On this occasion I've left The Boy at home as I'm catching up with my gal pal, Miss CocoChanel. As I'm nursing the beginnings of a cold we agree to a quick (and early) after work catch up. In fact we're so early we arrive 15 minutes before their 5.30pm opening time. Obviously 'early-bird' at the Ivy is not the same as 'early-bird' at the local RSL which serves dinner to the oldies from 4.30pm.
Sushi Choo's $20 all you eat sushi train also wins points with me on a second front as this is my "off pay week" (ie I'm dead broke and hanging out for my next pay day). This really must be one of the best bargain meals in the city - filling, yummy and cheap-as-chips.
Sushi Choo is just one of many restaurants in the Ivy Complex on George Street...as well as about four bars. This place is built for good times, drinking and eating.
There's quite a few restaurants here that I'm keen to try, with both Felix and Ash Street Cellar recently being added to my wish list. There's just something so very Melbourne about lane way dining - love it!
But back to the meal at hand...Sushi Choo. I was incredibly happy with the range of sushi as I wasn't sure what to expect with an all-you-can-eat offer for just $20. Dishes ranged from assorted sushi rolls and nigari, to seaweed salad, panko prawns, dumplings, potato noodles, edamane and pasta salad. The range is not massively huge, but neither is it minuscule. There was certainly more than enough to make me happy and everything tasted really lovely.
There is also a team of sushi chefs constantly churning out sushi, so everything fresh and the train is constantly being topped up.
I did have a chuckle at the fact that the early bird doesn't finish til 8pm from Monday - Wednesday. By 8pm on a school night I'm usually thinking about crawling into bed.
We definitely got more than our $20 worth of sushi. Despite coming down with a cold, my appetite did not let me down (way to go stomach)! I lost track of the number of plates I had, but it would be a very unladylike number of at least ten (hangs head in sushi shame).
Sushi Choo is located within the Ivy complex on the ground floor at 320 George Street, Sydney. Entry is via the tiny Palings Lane.