Emporium Eats - Tetsujin Sushi Train @ Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Tuesday 14th November
8.40 Dinner at Tetsujin. The entry is on little Bourke behind David Jones and between that and the Emporium. Take the lift up. We were led through the bbq area to the sushi train at the end. If you're dining within mall opening hours (they close 7pm except for Thu/Fri 9pm) there's an direct inside entry near Jimmy Grants & Kikki K.
Emporium Entry neat Jimmy Grants & Kikki K
There was a line, they don't take bookings. Going alone gets you seated faster. Though we only waiting about 15mins. Tetsujin is on level 4 and open later than the shopping center. I didn't know that, and thought they closed when the mall did.
With the train there bag hook underneath, yay! Soy sauce is on the bar table, while ginger and wasabi is on the train. There's no kewpie mayo. No option for free water either unlike Hotaru.
Pikachu $7.50 & Calpico Soda (Strawberry) $4
He had the pineapple mocktail, the pikachu which he commented it was like mango lassi but with pineapple! I had the strawberry calpico which was very nice! It's nothing like the strawberry fanta. There's something real about jap sodas. My drink was plainly presented, would have liked a strawberry wedged on the rim of the mason jar and a spring of mint.
Unagi Cream Cheese $4
Aburi Chan-Chan Salmon $4
Sweet miso glaze (from the ipad)
Octopus Salad $4
Aburi Scallop $4
Salmon Inari $4 with tofu skin cubes inside
Vegetable Gyoza $4.20
Abalone // Squid Salad $4
Octopus Balls // Takoyaki $4
Assorted Sashimi $8.5
Pumpkin Tempura Nigrini
Some of the stuff on ipad isn't on the zomato menu e.g. gyoza, octopus balls, abalone. There were chicken finger on sushi and fries (not on rice), this is for kids or when friends are on a strict American diet of deep fried food, pizza and burgers only XD
We had a mixture of things off the train and ordered through the ipad. Like with Hotaru (our first sushi train, this is our second) there's two accounts per ipad. But it's set lower so awks to share with a stranger.
Our highlights were...
Crabstick - from the train
Scallop - also from the train
Octopus balls - served hot
Abalone - chilled. In a creamy sauce with a hint of wasabi
Jas was eyeing the cheesecake with perfect edges for dessert.
Light and fluffy, looks a bit like tofu up close.
The expected cookie base was a sponge!
In contrast my matcha cheesecake was strong! Flavour over texture he said. But I prefer the green version. Both sever with red bean paste and a sad strawberry. A swirl of cream pipped would have completed it.
Black & White Choc Spring Rolls $4.50
There's dessert spring rolls on the menu! Two, one dark one white. I thought it was more like milk. Not oily at all it was wonderful! Sadly didn't try the ice cream and creme caramel, as he said we don't need five desserts (next time!).
Service was slow towards the end but friendly. Also we asked for spoons and we literally got one. How do we get one when it's busy?? The bill came to $80 for 3 drinks and 17 plates (10 from the train, and 7 from the ipad). We liked our hot dishes fresh. So $40pp which I was happy with. I feel like we spent more at the Kitten sushi train (we did, at Sakura Kaiten) next block over. Tetsujin is brighter, more instagramable and has a bit more than elbow room.
Where do you like to go for sushi? Which place at the Emporium is your favourite?
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