It would appear that all my content this week may be veering towards a theme. But I appreciate food almost more than I appreciate buying things and having them arrive on my doorstep (and have far less restraint in the matter of eating it than I do with buying in the latter).
A lack of restraint when it comes to loosening my purse strings brings me to Kushi. The restaurant I’m dubbing, ‘where you go when you are very hungry and are low on cash but really want to eat out so need one meal to last you for a decent amount of time’. Whoops, that was a mouthful.
Tucked up in Durham st Kushi is quickly becoming a not so secret secret for a great lunch deal. It’s kinda like the Tawharanui of cbd eating locations. For $12 you can get a serving of meat (teriyaki chicken, fish katsu, spicy chicken, or beef yakiniku) or tofu with rice, two pieces of sushi, a potato croquette, cabbage salad and bowl of miso.
The miso comes out first to tide you over whilst your main is cooked, arriving fairly quickly and ticking all the boxes – delicious, satisfying and fresh.
Kushi also boasts a range of sushi rolls and donburi or udon bowls but the lunch deal hits the spot for me. It’s a great price for a pretty decent sized portion of food. In fact, I’m regretting not being there right now (shhh revive pad thai salad, I’m enjoying you too).
We found Kushi thanks to a Grabone voucher but I’m sure there’s plenty of other secret restaurants hiding up back alleys. So go on, what are your favourite ‘secret’ eating locations?