With my last week spent scouring the Sydney Film Festival’s foreign films for exotic foods, I have to admit my meals tended towards fast festival eats. These days though, the George Street area has quite a bit to offer, including this, the third outlet in Jessie and Terence Chau’s popular Umi chain.
Situated right inside the Event Cinemas complex, this groovy sushi chain is decked out like a Tokyo streetscape (courtesy of Giant Design and Crosbie Projects).
Pumping dance tunes fuel the nimble fingers of three sushi chefs, rolling and searing up a virtual storm of sushi, housed inside the train.
Beyond providing a great floorshow, blow torched options like Seared Scallops ($3/2piece), Seared Wagyu ($3/2 piece)...
...and the ever-popular Volcano Prawns ($3/2 piece) eat very well.
Or you can snatch creamy raw Scampi ($3/1 piece) from right beneath the crustacean’s beady eyes;
...sup on Barbequed Eel ($3/2 piece) or...
...perhaps eat the more elusive Blue Fin Tuna ($3/2 piece).
The young floor team leap to service your every need, from freshly cooked Wontons ($3/3 piece) to Hot Green Tea ($2.50) to their range of signature desserts, including...
...my favourite Mascarpone Red Bean Spring Rolls ($5/2 piece).
My only wish is for sake to be on offer in the future…
Umi Sushi Express
Shop 2, 505 George Street, Sydney
Ph: (02) 9264 2003