This Japanese restaurant in Surry Hills is the first
Japanese restaurant that my relatives took me to when I first arrived to Sydney
8 years ago. Back then, the décor were old and battered, but everyone seemed to
look past that as it was PACKED all the time, probably because the food was
good given the price.
I haven’t been to Sushi Suma for over 4 years, and it has
changed so much! They had a renovation which made the restaurant more spacious
and cleaner. However, even though we
went on a Friday night, it wasn’t packed like it was 8 years ago.
As soon as we sat down, we were given our complimentary “Amuse
Bouche” which was Vermicelli noodles with carrots, sesame seeds served with
sweet vinaigrette. The vinaigrette was refreshing and got my stomach ready for
We ordered the Sushi Dinner $34.80 which contained Agedashi Tofu,
Miso Soup, Crabmeat Croquettes, Sashimi, Sushi, Vanilla ice cream with Green
Tea syrup, Red Bean and cornflakes. That's a lot of food and I wonder if this is how Suma wrestlers eat normally.
The Agedashi tofu’s broth was flavorsome, however the batter
of the tofu was not crispy. The croquettes were lightly battered and the
accompanying sauce was absolutely more-ish but we couldn’t really taste the
The sashi and sashimi were average – we had fresher seafood
elsewhere, but I guess given the price, it’s good! The carrot on the sashimi
dish was very dry though..
We also ordered Tempura $15.80 only because we were both
craving for tempura that day. The tempura was light battered and it consists of
prawns, eggplant, snow pea, capsicum, sweet potato and pumpkin. It was
There was nothing special about our dessert, Vanilla ice
cream with Green Tea syrup, Red Bean and cornflakes, except for the fact that
the cornflakes added an additional crunch to the dessert.
It’s BYO there and the corkage charge is only $2 per person.
Ordering 1 set menu is enough for 2 people because after finishing all the
food, we were so full and I only had breakfast that day as well! All the wait-staffs
were Japanese so they were all polite, although some of them don’t understand
Overall, Sushi Suma is a restaurant good for people who want
to eat Japanese and have a tight budget.