Sakura Kaiten Sushi II

Thursday, June 16, 2016 Sharon Halim 1 Comments

Sakura Kaiten Sushi II is basically the second restaurant of Sakura Kaiten Sushi in Little Collins St. This restaurant is bigger than the original restaurant while having some similarities such as the dim lighting, long narrow pathway and friendly services. One of the things you'll notice is they have a major dragon ball collection and my partner is a big fan of dragon ball, he loves this addition to the restaurant.

Sakura Kaiten Sushi is my favourite sushi train restaurant in the city. After I discover Sakura Kaiten Sushi (Little Collins St) early last year, almost every moth we went there because honestly I love sushi and so does my brother. So when they decided to open a second store, I'm curious whether the quality and taste stands the same. I went in for an early dinner and quickly ushered to the nearest table.

There are three of us and we love Japanese food so much and it's been a long time since we visited Sakura Kaiten Sushi so we kinda go all in. Sashimi: Tuna Sashimi, Salmon Sashimi, Salmon Belly Sashimi, Scallop Sashimi. All of their Sashimi are normally fresh but if you come in on off peak hours, I suggest to order a new one rather than taking something from the sushi train.

Grilled Nigiri's: Grilled Unagi, Grilled Salmon, Grilled Salmon Belly, Grilled Scallops, Grilled Scallop with Mentai Sauce, Grilled Tuna, Grilled Shrimp, Grilled Yellow Tail, Grilled Pork Belly. This is my favourite section of their sushi collections. They managed to seared it perfectly, leave the middle of the fish raw just the way I like it.

Nigiri's: Fried Prawn with Tartar Sauce, Tamago, Calamari with Sea Urchin, Snow Crab, Tuna Belly, Ark Shell, Yellow Tail Belly, Scampi. 

Sakura Flowers: Tuna with Caviar, Salmon with Ikura. The quality of both sakura flowers are fresh and there are other varities such as salmon with lobster salad.

Rolls: Spider roll, Salmon Cream Cheese, Spicy Salmon. If you are up to something more filling than roll is the way to go. They have plenty options of maki as well such salmon maki, tuna maki and more.

Ships: Tobikko, Uni. Ships is one of my favourite sushi style cause it has seaweed wrap around it and allowing generous topping on top without getting messy. I love uni and it's hard to find fresh uni in Melbourne without going into Japanese fine dining restaurant. Uni at Sakura Kaiten Sushi are pretty inconsistent and not as fresh as I would like it to be. 

Fried: Deep Fried Sushi, Fried Scallop, Fried Shrimp Ball, Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki , Ebi Karaage, Tuna Karaage. Their tuna karaage is my favourite out of all their fried dishes, it was tasty and tender inside. I personally don't eat much of their fried dishes since I prefer their raw dishes.

Springroll: Duck Springroll, Chicken Springproll

Croquette: Potato Croquette, Pumpkin Croquette. I love their potato croquette, it was crunchy but so soft and smooth inside.

Other: Chawan Mushi, Wakame, Agedashi Tofu, Chicken Soba Salad. Their chawan mushi is one of my favourite, well made, smooth and warm. Soba salad is another option if you want something a little bit more filling but still cold and tasty, they used sesame dressings on the soba and it's one of my favourite dressings.

Desserts: Homemade Mochi Jelly, Mochi Green tea Ice cream. I love mochi and I love ice cream, put them together I love them even more but it's the most expensive plate and I think it's a bit unreasonable.

My top 5 sushi:
1. Grilled Scallop (I can eat this everyday)
2. Grilled Salmon
3. Grilled Salmon Belly
4. Tuna Belly
5. Tobikko

Price List:
Orange: $2.8
Pink: $3.6
Black: $4.6
White: $5.6
Red: $6.8

Overall, I love this place. Yes, it's a pricey and lack of traditional Japanese sushi but I think for the quality and taste they are serving, it's worth it. I suggest not to order their Chinese dishes such as spring rolls and dumplings cause they are pretty average and they are not specialise in Chinese dishes.

Sakura Kaiten Sushi II Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Monday-Wednesday: 11.30am-9.30pm
Thursday-Saturday: 11.30am-10pm
Sunday: 12.30pm-9pm

Sakura Kaiten Sushi
282 Lonsdale St
Melbourne, VIC 3000

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review. I'm looking for a sushi train in Melbourne and landed on here. I just had to say hello as I'm another Melbourne blogger called Sharon :)