1 year ago
Sushi can be a bit touch and go. You’re either paying through the nose for a slither of raw fish, or you’re at Itsu. Until you visit Nori.
Nori Sushi in Broadway market is an amazing little sushi restaurant. It serves beautifully fresh sushi, which happens to be presented beautifully too. It’s a family run spot that just oozes great vibes; they are incredibly welcoming and it’s clear that their staff are treated well, they were having a great time with us which always adds to the enjoyment of a restaurant.
We started with a salty margarita. And we know salty margs are all the rage at the moment- but this one really stood up to the others. Actually, it was one of the best we’ve had in a long time! To go with a salty drink we went for even more saline treats. The edamame beans and wakame seaweed salad were a perfect introduction to the Asian flavours we were about to gorge on.
We were recommended both of the chef specials – the dragon roll and the asian salmon roll. The dragon roll was great. It had such a nice crunch to it from the tempura prawn, and we loved the kick from the chilli mayo in the same mouthful as some cooling, creamy avocado. But it was the Asian salmon roll that really stole the show for us. It sounds simple: salmon and avocado topped with sweet chilli salmon, but the flavours were incredible. There were fights over the last piece.
We also had a plate of mixed sashimi which was so fresh; tuna, salmon and yellowtail all came with a generous amount of wasabi and ginger which we could add to our taste. And finally we had a portion of the gyoza. Crispy, delicious and a little different to the rest of the meal if you need a little pause from the fish and rice. A great sharing plate to whack in the middle of the table, they’re always sure to get munched. We were after a sweeter cocktail to end our evening and the passion fruit mojito really hit the spot.
With its informal atmosphere Nori Sushi is a great date night location… or for a catch up with friends… or actually, just go there solo and treat yourself. Oh and pro tip? Make sure to get a table by the bar if you can. It’s so fun watching the chef at work rolling the sushi!