Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sushi Hotaru

If you are a regular customer of Kinokuniya book store in Sydney you'd notice the brand new Sushi Hotaru on level two The Galleries Victoria around Town Hall station. That's how I found this new Sushi bar's 'opening soon' sign few weeks ago  on my way up to Kinokuniya and today I was the first customer on the queuing line at  11.30 when the staffs greeted us with their 'irrashaimase..'


They have a good variety of sushi with some kinda fusion nigiri sushi, all priced at $2.5 during the opening special and $3 for the side dishes.  The quality and the freshness are good and I'd be happy to comeback for a $2.5 nigiri sushi but if I compare with my favorite sushi in town, I'd definitely stick to my favorite Makoto's sushi. They have a good location inside the Galleries Victoria and the ambiance is ok, the service is good but not 'excellent' as I always expect from an authentic Japanese restaurant, or maybe I am just a fussy patron. 
(Tuna sushi)
(Grilled salmon sushi)
(Scallop sushi)
(Inari)
They also have a wide variety of side dishes on the menu but unfortunately most of them were not available, I was expecting to have agedashi tofu and deep fried salmon's skin but they didn't show up at all so I ended up trying the drum stick karage and mini okonomiyaki.

(Mini Okonomiyaki)
(Drum sticks karage)

(Green tea latte with red bean ice cream)

4 comments:

grub said...

ooo the sushi looks really fresh and yummy! the green tea latte and red bean ice cream would have tasted superb :)

i hope kino will open in Melbourne one day haha

nonchan said...

The atmosphere is cool!

♥ selena nana ♥ said...

WOW!!SYDNEY Australia has a Kinokuniya book store!!!Surprise!!!!(o→ܫ←o)♥
your favorite sushi ... After all, MKOTO sushi.!!!haha☆ε(◕‿◕✿ฺ)з
I love Mini Okonomiyaki!♡o。.(✿ฺ。 ✿

Rashai said...

Grub,
The green tea latte does taste superb! Would love to try their cocktail too.. I believe you'd be the first member when Kinokuniya opens in Melbourne :)

Nonchan,
Yes it's a nice place..

Selena,
I love Kansai style Okonomiyaki and for sushi, my favorite is otoro.. :)