>> May 5, 2013
Where is Sushia Izakaya & Bar? When I first heard about this Japanese restaurant, I had to pause for a second to wonder where it was. The address said 20 Bond Street in the Sydney CBD and the only building on Bond Street that I could think of was the Fitness First Bond Street building. Given that I walk along Bond Street almost daily, could I have been oblivious to this restaurant here? The answer is yes - this was exactly where Sushia is hidden - tucked away in a corner of the ground floor, opposite Australia Square and Ryan's Bar.
I was mollified to find out that Sushia only opened late last year.
I thought the private dining room in the above photo was very cute. Sometimes private dining rooms in Japanese restaurants can be quite stark but this one was very charming with potted plants and empty glass bottles giving it some ambience. I could definitely see my work colleagues wanting to pop here for a corporate lunch.
We didn't take any plates off the train but instead enjoyed some dishes from the menu that came recommend by our incredibly friendly waiter, John.
If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you would have seen that I posted a picture of this platter because I was so impressed by the presentation! It arrived on a large stoneware plate appearing as if it bore three dragon eggs. Carefully placed seashells and polished smooth stones graced the back of the platter and even the piped wasabi itself looked like a small shell.
The sashimi was very fresh and John told us that they choose their seafood each morning. My favourites on the platter were the salmon sashimi (melted in mouth), grilled aburi sushi and the pieces of salmon & avocado roll - I liked how the seaweed still had a bit of fresh crisp wrapped on the inside of the roll.
Before we left, I noticed they are doing a check in promotion where you can get 10% off your food bill if you do a Facebook check in and show it at the counter.
And they have a Happy Hour promotion too - with a range of Japanese beers and Asahi on tap.
Now that I know that Sushia is just down the road from my work, I think I will be back again soon.
The Food Book dined as a guest of Sushia Izakaya & Bar and The Horizon Communication Group