“Sushi” well-recognized by Brissies thanks to outlets like LR and Top Sushi, frankly, is not authentic sushi. The term sushi means vinegared rice so technically, the “sushi” these outlets sell are sushi but they are more accurately “sushi rolls” and nothing more. We also sell sushi rolls, however I would never say that I am a sushi chef. I simply do it to offer healthy safe eating options to complement my cafe menu. My sushi rolls use gluten-free ingredients, premium short grain rice and organic seaweed. Anyway these sushi rolls are not “The Sushi” Japanese people refer to when they speak about the delicacy they love and sometimes do not hesitate forking out fortunes for.
There is probably only one outlet in Brisbane that I can highly recommend in this regard. This is “Fresh Sushi Co.” Being jointly run by the fish market, you are guaranteed freshness. And the skills of co-owner Narita san, the executive sushi chef, is magnificent. So accurate and the presentation is simply pure finesse.
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Look at these beautiful plates.
I can also recommend Hatsuhana in the Gold Coast Sea World Resort and the Tsuruya restaurant in Yeppoon Ridges Capricorn Resort. These resorts are both run by Japanese companies that have extensive knowledge and high standard of service in Japanese hospitality industry. Yuga in Surfers used to be really good but I have heard their chef changed and since have not been back to check myself.