Can’t be bothered cooking dinner? Sureeee you could get greasy takeaway, but in my opinion a much better option is one of these sushi / sashimi platters from Hinoki Japanese Pantry.
Hinoki Japanese Pantry is a Japanese grocer plus sushi bar on Smith Street in Fitzroy. They sell a range of Japanese foodstuffs: snacks, condiments, beer, sake, and frozen goods, but there’s also a sushi bar where you can buy sushi or sashimi to take away.
There’s a whole range available at the sushi bar – 89 different choices, in fact, starting from $8. This is the sushi sashimi large – number 86 – and at $52 is the most expensive item.
It’s so impressive though: look at how beautiful it is.
If you’re wanting sushi to take away, I recommend ordering it first before browsing the store. Ours took about ten minutes to put together, and while we waited we had a look around.
Which ended up in a filled basket of random snacks, fancy Japanese craft beer, wasabi powder and daifuku. Dangerous. I did manage to resist the packs of Japanese pickles, though I do slightly regret that now.
After transporting the platter home, it didn’t take us long to dig in. The platter included salmon, tuna and kingfish sashimi, plus nigiri and maki.
We were quite impressed by it – every piece was fresh and delicious.
It could be the best take away ever.
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Hinoki Japanese Pantry
279 Smith Street
Fitzroy / Collingwood VIC 3065
Phone: 03 9417 4531