One of the things that I love about my job is that everyone at my office, loves food.

My boss is no exception. We regularly talk about food, new places on our hit list and we constantly share recipes and products.

To celebrate our 3 month milestone together, she decided to surprise me at sushi e. If I had I known, I probably would have brought my camera but then it wouldn’t have been much of a surprise. Nonetheless, I still managed to take photos with my iPhone. Given the quality of the my experience here, I couldn’t resist the temptation of putting a post together for you to see.

prawn shumai

prawn shumai $18.5
chinese influenced steamed prawn dumpling with ponzu dipping sauce

Ms G started our order with the prawn shumai, insisting that it was a sushi e must have. I can see why you wouldn’t want to give these dumplings a miss. The prawn fillings were plump and sweet. The wrappers were thin and delicate with the ponzu perfect for dipping.

goma ae

goma ae $13.5
Japanese spinach salad with sesame paste

The spinach was dressed to impress and coated with the most luscious and nutty sesame paste that brought your bland old spinach to something that is worth longing for.

salmon tartare

salmon tartare $25.0
salmon sashimi combined with onion, lemon and mayo then finished with generous serves of salmon roe and cucumber, then dressed with a wasabi ponzu dressing

Chef Nobuyuki Ira said, “the trick to eating this dish is to mix the tartare and roe until it is completely combined. Then use the deep fried wonton wrappers to scoop up the mix”.

Ms G and I gave each other this pained look, as we couldn’t bear the thought of tearing it apart. (I was also concerned that I wouldn’t get my fair share of roe!)

But we did as we were told. We mixed and we scooped.

The result was absolutely mouthwatering, it was outrageous.The explosive pearls, creamy flesh and wonton crisps made us get over our guilt trip, post-haste. Reminding me distinctively of the sashimi taco at Sake Restaurant.

scampi tail tempura

scampi tail tempura $42
scampi tail tempura tossed in a rich spicy chilli dressing and chives served with dressed salad greens

With a special request, you can opt for the scampi tail tempura instead of the balmain bug tempura.

The end result is a decadent scampi tail coated in a fresh hot batter. The tail is covered with a glorious cream sauce, greens and salmon roe that it’s hard not to buckle at the knees.

aburi sushi

aburi sushi – complimentary

Chef Nobu kindly prepared some aburi sushi for us to try. We’re not sure exactly why, but we happily accepted his offer. The aburi was beautiful, fresh and charred.

spicy tuna roll

dynamite roll (spicy tuna) $19.5
spicy tuna marinated in 7 peppers, chilli and sesame oil, sweet onion and cucumber rolled I/O with spicy tobiko

The spicy tuna (aka dynamite) roll gives Sake’s famous rolls a run for their money. The roll is of the highest grade and packed with heat but achieves this without sacrificing the magnificence of the tuna.


panna cotta – complimentary

And to finish, we were served a delicious caramel panna cotta, a pre-dessert that is religiously served complimentary to all sushi e guests.

Welcome to sushi e, serving up designer sushi at designer prices.

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Sushi E
02 9240 3041

252 George St
Sydney, NSW 2000

  1. I still have yet to check out sushi e! Have heard many good things about it but I always seem to forget it’s there whenever I’m nearby! Looks very fusion of east and west

  2. chocolatesuze says:

    that salmon tartare looks freaking amazing!

  3. Tina says:

    Great post, and your boss is so nice!! Gotta love having the company of someone who loves food just like you 🙂 The salmon tartare, especially, looks so inviting, and a thumbs up to the complimentary dishes, it’s definitely a bonus from all those high end prices! 🙂

  4. Wow wow wow! The salmon tartare looks incredible!

  5. Gosh I’m so jealous, what a fantastic surprise lunch! We don’t have much choice around our office for lunches.. We have do have a fairly new sushi place but its nowhere near this kind of level – you lucky thing!

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