Out in this elbow of the woods, good sushi is hard to find. And heck, unless you're game to try a glad-wrapped California roll from the dim reaches of a cafe cabinet, sushi itself is hard to find. But since Takechino opened up, sushi addicts like myself need no longer cover our eyes nor count to forty, because the proverbial game of hide-and-seek is over. Conveniently located next to an enormous new supermarket, this casual Japanese fast-food outlet offers a variety of noodle dishes, coffee, and a splendid array of freshly-prepared sushi. I cannot comment on the first two, as I've not yet succeeded in resisting the third. Theres just something magical about standing in a local shopping centre, far from the searing fluorescent bustle of a mall food court, surveying battalions of plump, luscious nori rolls standing at attention in their glass barracks as polite senior citizens trickle by. Takechino's appeal is multiplied by its calm ambience; there is always space to sit and eat, and the staff seem sincerely cheerful and warmly efficient. As for the taste? Well, to a casual sushi consumer, the classic salmon-and-avocado hand rolls are as perfect as can be: average priced and generously filled. However, a fussy hand roll connoisseur may venture the criticism that they contain rather a lot of mayonnaise, giving the rice a "fluffiness" akin to egg sandwich filling. Still, this is a matter of personal preference - a flavour rather than a flaw - and it certainly hasn't kept me from returning many times to satisfy the day's insistent craving for raw salmon.