Sally forth to Seaforth if you’re on the hunt for salubrious sushi and sashimi in the northern reaches of Sydney, hook a turn west off Manly Road to the Sydney Road retail and restaurant village and set your sights on Sushi Sankaku, a stylish salon in which to savour the freshness and simplicity of Japanese cuisine. Start small but luxuriously with the delectable Wagyu beef gyoza served with a spicy ponzu sauce, go for the Sanka house salad, or head straight for the motherlode – ocean-fresh sashimi and sushi, nigiri, semi-rolls and all the permutations thereof. For bigger appetites there are classic Japanese main courses, and regulars benefit from frequent adventures by the chefs beyond what’s on the menu.
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Great range of meals. Plenty for everyone. Easy to share. Bento box very good
Excellent, fresh seafood. Consistently good. Will continue to be a regular diner.
Seaforth’s Sushi Sankaku does a roaring trade both at lunchtime and in the evening, with the restaurant’s Sydney Road premises open from Tuesday to Saturday from 11:30am until 9pm and Sundays from 5:30pm until 9pm, so be sure to book your tables at this cosy, vibrant Zen-den of a sushi restaurant in advance. The service is friendly and the menu carefully curated, meaning it’s easy to close your eyes and point and be sure to surprise yourself with premium Japanese eats. Salmon and avocado rolls are always a standby in Sydney’s many Japanese sushi joints, and the same goes here – beautifully presented on artisan tableware, the rice flecked with black sesame.
Other favourites for us are the wasabi popcorn prawns, incredibly moreish morsels of salted seafood heat, and if you’re looking to mix up your Japanese dining experience a little, go for one of Sushi Sankaku’s bento boxes – teriyaki chicken or beef, salmon and chicken katsu – all served with rice, salad, goma ae spinach, six-pieces of the baby roll and three pieces each of sashimi and tempura. Otherwise there’s big bowls of steaming nabeyaki udon noodles packed with egg, beef, vegetable tempura and green shallots for perfect rainy Sydney winter warmer and, unmissable for vegetarians, the delicious dish of enoki, shiitake, flat brown and king oyster mushrooms stir-fried in a mouthwatering butter-soy sauce. Find Sankaku on Sydney Road in Seaforth, just off Manly Road.