37 Bligh St, Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9222 9077
I only just stumbled across this place recently. I have actually seen other Makanai stores throughout Sydney, but never felt the desire to go in.
But this is a very convenient work lunch place, so I thought why not give it a go.
Really enjoyed it.
It’s not very expensive. Yet to try the salad roll looking sushi, which I snapped (above) at $3.50 a piece. Looks like a great light, healthy, on-the-go lunch. Though having said that, Makanai completely let you have any of the sushi in the cabinets as a dine-in option. Green tea is given complementary once you sit down, though sometimes they are a little slow and forget, unless you gently remind them.
Their eel rice is done very well. The eel is very tender and almost melt in your mouth. The sushi and sashimi are also decent quality.
I found it pretty easy to get a table, if I get there around 12pm. If you come later, you may be hovering over those about to finish their meals.
All-in-all a nice casual lunch option.
Value for money: 7.5/10
Overall Score: 29/40