Sai Koh Sushi – Japanese –

Posted April 9th, 2009 in Eat Out in Perth - Japanese Food - 8 Comments »

Other day I had a chance to go to this Japanese restaurant in Canning Vale.  It was kind of a farewell dinner for one of my colleagues, but very casual.  We all just went there after work, and ordered few dishes.

The owner was so friendly, and kind enough to treat us with free special Sai Koh roll.  (one of my colleague is an acquaintance of his)

(Excuse the quality of this photo :p  It was taken by my mobile.)

Despite the shape, those rolls were quite nice!  There were few things that I couldn’t figure out what they were inside of the rolls.  It was crispy, so maybe some kind of deep-fried meat?  Anyway, the flavour over all was really nice.  I liked it.  (By the way I was surprised by the amount of wasabi they put on the plate…)

We ordered karaage, soft shell crab tempura and beef tataki for entree to share, and main meal for each.  Well, we thought they were entree!  When we are served with those food, we were shocked. “??  are they entree??”  Karaage was served with salad and rice, and soft shell crab was served on a 30cm plate.  I don’t know if it was owner’s treat again, or normal serving size… but karaage with rice was pretty big volume.  They tasted fine though.  🙂

Because of the entree we were already full before the main meal, but food kept coming…  Teppan dish came in a bento box!  and interestingly, there was one empty space in the bento box…  why they don’t even bother to fill up the space??  I was wondering quietly in my head…  Few seconds later I knew why.  A waitress brought a bowl of miso soup and put it into the empty space.  Huh that’s why :p

The dining experience there was fun.  Not a bad meaning!  Really, the food was not bad at all.

I may go back there for the Sai Koh rolls 🙂

Shop 11, Ranford shopping centre (214 Campbell Rd) Canning Vale

PH: 08 9456 1388


*** The owner has been changed and it is now called Sakura Sushi***

8 Comments on “Sai Koh Sushi – Japanese –”

  1. 1 Chongers said at 11:36 am on April 28th, 2009:

    i’m glad you liked the food =]

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 2:32 pm on April 28th, 2009:

    Hi Chongers
    Oh, are you from Sai Koh sushi?? I really loved the rolls 🙂

  3. 3 Chongers said at 10:16 pm on May 6th, 2009:

    haha yeah i am work in the back so never realli get to do the sushi =]

  4. 4 umepontarou said at 1:48 pm on May 7th, 2009:

    I see… I bet you get to eat Japanese food often after work? I used to work at Japanese restaurants and free meal was always my motivation :p

  5. 5 Evo6tme said at 6:34 am on October 10th, 2009:

    just had meal there last night and very disappointing.
    I went there a couple of times before and it has always satisfied me except for yesterday night. I went there with my GF and ordered Agedashi tofu, Karaage, Beef tataki and Beef teppan.
    Beef tataki was totally miserable, I believe it was off cut or something, and same for beef teppan, few bits of meat served on rice, doesn’t even taste good, and agedashi tofu was undercooked feels like powdery in my mouth and was not even garnished with spring onion and crash ginger.(it was before)

    There were a group of ppl,I think it was someone related to the restaurant were having tataki and it looked brilliant and i just dont understand why they gave us such a crappy quality tataki!?
    I will defenatly not going back there again EVER!

  6. 6 umepontarou said at 6:54 pm on October 10th, 2009:


    That sounds really bad… If they purposely served better looking tataki to someone who related to the restaurant and gave the crappy one to REAL customers, they should think about what the “business” really means.
    All the dishes they serve to customers count, and they all affect the reputation of the place.

    I shouldn’t say this, but some owners of Japanese restaurants in Perth don’t really know what the real Japanese cuisine is, and I wonder how they can run business..

    Anyway I hope this Sai Koh Sushi try to push themselves up for better food

  7. 7 ex-sai koh said at 7:28 am on September 16th, 2010:

    Hi Umepontarou,

    Thank you for your positive comment. It was a delight to serve our customers with high quality and standard which I believe all other customers would have said the same.

    As you have also mentioned at the bottom of your article, Sai Koh Sushi ceased trading and now is called Sakura Sushi which is owned by different people. I couldn’t really recall the last trading day of Saikoh Sushi, it would’ve been end of September 2009 as we were overseas already when October 2009 came. Sakura Sushi didn’t effectively change the shop’s name until a few months later.

    Therefore I’d appreciate if you could set the fact straight, the bad experience you (evo6tme) encountered was definitely NOT at Sai Koh Sushi. The owner of Sai Koh sushi has more than 15 years experience in Japanese culinary so I know he has sufficient experience to run a Japanese restaurant. I wouldn’t say he never made a mistake, but who doesn’t?

    Thank you again for your support to Sai Koh.

    Ex-Sai Koh

  8. 8 umepontarou said at 12:39 pm on September 16th, 2010:

    Ex- Sai Koh

    Thanks so much for writing about it here.

    According to what you say, Evo6tme obviously visited Sai Koh (Sakura Sushi) when the new owner had taken over the business. (around October)
    I know Sakura Sushi didn’t change its name from Sai Koh to Sakura Sushi for some amount of time.

    Please let me know if you open another business somewhere in Perth again. I’d like to try out your food 🙂

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