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Upon entering, you’ll be greeted with cries of “irasshaimase” meaning “welcome, please come in” and “arigatou gozaimasu” (thank you!) upon departing. The waiter will ask you how many people are in your party and then will promptly lead you to a table. Otherwise, grab a spot at the marble counter and watch the skilled kitchen staff roll up your sushi with the care and precision of true professionals.
Whether you’re into classic tuna nigiri or a modern rolled up spicy chicken maki-style, this is the place to taste a chefs years of devoted practice. And the best part? All plates are only $3.50.
All plates are only $3.50
Sit on the counter and choose one of these popular dishes from the sushi train or order on one of Sushi Edo’s ipads.
This nigiri sushi is made with a mound of specially prepared vinegared rice and layered with a thin slice of flame-grilled Tasmanian salmon that has been grilled with a blowtorch. It is then topped with Sushi Edo’s housemade teriyaki sauce.
This very popular sushi dish is made with crab meat, avocado, cucumber and topped with seared salmon and cheese sauce. The cheese sauce is made with parmesan cheese and mayonnaise. Before serving, the sushi is flame grilled with a torch so the salmon is seared and the cheese sauce melts.
This nigiri sushi is made with a mound of specially prepared vinegared rice and layered with a slice of flame-grilled eel that has been cooked with a blowtorch. It is then topped with Sushi Edo’s housemade Unagi sauce, which is a traditional Japanese sauce for eel sushi.
Before you can dig your chopsticks into your sushi, there’s a few steps to get your roll.
Once you arrive, you’ll be greeted with cries of "irasshaimase" meaning "welcome, please come in”. The waiter will ask you how many people are in your party and then will promptly lead you to a booth. Otherwise, grab a spot at the marble counter.
A conveyor belt passes plates of freshly made sushi right in front of you on a ‘sushi train’. Choose your selection and don’t forget to grab some pickled ginger, soy sauce and wasabi. If you miss picking up the plate the first time, don’t stress, the conveyor belt will bring the sushi to you again.
Otherwise, if you don’t see the sushi you want on the sushi train, get the chefs to make it for you by ordering your sushi on the iPad in front of your seat. There are also a la carte dishes to choose from as well as drinks and desserts.
Head to the front desk and the staff member will count the number of plates you had and will ask for payment.
Since opening the restaurant at Sunnybank, owner Jonny Lee has been overwhelmed by the number of people visiting from all parts of Brisbane. So why has the sushi eatery garnered a loyal following of regulars?
Lee says the key to the success of Sushi Edo is simple: they are committed to making the freshest sushi while keeping the prices low.
“Freshness is everything for sushi,” says Lee. “From konbu seaweed imported from Japan to Atlantic salmon sourced from a Tasmanian World Heritage Wilderness Area, we really focus on quality ingredients.”
Their fish is delivered every morning by a local seafood market, while chefs cut and prepare the produce all throughout the day, which creating the freshest sushi for your chopsticks.
The restaurant is fitted out with a modern bar-style seating as well as cosy booths for larger groups. The marble counter wraps around the lengthy sushi train that carries the fresh sushi around the restaurant, providing easy access for all customers.
If the sushi roll you want isn’t on the train, just ask the chefs to make it fresh. Or if you feel like something other than sushi, they create delicious la carte dishes like steamy pork gyoza, warm udon noodle soups or their Wagyu topped with Sushi Edo’s famous homemade teriyaki sauce. If you’re a sweet tooth, then you’ll be tempted by the restaurant’s array of desserts, like their green tea mochi, mars bar cheesecake or their black sesame ice cream.
All of the dishes are easy ordered with a few taps of an iPad, which are conveniently located in front of each seat and on each table.
Sushi Edo in Sunnybank is also fully-licensed, so you’ll be able to sip on a cold Asahi while enjoying your well-made sushi.
The most popular cuisine of Japan
With its rich history, Japanese cuisine has been refined over centuries to create elegant and exquisite flavours and textures. Celebrating seasonal produce, traditional Japanese dishes focus on food eaten as fresh as possible, as this is considered the ultimate way to eat. Fresh fish are eaten raw or lightly pickled, while produce is often only lightly cooked. While Australians have four annual seasons, Japanese chefs consider dozens of different seasons and carefully select ingredients that are in their prime and best represent that specific period. This is a defining hallmark of Japanese food. Japanese chefs also rarely mix different food types, with sauces and condiments normally served in separate dishes. Meals are mainly based on rice served with miso soup and other small dishes, like seafood, fish and vegetables. Seafood and vegetables can also be deep-fried in a light batter – this is called tempura. Other Japanese staples include noodles, such as soba and udon. In the past, Japanese people did not eat meat, but with the modernisation of Japan, meat-based dishes are now easy to find. In recent times, Japanese food has also been influenced by foreign food like Chinese ramen and fried dumplings, as well as foods like spaghetti, curry and hamburgers. As well as exquisite flavour, Japanese food is presented in a visually beautiful way, as this is an essential element to Japanese cuisine.