336 Victoria Ave
Chatswood, NSW 2067
I’ve been gagging to check out Makoto for ages now, but never seemed to get around to it. They have 2 restarants in the City that I’ve walked past a couple of times, and they’re always packed to the brim. The other day, I realised that the sushi joint at Chatswood is ALSO Makoto! I’d been there once with Mum and Dad, but it was ages ago.. so tonight Chris and I went there for dinner.
Makoto have a “$2.60 for all plates” special on some weeknights, so the place is always SO packed that people huddle outside under the heaters, waiting up to an hour or more for a table. But we went tonight (Saturday) and it was still packed! However, the wait was only around 10 mins, which was reasonable. It’s lovely and warm inside and everyone’s eating in full swing – it’s a bustling, cosy little restaurant with really pleasant wait staff.
The unfortunate thing I have to point out is that… I really don’t seen the point of their sushi train. It had about 5 different dishes that just kept cycling and cycling around – the entire POINT of a sushi train is a huge smorgasboard of different dishes going past you, making you salivate and reach out to grab “just one more plate!”. It’s disappointing, because with such standard and few dishes going past, it makes the customers lose interest and leave after just a few dishes.
We ended up ordering the sushi dishes straight off the menu, which was a really good idea – we got the dishes fast, and they were MUCH better than the ones going round and round in front of us. The sushi was fresh, with very generous portions, and everything was just lovely. All in all, a good sushi place, but I don’t really see why it would warrant such massive queues on weekdays (even factoring in the discounted dishes). The other sushi train joint around the corner is just as good with more unusual dishes, IMHO!
Sushi Bar Makoto
Ordering from their photo-menu
Prawn and mayonnaise sushi – this was superb
Prawn, Eel and Egg sushi box – too cute!!
Soft-shell crab and egg sushi, served with almonds – so good but quite $$
Fried fish sushi with mayonnaise – like Japanese fish & chips, mmm!!
Spicy Dragon roll (eel, egg, cucumber, avocado) – one of the best dishes
Spicy Salmon sushi – nice but nothing spectacular
Fried prawn sushi – LOVED this! Got it because they didn’t have
Green Tea Cheesecake, which I really wanted for dessert 🙁
We got some 1-for-1 coupons, yayyyyyy!
Watched Pirates of the Caribbean in the afternoon.. I enjoyed it but didn’t like the ending ;( I hate set-ups! Orlando Bloom and Johnny Depp are :)~~~ though. Great action movie punctuated with cute funny parts.
Oh yes, and Chris finally graduated to his Green P plates. He did the Hazard Perception driving test this morning.. and passed. Well, see, he actually didn’t pass – he said he thought he got far too many questions wrong. But do you know why he passed? Because they’re silly computer stuffed up after the test and they couldn’t figure out how to work it, so the lady said to the other “Oh nevermind, just pass him” *gasps*! I was a bit disgusted that they would do that… because if they do that for him, they’d do it for others. Makes me wonder what kind of drivers we have on Sydney roads :X Anyway, but at least he *ahem* passed (kind of), hahahaha!!! So dodgy.