in Australia for the past few years and SH fit the bill to a T. All the plates on the trains are just $3 except for those sashimi and delicacies which are slightly more expensive. But all in all, $3 a pop for quality and fresh sushi is definitely an attraction.
The very first plate that I had is something that was not on the menu and it was freshly made on the spot with the waitress heating the top with a cooking torch. It was a combination of salmon and scallop. It was so yummy but the rice on the bottom was spilling all over the place. I reckon you have to be really careful when you are enjoying it. 😀
They were exactly the ones that I always have when I was a kid. 🙂 Even though they might not be real shreds of crab meat in there, the stuffing was delicious and with the cute crab claws sticking out. Dipping it into the sweet chilli sauce, it was so ‘orgasmic’. How nostalgic!
Lastly, I also had a Prawn Tempura Hand Roll. It was another fantastic offering at hotaru. The prawn was coated with the appropriate amount of soft wheat flour and the tempura sauce drizzled on top matched it perfectly! NOM!
A rare find (I stumbled upon it as we were looking for dining options near our hotel) and juicy addition to the exciting Japanese dining scene in Sydney. I will definitely revisit and try the different varieties available on Hotaru’s menu.