Sushi Train, Petange, Luxembourg

While I am normally a very easy going person concerning food – basically I can eat everything -, there are couple of things I am not extremely a fan of. First, all you can eat buffet (except when I am hangover). Second, non-authentic restaurants.

So, when I want to eat some good Japanese food in Luxembourg city, my options are very restricted by the two conditions above as, with some pricey exceptions, most of the Japanese in Luxembourg – those opened in the last couple of years at least – are managed by Chinese and are everything but authentic.

On Monday night I was craving some sushi and my “usual” places were closed, so we decided to head to Sushi Train in Petange, around 20 minutes from the city centre, after I read some very nice review on Luxembourg Foodies forum on Facebook.

The restaurant is located in the very city center of Petange and has some modern, not cheesy decor. You can decided to eat at the table or at the sushi train – we went for the latter.

The sushi train option includes as well a miso soup to start with. Alternatives on the sushi train are extremely various: from standard nigiri and sushi, different California and tempura rolls, tuna, salmon, sashimi, soya rolls, fruit rolls, various kind of salads. You have a lot to choose among and if you are not just into sushi, there were as well couple of dishes with noodles, fried calamari and grilled pork, even if they are very limited.

The train included as well as fruit salads and some dessert options.

I did not take pictures of everything I had (I had a lot LOL) but you can still find some shots followed by my comments about the restaurant below.

What I liked about Sushi Train:

  • Compared to other sushi train I have been, there are a lot more options: my favorite pieces were those that mixed fruits and fish and the big rolls with salmon, avocado and cream cheese.
  • Sushi is prepared with care just in front of you, the quantity of rice is proportionated to the one of fish and the taste is very good.
  • The sushi train option costs 23.5 euro per person. We had two beers, two glasses of wine, some water and two coffee and the total bill got to 70 euro. Definitely very cheap for what you eat.

What I liked a bit less about Sushi Train:

  • When you sit down at the sushi train, you are not given any menu neither drink card. We had to ask about how the train was working (in some restaurant you pay per dish) and we just ordered our drinks without knowing the options. I think that a drink menu, even at the train, would be highly appreciated.
  • The place is really calm and while it is nice and cozy, if you are looking for anything poshy this is not an option.

To sum up: Sushi Train was a nice discovery and I agreed with other reviews I read around: sushi is better than most of the one you have in Luxembourg city and the price is very cheap. It is perfect for an informal dinner during the week.

 

 

Saturday night in Merl: Sushi-Bar Wayoxi, Luxembourg City

While most of the people enjoy crowded places, I tend to stay away to the city centre when everyone is heading there. On Saturday night, due to the ING Night Marathon in the streets around ours, we could not move our car. Having to decide in which direction we should walk for dinner, I definitely preferred going toward Merl than to the very centre.

After discovering couple of restaurants in the area were exceptionally closed due to the marathon, we ended up at Wayoxi Sushi-Bar, located on route de Longwy, just before the gas stations, we booked a table at 9 pm and were glad to discover the marathon was passing just in front so we could still enjoy it.

I have been to Wayoxi only once for lunch ages ago – I was still working in Merl – and my memories were confused. The location is very cosy and you have a all-you-can-eat menu for dinner for 22 Euro per person, with pieces left on the table to be counted for a further 1 euro each. We had recently a very bad experience on a all-you-can-eat sushi in town, so we were a bit worried and we started ordering first only a soup and a salad and four pieces sushi – they end up being very well prepared, fresh, right quantity of rice and lovely presentation. On the second order we went big (I had several California, tartare and spring rolls, while hubby ordered as well a portion of tuna sashimi – that was 10 euro extra). We were so full, we concluded with the house dessert (coconut milk and cream with fruit and tapioca bubbles).

Pictures and impressions to follow.


Things I liked about Wayoxi  Sushi-Bar:

  • Sushi was very fresh and well prepared. Nothing too fancy or alternative, but some very classic food prepared in an attentive way.
  • Location is simple but lovely and service nice as well. We were offered shrimps chips and edadame as welcome and we ordered at the end some digestive (Japanese sake and Averna) that were offered as well.
  • 22 euro (excluding drinks) for a good sushi dinner is definitely on the cheap side, but the quality is not disappointing.

Things I liked a bit less about Wayoxi Sushi-Bar:

  • The menu choice is very limited and it is just sushi/sashimi. No alternatives for “non-sushi” eaters, but still vegetarian and cooked-fish/meat sushi options.

Wayoxi Sushi-Bar is not a sophisticated place but definitely a quiet, cosy one perfect for a date or an evening with pals in Merl area, nice ambience and budget friendly. Recommended on my side.