Suzuran in South Yarra is a new kid on the block but then again in a city with more sushi joints than Starbucks, that's not saying much. To its credit The Writer tells me that its Camberwell sister has been there for 15 years and thinks the newbie is better than the original. I was probably drawn in by the shelves filled with sweet treats such as green tea ice cream, Pocky and red bean cakes which I browse while my order is prepared. The Camberwell shop has a much wider variety that will equip you to prepare almost any Japanese meal at home.
Back to the sushi. The freshness is unbeatable, the service is exceptional and it's excellent value for money. There is not a pre-made handroll in sight! A sushi and sashimi box will set you back $11.50 and a sashimi platter for two is $18.00. You'll be hard pressed to find a better value meal in South Yarra. Worth a try if you're not too ashamed to admit you like them are the California Rolls at $11.25 for 8 of the biggest pieces you'll ever see.
31 Chambers Street
Ph: 9804 7396