Today my partner and I went and grabbed some sushi train at Sushi Bay in Belconnen, Canberra.
Sushi Bay is a chain (but there is only one in Canberra) and is located on Benjamin Way next to Chang and Co, on the outside of the Westfield mall. This was my first experience at Sushi Bay, but I had heard good things and it didn’t disappoint.
One of the things that really stood out for me was the availability of black rice sushi. Black rice sushi is supposedly the best type of sushi you can have (in terms of rice) due to the high level of antioxidants. There are more antioxidants in black rice than blueberries for those who want a comparison. Besides the benefits, it’s also pretty tasty. For those wanting to dip their toes in the water, I would suggest going for something that you’re familiar with, and choose black rice instead.
At Sushi Bay, they have cooked tuna, salmon and avocado, and chicken schnitzel rolls served with black rice. So far the only other place I have encountered black rice sushi is Sushi Smith in Manuka. Sushi Bay also offers Udon noodles for those who want something besides sushi as well as the usual fried delights: spring rolls, chicken karaage, vegetable tempura and prawn tempura.
I ordered the soft shell crab in addition to the sushi train, but was a bit disappointed. It was just one crab and the sauce it accompanied with lacked flavour. Stick to the train at this place.
About halfway through our meals, the restaurant started to fill out and so the deep fried hot food which was previously cooked to order, suddenly appeared on the sushi train so despite feeling a bit full, my partner and I grabbed a couple of spring rolls and gyoza which ended up being pretty good! Overall, I do think that this is one of the better, if not the best sushi train in Canberra. Definitely give it a go if you’re in the area.
Sushi Bay Shop 328 Westfield, 18 Benjamin Way Belconnen ACT 2616 (On the same strip as Cold Rock, Nandos, and Chang and Co)
02 6251 8833