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Sushi in Dunedin?

by michkatz

I'm going to be living in Dunedin for about a year. I'm from Los Angeles so I am really used to great Sushi. Is there a good Sushi place you can recommend?

Any neighborhoods that would be good to rent a house in for a family of 3? My baby is going to be a year old in 2 weeks... so no places next to a lot of University students. I don't think they'd appreciate any night crying! LOL

RE: Sushi in Dunedin?

by batgirl1001

On my way around South Island, did check on Dunedin and found a lot of international restaurants for such a small city. And yes a Japanese one too, on the main street. I will assume they have sushi....since 99% of Japanese restaurants do abroad.

I believe Dunedin is approaching to be as cosmopolitan as Christchurch and you can find all the major international restaurants like Chinese, Thai, Indian etc available.

RE: Sushi in Dunedin?

by noushymoo

I cant remember the name of the sushi place but for great-HUGE sub kind of sandwiches with great vegetarian (and non vege) fillings in a cute restaurant head to a place called Tull. For accomodation try for something up in north dunedin up the hill a little away from campus. Theres heaps of good cheap food around because of the students-I used to be one of them and had a great time there, but also a nice place for a small family-make sure you get out to the beach and up the top of the gardens is really nice on a hot day for a picnic and sunbathing and take your baby to see all the parrots and birds in the aviary.

Have fun!

RE: Sushi in Dunedin?

by michkatz

Hi all,

Thanks for your replies. I am here in Dunedin. It is very beautiful but very cold right now.
And although there are many places with fantastic food, lots of comfort food, there is no sushi.

Lots of Japanese places with very good Japanese dishes but no raw fish. I've only found one that has some passable salmon sushi and one that has tuna. The rest is cooked fish :-(

I love Maori Hill, Roselyn and Halfway Bush as places to potentially live.

The people here are so nice and friendly

I just don't quite understand why they refused to build any houses with heat though? Must be the Scottish in them.. wanting to be back on the moors in kilts drinking cold beer?

Too tough for me! I'm getting a heat pump.

RE: RE: Sushi in Dunedin?

by timr

doh i mean tokyo garden of course... but you know that

RE: RE: Sushi in Dunedin?

by timr

OK this thread has got to be a joke. What do you mean you can't find raw fish in Dunedin. The (rather large) "Japanese Garden" on george st? in fact any of the about 10 japanese restaurants in Dunedin? It's called SASHIMI!!!!
I don't think I have ever seen cooked fish (unless it's a dish like salmon teriyaki!!!) ... anyway hope you are enjoying dunedin, i lived there about 10 years. cheers

Travel Tips for Dunedin

Otago University Graduation Parade

by TomorrowsAngel

Otago University was founded in 1869.
Graduation ceremonies are held four times a year.
Graduates take part in the traditional Graduates Parade down George St to the Dunedin Town Hall for the official graduation ceremony.
Then the parade, led of course by a Scottish pipe band.
The streets around the parade area are shut down, and locals, family and friends line the streets to see the graduates.

The 45th Parallel

by allikat

In the absence of an Oamaru page, I am placing this tip here...

About 90 minutes drive North of Dunedin, just outside the township of Oamaru, you cross the 45th Parallel. Here you are halfway between the Equator and the South Pole. The spot is easily missed unless you are looking out for it, but by the side of the road in a small lay-by is a large rock with a commemorative plaque. Excellent photo opportunity, and good to be able to say "been there, seen that!".

Law Courts

by grets

The historic Law Courts were designed by architect John Campbell and built in 1904, they are the pride of the city. The impressive two-storey stone building has high ceilings and steeply pitched roof. The building has four court rooms, including the beautifully decorated High Court. Also housed in the Law Courts is the Law Society office and library. In the tower over the main entrance, you can find the statue of Justice.


by rozehill

Many cities have a square to signify the middle of town, but Dunedin has an octagon (eight-sided centrepiece). The statue of Robert Burns overlooks the Octagon in the centre of Dunedin, which is both the heart of the city and a great meeting place.
The Municipal chambers, St Paul's Cathedral, the Dunedin Public Art Gallery and Regent Theatre surround the Octagon, along with a number of cafes, bars and restaurants, many with outdoor seating and live music or performance. The Octagon is actually a double octagon - Moray Place behind it is also eight-sided

New Zealand Fur Seals

by Josilver

A New zealand fur seal colony os located near the penguin colony. They give birth in late November. When I was there they were within days of having pups, but were just lying around on the rocks sunning themselves


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