Address: Shop 3 - behind fish cafe, 53 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane, QLD
Sushi Kotobuki is probably Z's favourite sushi place in Brisbane. I probably need to explain that when I say 'sushi place', I don't include the luxurious Japanese restaurants with the likes of Sake or Sono, but more like simple Japanese restaurants that concentrates on sushi and curry.
I suppose the beauty of Sushi Kotobuki is in its simplicity...
The restaurant is hidden behind two other restaurants along the busy Lytton Rd. The shop is actually quite small which means that whilst there are seats indoor, they remain scarce and most patrons just sit on the metallic tables and chairs outside (don't worry, the restaurant do provide cushions and wraps just in case you get cold).
The menu actually offers quite a wide range of dishes ranging from sushi, bento boxes, curry and other tad bits.
I normally just stick to the sushi when ordering. I have tried their snacks (edamame, miso soup etc.) before, other than the miso soup, the other stuff was pretty average.
But the sushi on the other hand, is generally quite amazing. I normally stick to the salmon rolls and the spider rolls. But the other sushi I've tried, the restaurant always manage to keep it a perfect balance of flavour and the ingredients are always fresh (no stale rice flavour you'd sometimes get from the takeaway joints).
In terms of price, I wouldn't exactly categorize Sushi Kotobuki as cheap...
To have a decent meal there, it'd cost you around $15-20pp (per sushi roll is ~$12).
However, given that everything is freshly made, I'd say it's worth the price.
Recommended: I try different things every time, haven't found a favourite yet as they are all simply delicious