1 Chifley Square
Remember last time where I said I was pleasantly surprised by Sushi Tei? Well.. I gave Sushi Tei another try on Friday it was disappointing (to say the least). But you know what is surprising? This acoustic version of Sam Sparro's Black and Gold by Katy Perry :) Cute hair bow too
Anyways so Sushi Tei.. where do I start?
The restaurant is big and spacious.. We get seated at the far end of the restaurant but because of this, it was a bit hard to get anyone's attention.
We start with a sashimi salad served with Sushi Tei's special dressing. Urgh this used the cheapest cuts of tuna. I don't even think it was sashimi grade because one piece I got was chewy and sinewy. Gross.
Aburi Sushi Rolls
We order a selection of aburi sushi and receive six of the saddest looking sushi I've ever seen in my life.
Combination Sushi Rolls
This was slightly better than the aburi sushi except for the boiled scallop sushi. That's the third one in the top row.. How depressing does it look? Seriously.. Its shrivelled up and looks like its been sitting around for the past three hours. We didn't even bother eating this one. Actually to be honest, I felt quite sick the next day... So I would definitely recommend you avoid Sushi Tei's sashimi & raw offerings..
Baked Scallops with Cheese
Finally! Something decent. This was good but not as good as the ones I had last time. The last time we had them they were freshly made, however this time they were warm and I think premade.
Salmon Aburi and Crab Meat Roll
King Prawn Roll
The three above cooked sushi rolls were okay but nothing fantastic or special.
This was probably the dish of the night (which isn't saying much since its just deep fried tofu in dashi with bonito flakes on top).
Luckily we used an entertainment voucher so the meal worked out to be only $30 per head. However at $40 per head, I wouldn't recommend Sushi Tei. There are much better Japanese restaurants in Sydney.
The Good: Central location (near Chifley Plaza), plenty of seating and hot menu
The Bad: Poor quality sashimi and fresh sushi