There’s great synergy between beach life and sushi. As long as you don’t get Bondi Beach’s famously golden sand in your maki roll, Japanese sushi is the perfect, light, and fresh match for a day of swims and sunbaking. Thankfully, behind the Pavilion on Gould Street, you can find Myoko Sushi Bar’s chic little outlet, with its classically minimalist, dark wood-panelled interior in cool contrast with Sydney’s sun-kissed world outside, and the colourful sushi, sashimi, and other Japanese delicacies on offer from Myoko’s expert chefs.
Myoko’s comprehensive menu of Japanese cuisine begins with fresh nigiri – tuna, king fish, salmon, prawn, and their elegant little seaweed salad and caviar ships, which encase their rice-less ingredients in a single thin strip of nori. The kitchen at Myoko Sushi Bar’s Gould street premises seem to have all the bases covered when it comes to sushi and sashimi, from the equally elegant small rolls through to the sashimi platters and conical hand rolls. As always, Myoko’s proximity to Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach means brisk business throughout their seven-days-a-week opening hours.
While Myoko Sushi Bar’s chief activity is to serve up deliciously fresh and inventive sushi and sashimi selections, this Bondi Beach standby also do fantastic Japanese cuisine that moves beyond tried-and-tested rice, fish, and nori combinations. Their gyoza are to die for and the crispy soft shell crab salad is a great entree to their more hearty Japanese bento boxes and main courses. Always a lunchtime favourite, Myoko’s bento boxes are an easy way for the indecisive to get their Japanese fix, while pan-fried salmon and katsu curries satisfy more serious hunger pangs. As if designed for Sydney’s beach bums, Myoko also whip up a mean green tea ice cream. Enquire at Myoko’s Gould Street sushi bar and restaurant about their catering service, too – nothing like platter upon platter of Japan’s most famous export when you’re hosting a celebration.