Saturday, December 15, 2018

Sushi Jiro, Chadstone by Obelix

When one of the main food courts in Chadstone closed down for refurbishment, I was saddened as I miss my closest Omi's Wagyu Don (yes, I realise it is very much a first world problem).  However since its re-opening in recent weeks, I have found a new love - Sushi Jiro, next door to Omi.

Sushi Jiro is dotted everywhere in Melbourne.  Their point of difference, they like to tout, is that they offer handcrafted sushi with a creative flair, aka, not your ordinary sushi rolls.  Indeed, they do have a wide variety of sushi and sushi related offerings over and above the standard California roll.  They also have a few tables set up for the sushi train however I've found it difficult to get onto the sushi train tables especially on the weekends leading up to Christmas.  I order from the pre-made display and eat on the run.

My favourites are:

Sushi Jiro, Chadstone, tempura prawn temaki
Tempura prawn temaki - I like these partly for the kitsch of a conical shaped sushi wrap (you get more nori, you see). The tempura prawn batter is crispy which is an important sign of freshness.

Sushi Jiro, Chadstone, dragon roll
Dragon roll - love the sliver of smoked eel on top. I normally come across these filled with tuna however this one is filled with a tempura prawn - even better.

Sushi Jiro, Chadstone, shiitaki inari
Shiitaki inari - I love an inari with its marinated beancurd receptacle slightly sweet and savoury.  The shiitaki mushrooms on top make for a pleasant change from the usual seaweed inari.

Sushi Jiro, Chadstone, salmon aburi
Salmon aburi - aburis are little nuggets of rice topped with something delicious.  In this case it was a sliver of salmon with a smokey flame grilled taste.

Sushi Jiro, Chadstone, scallop aburi
Scallop aburi - like the salmon one, the wee little scallops have a distinctive smokey flavour.


We really liked it
We really liked it.
Cheap eats
Cheap eats.


Sushi Jiro, nestled in the megacomplex that is Chadstone Shopping Centre, is a good fuel stop for the shopaholics.  There is the sushi train for a proper sit down experience, or just order at the counter for a wide selection of handcrafted sushi.

Find it at

Sushi Jiro
FB182, Food Atrium Lower Ground Floor
Chadstone Shopping Centre
1341 Dandenong Road
Chadstone Vic 3148
Phone: 03 9569 6993

Sushi Jiro Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 

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