Sushizilla – Central Park

Colourful tetris crates form the outstanding eye-popping features of Sushizilla on the food court level of the Living Mall at Central Park.

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Halloween this year was somehow memorable partially because of the spectacles presented by circus performers, the massive line to get free burritos at Gomez y Guzman, having sips of wine at the art gallery spaces, and the interactive wall on Ground level.

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Chippendale has beautifully placed a tall building with plants right next to the UTS Tower Building. When you look at it from a distance, notice how modern it is compared to the ugly tower- really, please do.

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The shopping mall itself is extremely spacious and on the food court level (2), there’s a delightful sushi train place next to Chatime. There was an Opening Special for 2 weeks and now there’s the Xmas Sale with $2/plate.

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What I loved about this place is first impressions. Yellows, reds, blues and greens boomed into your face from all angles. Seats, chairs, on the walls, and even glance upwards to the crates hanging from the ceiling!

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There is also a bit of cartoon anime coming up at me on the corner where the chefs cook. This interior design is becoming really popular particularly at Grilld, Madmex and at other stores.

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At $2 a plate, it’s easy to eat and forget the number of plates you’ve had! Most of the plates have 2 pieces only so if you’re feeling hungry, handrolls are just $2 for a good bite.

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My friends and I ordered (left clockwise) Californian, soft shell crab, spicy salmon and eel handrolls.

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Abalone. It’s expensive. Use the (not –so-user-friendly) touchscreens to order this two piece sensation!

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My friends and I got a little frustrated at the Mizuya-type ordering system because it always goes to the screen saver mode after 5 seconds so we always have to tap tap and order quickly! The first time I went we moved to the sushi train seats…

The teriyaki sushi was pretty normal but came in 4 pieces so all is forgiven.

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How can you NOT like salmon? The salmon cucumber with more salmon (the salmon lover) has a sweet and delicate taste!

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Seared scallops were the winner of the day. It was lightly flamed topped with this seafood mayo- definitely the one to get again (in fact my friend got it twice!).

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It took quite a bit of time to get our sushi when we ordered it but staff were friendly and shouted something in Japanese to get us to out seats.

The shark fin jelly sushi.

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Overall, a great little joint and an easy winner for sushi lovers! They also offer noodles, bento boxes, salads and other things Japanese (clearly, you can tell I have never been to Japan).

Daym why do I have to graduate when new and exciting things come up? This place will change the social dynamics of UTS and Tafe students, as well as office workers in the Sydney CBD area.

Rating Review: =D  =)  =|  =(

Product (sushi): =)

Ambience: =D

Service: =|

Value: =)

Would I buy go to get $2 sushi again? Yes! I’ve already been again and would go another time too! It’s pretty cheap compared to other sushi trains that normally charge $2.50 for their cheapest plate and could go up to $7/plate for their priciest! In saying this, sushi rolls average at about $2.70 these days but  at Wynyard station, I’m sure they still have the $1.50 rolls 😉  (or $1.20 if you go after 5pm when they try to sell their remainders)

Would I spend $3 on a plate of sushi? Maybe. I certainly wouldn’t mind going again and paying full price on some items. Some of the 2 pieced $2 plates will not be worth it. For example, the salmon sushi because when you think about it, it’s just two small balls of rice with two small sliced pieces.. the Fish Markets is not far away and their salmon is to DIE FOR.

Highlight: The crates! It’s like playing human tetris and gives it that vibrant and lively feel to the place. I’m not too sure why it’s called ‘Sushizilla’ (maybe gozilla?) but the brightness really makes it shine in a level full of other eateries. $2 abalone and other seafood delicacies made my tummy rumble and impulse eat- good choice!

Suggestion of Improvement: There’s probably a bug in those touch screens so fix it up? Every time my friends and I had to go from the Home page and tap the process multiple times. There were also quite a few items on the menu that weren’t available so just bare in mind not to keep the customer’s hopes up. One other thing, the crab claw wasn’t amazing either.

Angela Bee

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