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“Great price, average quality”
Review of Sushi Hotaru

Sushi Hotaru
Ranked #1,084 of 4,400 Restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Japanese
Neighborhood: Chinatown
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Neighborhood: Chinatown
Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

The place is not easy to find (its on the second level of the Midtown shopping mall off Bourke street). However it's crowded most of the time, probably due to the cheap price (3$ for plate) and lack of reasonably priced competition in Melbourne city area. The quality is average, first of all the rice in the nigiri is not shaped properly so it looks like a ball therefore some nigiri look quite "sad" and of course the taste is affected as well because of that. Secondly, the quality of fish differs a lot, some was very fresh (scallop, scampi) others less so (tuna).
So in short, if you want to stuff yourself with lots of cheap and reasonable sushi this is the place to go. If you are looking for quality look somewhere else and be prepared to pay more for it.

1  Thank Ilya I
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Normally I'm not a great fan of sushi train places. But Sushi Hotaru is a great find! Hidden away on the first level of one shopping centre on Bourke St, once I find my way to it I simply can't stay away -- brought all my friends to it and everyone loves it too!
Some of my favourites: scampi nigiri, seared scallop/salmon nigiri, seared flounder nigiri, deep fry soft shell crab with tofu....
At $3 a plate it's reasonably priced, but they do add up since it's so good you can't stop eating....

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