As Semester one starts, as do quick lunches and coffees on the go. With Lygon street a block away, Melbourne Uni goers are rarely struggling for choice when it comes to good quality food.
As a lover of Japanese food and especially Sushi I made sure to scope out the best sushi in the area three years ago when I started my under grad. Three years later Sushi Sai is still one of my regular lunch spots.
From the outside (and to be honest the inside), it appears to be nothing special. The dark run down corner building is likely to scare some people away, but once you order from the overly friendly staff, you will realise the food here is fantastic. The sushi is very fresh and if they don’t have exactly what you want they are always willing to make up something for you on the spot.
My personal favourite are the cooked tuna and avocado hand rolls, which have the perfect combination of tuna to mayonnaise to avocado ratio. For those of you who are gluten intolerant they are completely on top of this. They have gluten free soy sauce and are able to make the cooked dishes with gluten free sauces.
They also have noodle, rice and soup dishes on offer and from word of mouth I hear these are as good quality as the sushi.
So next time your around Carlton, don’t be fooled by the run down exterior of Sushi Sai…give it a go!
For more information:
832 Swanston Street Carlton VIC 3053
(03) 9348 1466