When A and I arrived back in Perth, we stayed in temporary accommodation in Subiaco for a few weeks. After a chaotic move, it took us a little while to get back into cooking at home but luckily, there were a variety of eateries within walking distance.
When Aisuru Sushi in Nortbridge opened up a few years ago, A and I went to try it. When we sat down, I asked for table water but they told us they don’t provide water free of charge and we had to purchase it. Legally, I don’t think they could refuse providing free water under WA legislation, however we decided to dine elsewhere. When A and I dined at their Subiaco restaurant, the first thing I ordered was table water. This time, it was provided free of charge.
A and I ordered a variety of dishes to share, and the first to arrive was the salmon sashimi ($10.50), served with gari ginger and wasabi. The sashimi was really fresh and it was a great way to start our meal.
I remembered hearing a lot about Aisuru Sushi’s dragon roll (tempura prawn, cucumber and eel), so I jumped at the chance to finally try it. I love that Aisuru Sushi offers two sushi sizes (4 or 8 pieces) to allow for sampling the array of options. The dragon roll ($19.50) looked fantastic when it arrived at the table, with lots of fish roe and a light drizzle of unagi eel sauce. I wouldn’t typically order eel but I would definitely order this sushi again!
The sweet corn tempura ($9.50), which the menu states is ‘lightly salted and drizzled with truffle oil and aioli’, was an interesting dish. I loved the concept and the sweet corn tempura but the amount of aioli ‘drizzled’ on top was a little too heavy handed for our liking.
All in all, A and I enjoyed our meal at Aisuru Sushi, but I wouldn’t say it was a standout meal. If we were to return, we’d order more sushi rolls, as the dragon roll was definitely our favourite dish of the evening. For vegans and vegetarians, the menu has a variety of options.