PROFILE BY BEST RESTAURANTS
With a finger firmly on the pulse of Sydney's social playground, the Hemmes family has an uncanny ability to create the best venues and fill them with the funkiest people. These are not fly-by-night fancies – the Hemmes family run some of the best venues in town including est. (restaurant to the rich and famous), Mr Wong, and the Slip Inn (where Mary met Prince Charming).
Perched at the top of the Establishment Hotel, away from the menagerie of finance-brokers and suits, Sushi-e is no exception. Seating surrounds a large island bench, which in turn encloses the four sushi chefs, who are trained not only in the art of sushi and sashimi, but are there to deftly guide you through the dining experience. The spoons are a great place to embark on the journey: eight porcelain spoons, each containing a small traditional or modern delicacy. An exquisite sushi and sashimi menu offers a variety of delicate flavours; try the kingfish sashimi with slices of ginger, chives and sesame seeds, drizzled with garlic oil immersed in citrus soy and seared with a smoking hot olive oil. The spider roll with dry-fried soft shell crab is another firm favourite among those lucky enough to frequent this beautiful restaurant.