To avoid a line, I suggest arriving either an hour before or after the peak lunch hour of 1pm. I came in at two and got a seat straight away. After having been to its other store in Chatswood, I was surprised to see that this store was smaller. The staff were perhaps even friendlier and more attentive than the Chatswood branch, and the variety of sushi on the conveyor belt was different.
- Great service, I only had to turn my head slightly and make eye contact with someone and they came running to take my order.
- Crisp, beautifully made hand rolls with a generous amount of fish roe.
LOWS: One of the desserts, which I think was supposed to be a sort of crust-less green tea cheesecake. While I love green tea based desserts, the cream cheese slice was just too dry and difficult to swallow. I recommend you go for the green tea panna cotta.
I'm a big fan of soft shell crab sushi rolls and ordered one. I think it was $5.60 or something similar for one large hand roll. It took a while, but when it came the presentation was great. Half a crab by the looks of it, however there was only that big chunk at the top and no more crab throughout the roll. This meant I couldn't dip it in soy, as the roll was so top heavy and the crab would have fallen into my soy bowl. And after consuming the crab on top, all you had left was rice, cucumber and lettuce which was just a little disappointing. I would have been willing to pay a little more for a bit more crab meat.
But overall, the Makoto/Masuya chain has some of the best Japanese restaurants I've had in Sydney so far :)