logo
  • header_melbourne

Sushi Boats Are A Thing And They’ve Just Landed In Melbourne’s CBD

I’m sure you’ve all gotten together with your friends at some point for some scrumptious sushi at a Kaitenzushi restaurant, or better known as a sushi train. They’re super popular and slightly gimmicky but that’s okay because it’s so fun and entertaining.

melbourne subscribe venues function rooms bars restaurants venue hire birthday party wedding engagment bar restaurant rooftop top best good 2

Sushi Boto is a new CBD restaurant that’s popped up at St Collins Lane that has taken its own spin on this concept and presents your sushi on boats, if you couldn’t guess that from the name. The team behind Sushi Boto have also brought you the likes of super popular café –White Mojo – plus this is a first for Melbourne!

Sushi Boto Melbourne CBD St Collins Lane Japanese Train Restaurant Top Best Good Great Restaurants 4

Navy blue hand crafted sushi boats diligently sail along the picturesque Sushi Boto stream and offer you fresh and delicious plates straight to your seat. Sushi Boto’s menu is derived from traditional sushi but also includes western influences such as soy sauce infused with Vegemite and tempura chilli cheese avocado – taking inspiration from Sushi Boto’s café roots of White Mojo.

Sushi Boto Melbourne CBD St Collins Lane Japanese Train Restaurant Top Best Good Great Restaurants 1

You can also expect all your sushi favourites, including traditional sashimi, California rolls, chicken karaage to black ink mini bao’s with mayonnaise egg, savoury salted egg, and the ever-popular hosomaki sushi.

Sushi Boto Melbourne CBD St Collins Lane Japanese Train Restaurant Top Best Good Great Restaurants 5

If you’re feeling something a little bit extra than standard sushi check out the Chef’s Special Menu, featuring items such as the Sushi Steps, which is a literal gradient step plate much like a grand staircase. The dishes are organised from the subtlest of flavours and finish with a rich grand finale, a Japanese Foie Gras Don. Expect  New Zealand scampi, fresh oysters, hokigai surf clams, Tasman sea garfish, A+ dry aged Tasmanian salmon belly, dry aged Tasmanian salmon, fried Tasmanian scallop with shell, wild catch fish, Yuzu ponzu salad and the ubiquitous, foie gras don.

Sushi Boto Melbourne CBD St Collins Lane Japanese Train Restaurant Top Best Good Great Restaurants 2

Does deconstructed sushi sound like your thing? Give the Tuna Rack a try, where you are served half a rack of dry aged tuna with seaweed and sushi rice. You can don some gloves and attempt to prepare your own sushi at the table.

Sushi Boto Melbourne CBD St Collins Lane Japanese Train Restaurant Top Best Good Great Restaurants 3

Remember those impossible claw machines that were everywhere when you were a kid? Well you can fuel that nostalgia at Sushi Boto, where at the rear of the restaurant there is a line-up of toy machines and mechanical claws that can be operated with a token, handed to you by the staff if you spend more than $30. Some of the perks hiding inside include a mini ramen bow key rings, dining vouchers and even Chanel lipsticks.

Sushi Boto Restaurant Melbourne Restaurants CBD Dining Best Top Good 008

So this concept might sound a little extra, but it’s a sure-fire way to draw in the crowds who come for the adorable little blue boats sailing away, but then keep coming back for the delicious, quality food, as well as the entertaining (and Instagrammable) atmosphere.

To find out more on Sushi Boto head here.

By Julia Dicconson


Copy of Article Footer 3 1

latest News VIEW ALL NEWS

It’s Funky, Quirky and Anything Goes! Strut On Down To This Eclectic Bar for Your Next Function

“Find what you LOVE and let it KILL you.” In the heart of Windsor, Montrose Social is a hidden gem located on Chapel Street and decked out in groovy mix-match décor, walls splashed with funky graffiti, and a mural of the man, the myth, the legend, Mr. Snoop Dogg himself. Fitting in with Chapel S

READ MORE

Live Out Your Bridgerton Fantasy At This Opulent Parisian Salon in Prahran

You will definitely been keeping on trend by having your next small function at this opulent Parisian salon in Prahran. So what are you waiting for? Book an appointment with the Modiste and live out your glorious Bridgeton fantasy… Oh how I burn for this function space… [MORE]  

READ MORE

Versatile, Blank Canvas Space For Your Next Event

In 2017 the Cru team were on the hunt for a bigger venue; a perfect space to fulfil the demands and requests they were receiving. A 1950’s mattress factory in a laneway caught the creative eye of the partners of Cru Wine Bar and it was then and there where they saw Crudo in all […]

READ MORE