|Sakura Japanese Sushi Bar|
Let me start off by reminding you that Melbourne foodies have never judged a book by its cover, which is why we bother to suggest this place. Like other Melbournians, we enjoy finding the rare and obscure eateries, and will venture in even if its appearance (or lack there of!) goes against all better judgement. You could say, we take this kind of risk in the name of good food.
|Sushi made to order!|
So, the shop front is nothing to look at. The very small dining area is also nothing to look at. But during our brief wait while our food was prepared, we watched a regular stream of people arrive to either order takeaway or dine in.
|Salmon, Cooked Tuna, Avocado|
|Inari, Cucumber, Avocado, Vegetarian|
After a few more mouthfuls of yummy sushi, we sat in in awe of the amount of people who continued to waltz in. Clearly, the locals know this is a little treasure!
Bellies now full, we sat back and watched the casually dressed chefs running around, taking orders, making sushi, and waiting on tables.
It was at this point, well after we'd eaten, when we noticed there's no pre-made sushi anywhere!
Each person who ordered had to wait (only a few minutes, mind you) while their sushi was made especially for them.
You may think, "so what?" and I say in response to that: In a day & age where many businesses cut corners for the sake of cost and rapidity, I think it's super nice to see a small business like this kicking it old school, and making their food to order. They clearly take pride in the food they make - otherwise, they'd just pre-pack like every other sushi place. Keep up the good work Sakura!!