Say hello to Sakura Kaiten soon to join Wesley Place

One of Melbourne’s longest lasting sushi-train businesses is coming to Wesley Place.


One of Melbourne’s longest lasting sushi-train businesses is coming to the precinct.

What a start to the year! In the past 6 months, we’ve welcomed a range of new bars, cafes and eateries to Wesley Place. From a drop of wine at Caretaker’s Cottage to a healthy lunch at Fishbowl Fuel, there is now a range of excellent food and beverage offerings onsite for our community to enjoy for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Next, we will welcome Sakura Kaiten one of the longest lasting sushi-train businesses in Melbourne which uses the freshest seafood direct from the market each day. 

Learn more about the exciting new addition below, as we chat with Cindy Chang - owner of Sakura Kaiten.

Tell us about what Sakura will offer Melburnians and the Wesley Place community?

Designed by award-winning architects Bergman & Co, Sakura Kaiten will offer a modern and tranquil place to enjoy lunch or dinner at Wesley Place. It’s fast food with a sophisticated touch offering healthy and delicious Japanese food for the community to enjoy.

What inspired you to open Sakura in the Wesley Place precinct?

Returning to our roots, Wesley Place offers the ideal place to open a new and improved version of our first sushi train business which was located on Little Collins Street. We are looking forward to recreating the warm dining environment the community loved with a more luxurious edge.

Tell us about the journey of the sushi train and how it will be making its way to Wesley Place from Japan.

Venturing from Japan, each sushi-train machine is custom made to suit the layout of every restaurant. Wesley Place’s brand-new sushi train is one of a kind - manufactured from Japan and installed by Japanese technicians who will travel all the way to Melbourne to ensure the experience remains authentic.

What will the menu look like and are there any standout items Sakura Kaiten is known for?

We have over 100 sushi items available for order at all times - from sashimi and nigiri to sushi rolls. These are constantly rotating on the sushi train, giving customers full autonomy on their ordering choices. Not only are they on display in front of you, but we also have QR code ordering system which means customers can send their orders straight from their phone to the kitchen. These items are made fresh and come directly to customers on a bullet train.

When are you hoping to open and what are you looking forward to most?

We are intending to open our doors in early June and are looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and many new ones.

What will your opening hours be?

Sakura Kaiten will be open at the following hours:
Monday – Thursday: 11:30am – 3pm and 5pm – 9pm
Friday: 11:30 – 3pm and 5pm – 10pm
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

How can people stay up-to date with the restaurant and learn more?

To stay up-to date with our opening, follow us on Instagram at @sakurakaitensushi where we post updates and new menu items. You can also visit our website at:

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