Ace Sushi Belconnen Markets

By 21 January, 2013 10

For those looking for authentic sushi in Canberra, I highly recommend Ace Sushi at the Belconnen markets. Been there twice now and the sushi is excellent – very fresh and reasonably priced at $2.90 a plate. The sushi chef there trained in Hokkaido in northern Japan for a number of years and really knows his stuff. My wife and I also spent a lot of time in Japan and this is probably the closest to ‘real’ Japanese sushi we’ve come across since returning to Australia. Certainly in Canberra, anyway.

He prepares a range of items: sushi rolls, sashimi, takoyaki, gyoza, tempura and karaage (fried chicken) and we can’t fault any of them. Make sure you try the salmon!

Only down side is they only take cash.

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10 Responses to Ace Sushi Belconnen Markets
#1
AlpineViper11:13 am, 21 Jan 13

Heading to Japan in a couple of weeks, so keen to give this a go for practice! Thanks!

#2
sandog11:32 am, 21 Jan 13

how funny. I mostly lurk at riotact and the only reason i logged in today was to write them a review! I wrote one up on Urbanspoon, i kind of feel bad because if this was in civic it would do a much better trade I reckon.

http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/344/1725829/restaurant/ACT/Ace-sushi-Belconnen

Def worth the visit, they do some cool stuff thats different to bog standard sushi trains with crumbed chicken on rice with egg yolk and a sweet red sauce (jam???) drizzled on top as well as the more traditional stuff which def reminded me of my trip to Japan in July.

I’m probably going to head there again today at lunch

Alpine Viper, I never made it to the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo but my travel buddy said it was awesome for sushi.

#3
neanderthalsis11:32 am, 21 Jan 13

I’ve been to Ace a few times, especially when they had their 50% off opening special. While it doesn’t compare to sushi in the Omichi markets in Kanazawa, it outdoes the rest of the Canberra sushi establishment.

#4
Jivrashia11:50 am, 21 Jan 13

The sushi chef there trained in Hokkaido in northern Japan for a number of years and really knows his stuff.
Good find Polar Bear.

closest to ‘real’ Japanese sushi we’ve come across since returning to Australia. Certainly in Canberra, anyway.
There is a genuine Japanese sushi chef who runs Iori in the Melbourne building in the Civic Bus Interchange. His is probably the best I’ve had in Canberra, but I’m more than willing to give others a go.

Make sure you try the salmon!
Not my preference. In fact are there other ‘neta’ (main ingredients in sushi) besides salmon and tuna?

sandog said :

I never made it to the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo but my travel buddy said it was awesome for sushi.

I have a bad feeling foreigners are no longer welcome there…

#5
Madam Cholet11:51 am, 21 Jan 13

Love sushi, but not yet tried this one. I have started to notice however that sushi seems to be going the same way as pizza….in that there are some more ‘exotic’ fillings appearing at some of those newer places that have landed in shopping centres. I recall seeing a pizza advertised once that was a roast dinner on a pizza base…dominos or Pizza hut from memory. Wouldn’t be surprised if we start to see similar sushi! And sushi rolls seem to be getting bigger. Such a shame that our western palates seem to demand that traditional cuisine is altered to suit our apparently staid sensibilities.

#6
GuruJ3:09 pm, 21 Jan 13

Dammit, I wanted to keep this one a secret! At the moment it’s not that busy so you can just rock up and get a seat any time. My only complaint is that they tend to overdo the sauce.

Still great value compared to most of the other sushi places in Belco at the moment though.

#7
martin754:54 pm, 21 Jan 13

Agreed it really is ‘ACE’

#8
kevmitch207:01 pm, 21 Jan 13

Really?? We went there the other day and got a plate of sushi and it had 3 different sauces on it one of which I think was a strawberry sauce? We then realised that every single sushi plate was doused in sauces. Might be good for some people but not for me

#9
Shirokuma7:42 pm, 21 Jan 13

Jivrashia said :

The sushi chef there trained in Hokkaido in northern Japan for a number of years and really knows his stuff.
Good find Polar Bear.

closest to ‘real’ Japanese sushi we’ve come across since returning to Australia. Certainly in Canberra, anyway.
There is a genuine Japanese sushi chef who runs Iori in the Melbourne building in the Civic Bus Interchange. His is probably the best I’ve had in Canberra, but I’m more than willing to give others a go.

Make sure you try the salmon!
Not my preference. In fact are there other ‘neta’ (main ingredients in sushi) besides salmon and tuna?

sandog said :

I never made it to the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo but my travel buddy said it was awesome for sushi.

I have a bad feeling foreigners are no longer welcome there…

Tsukiji is a victim of its own success. Too many tourists annoying the people working there. They closed it to tourists for a while, but now lets a limited number though each morning on a first come first serve basis.

Iori in Civic so great sushi, too – no argument there. Ace Sushi was doing pretty much everything before Christmas (maguro, hotate, unagi, ikura, tako etc) but he might have cut the menu slightly since then, as I didn’t see those last Sunday. Might still be able to order them, though.

kevmitch20 said :

Really?? We went there the other day and got a plate of sushi and it had 3 different sauces on it one of which I think was a strawberry sauce? We then realised that every single sushi plate was doused in sauces. Might be good for some people but not for me

I’ve seen similar in Japan. Real Japanese sushi can be an acquired taste – my brother visited me in Japan and despite being a ‘sushi fan’ found the local version less to his liking.

#10
MightyJoe12:38 pm, 27 Jan 13

I have to say, ACE Sushi is fantastic. Had some with my daughter this morning, very fresh and tasty dishes. Both of us ate really well for $20, which is hard to do when it comes to sushi!

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