We love our sushi bars and fresh raw fish, but the good ones are usually far from home and pricey.
So it came as a pleasant surprise to discover this little gem of a place called Koyaku that serves a selection of fresh, affordable sushi, sashimi, rolls and the full works, inside a quaint little outdoor sushi bar relatively near to where we live.
Still quite new but the place is cosy, the fish are fresh and if you sit indoors, you get to dine with quirky Japanese mood music playing in the background and with the sushi chef and helpers slicing up fresh pieces of fish for your orders right in front of you.
Quality of the sashimi is pretty decent, though the slices aren’t as thick as a mid-to-high end commercial sushi bar like Ichiro for example. But just enough to satiate a sudden sushi crave.
They also have several creative and varied sushi rolls utilising lots of stuff such as spicy mayo, cheese, avacado, prawns, tobiko and different types of fish.
The menu is pretty good for a small-ish establishment like this. Prefer it to the Sushi Zanmai’s or Sakae Sushi’s (let’s not even mention Sushi King).
Come check Koyaku out. Opposite Casa Tropicana and just outside the newly opened Village Grocer.
Pricing: 7.5/10 – Affordable for a sushi outlet and reasonably priced.
Quality: 7.5/10 – Good stuff for a small outlet like this.
Environment: 8/10 – Very nice especially if you dine outdoors or inside the little sushi shack.
Service: 7.5/10 – Good and attentive.
Location: 6.5/10 – Residential area of Casa Tropicana area. It’s located in the new commercial development called Tropicana Avenue.
Comeback Factor: Yes, when the mood strikes for sushi.