The first time we were here we loved the deep fried prawns plate which I've never seen at other sushi train eateries. We loved it so much that we're always talking about going back and we finally did! Our first out of home meal for 2009; Umi Kaiten Zushi.
First thing that caught our eye was the salmon nigri. Both H and I just loves salmon; sashimi, smoked, grilled.. you name it, we'll try it and most likely love it. The salmon was very fresh and the overall combination of salmon, rice and mayo with red onion went really well together.
Salmon Belly Nigri. Another first for me seeing salmon belly served on sushi train. The dish was nice but it would have been better just by itself without the rice sashimi style.
H and I were very intrigued by a picture of this on their menu. It's Flamed Grilled Spicy Miso Scallop Roll. It's the special for the month selling at $9.80 a dish. A lovely combination of grilled scallop on a roll filled with avocado topped with spicy miso sauce. Very yummy.
This dish is fabulous. It's fish on a skewer and deep fried. The fish was really fresh. The reddish thing on the plate is octopus stewed in some kind of tomato sauce. It was really tender and tasty that we got a plate of that by itself.
Tomato Stewed Octopus - as above. Doesn't look as good as it taste.
One of the many fusion dishes at Umi Kaiten Zushi, I love the combination of mango and roe. The sweetness of the mangoes inter-mingled with the saltiness of roe *swoon*. The salmon however didn't add anything to this dish, in fact it was like a third wheel when you're on a date at the movies hehe.
Seared scallop and sashimi combo. Even though it looks like a great combination I would rather have eaten them separately as to be able to savour the natural flavours of both this ingredient. My brain was just too overwhelmed by the competing flavours of the two to be able to enjoy this dish fully.
Unagi Nigri. Pretty good as it wasn't overly marinated.
Seared Salmon - not as nice as Azuma's but still pretty good.
We can't believe the deep fried prawns were not on their menu. We settled for deep fried salmon skin instead. This dish is huge and well worth the $5.50 price tag.
Overall, a great place to go to for good and fresh sushi. It is however on the pricey side, but if you have the entertainment book, that entitles you to 20% of the total bill.
Umi Kaiten Zushi
Level 1, 477 Pitt Street
Haymarket NSW 2000