Let’s face it, we all have days where we just want good food for cheap. I never hesitate to recommend Sushi Suma, which has been around for over 20 years! The offering is fairly standard Japanese, but the quality is decent and the set menus are probably the best value Japanese in Surry Hills.

Priced at just $34.80, you could be easily fooled into ordering one set menu each, but I assure you it feeds two easily. Have I mentioned that they’re also BYO? Yep, buy wine online, to take each dollar even further.

Now, the downside is that the dining space is crammed rather tight, however, you’ll instantly stop eavesdropping on the next table once your food is served. They’re quick which helps!

Sushi Suma starters

The set menus include a choice of sushi or sashimi, agedashi tofu, a main course (yakitori skewers plus a choice of sushi platter or katsu dish or mixed tempura; or croquettes plus a teriyaki dish), miso soup, rice, a cup of Japanese tea, and dessert.

Everyone will also get a complimentary noodle salad starter dish and the dessert of vanilla ice cream with green tea syrup, sweet red beans and corn flakes (it adds crunch and the flavour actually works!), is served to the whole table.

Sushi Suma main courses and dessert

Great for a mid-week or a cheap-eat, Sushi Suma is always satisfying.

Sushi Suma
425 Cleveland Street, Surry Hills, Sydney NSW
Phone: (02) 9698 8873
Web: sushi-suma.com.au

Open Tuesday to Friday, 12-2pm; Tuesday to Sunday, 6 – 10pm (closed Mondays)

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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.
  • Tim

    I used to go here every second day for lunch.
    But since then, I believe the quality has dropped significantly.
    My Japanese friend told me that the owner/chef has changed?
    Not sure how true this is.
    For example, I used to love the chicken teriyaki especially with its skin on. Now days there is a strong chicken smell. Also, the sashimi used to be very fresh, but now it tastes as if they store it for longer than they should. But luckily, the teriyaki chicken marinade and others haven’t changed. It’s just the ingredients don’t seem as fresh is all I’m saying

    • Thanks for the heads up! I haven’t been back to Sushi Suma in a while, but the last time I was there, I did notice they no longer operated the upstairs space so I wonder if that was the start of new management.