Sushi Jiro in Westfield Chermside is now home to the southern hemisphere’s largest sushi train, spanning approximately 115 metres, accommodating 171 guests.

This news comes after the Japanese restaurant brand unveiled the world’s first circular sushi train, spanning 30.6 metres, in December 2023 at Melbourne’s Westfield Doncaster.

In its first venture interstate, Australia’s fastest growing Japanese quick service restaurant has expanded its national presence, opening in Brisbane at Westfield Chermside, and on the Gold Coast at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

In less than two years since acquiring Sushi Jiro, CEO Anna Kasman has almost doubled the business’s sushi train footprint in Australia.

“The demand for high-quality Japanese cuisine in a casual, down to earth environment is evident, and diners are seeking experiences that are new and exciting. We aim to fill that niche with everything Sushi Jiro does, offering unique dining experiences every time,” she said.

“The journey to creating Australia’s longest sushi train was as thrilling as it was challenging. We faced many hurdles with our original design, but through determination and innovative thinking, we overcame obstacles and crafted a dining spectacle that’s truly one-of-a-kind.

“Both restaurants were designed with the customer journey front of mind, from the ambience of our interior design to the interactive nature of our sushi train. We’ve incorporated elements that not only streamline the dining process but also create an immersive experience that connects our guests with traditional and modern sushi making.

“We’re exploring opportunities to bring Sushi Jiro restaurants to more locations across Australia. Our goal is to continuously improve and innovate upon our elevated sushi train experience with each new store opening.”