Lesson learnt: always order what the restaurant specialises in. I don’t know what drove me into order tempura and teriyaki chicken at a place named Sushi Tengoku. It could have been the cold windy wet weather… or maybe it was Zen…
So after a late night at uni, Zen and I decided to stop by this small neon-lit restaurant, which we’d always driven past. Sushi Tengoku was packed with local “honkie” families. As soon as you enter, you’re exposed to a fresh but fishy scent. I sat on the only available table, and waited for it to be cleaned whilst listening to everyone’s conversations about food. Every table seemed to prize what they had ordered… fresh sashimi, and sushi of every sort… mMm…

Sushi Tengoku - inside

Inside Sushi Tengoku, Kensington

Sushi Tengoku - large sushi of soft shelled crab

the large sushi roll of soft shelled crab

Sushi Tengoku - mixed tempura

mixed tempura

Sushi Tengoku - teriyaki chicken

teriyaki chicken
Overall, the sushi was amazing… and is probably the only thing you should order. It’s all extremely fresh, well-priced and offers a vast variety of fresh seafood and sashimi. I’ll definately pass on the hot food next time round.
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Sushi Tengoku
121 Anzac Parade Kensington
Tel: (02) 9663 3388
Bookings are recommended.

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Jennifer is the founding blogger of I Ate My Way Through (originally, Jenius.com.au). Growing up in the multicultural melting pot of Sydney’s Inner West as a second generation Australian (of Vietnamese refugee parents of Teochew Chinese ancestry), Jen has always had a deep curiosity about global cuisines, culinary heritage and the cultural assimilation of immigrants. For Jen and her family, food is always at the centre of all celebrations, life events and milestones. A lover of the finer things in life, as well as cheap eats, her blogging ethos is all about empowering and inspiring people to expand their culinary repertoire. When not running her two companies (she is also the Managing Director of The Bamboo Garden online marketing agency), Jen can be found exploring old-world charms at vintage markets and delving into local eats around the world. She has a weakness for fried chicken.