They say if you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life. Lucy Kim loves food, so we figure her job as assistant manager at Smart Sushi Britomart is pure pleasure.



Are you from Auckland? I’m from Korea!

How do you get to Britomart? By bus from Takapuna.

What do you enjoy about working here? I really enjoy working with my colleagues. It’s fun. And I like it when customers recognise that we make them real sushi, and they remember my name.

What would you say is the Smart Sushi specialty? Teriyaki Chicken and Teriyaki Salmon. It’s the most popular dish and we prepare it fresh every day.

Where else do you like to get a snack around here? Miann cafe for a chocolate or macadamia macaron or hot chocolate.

What’s your idea of a good time? I have a good time with my husband. We find good restaurants, like the Auckland Top 50 and try them!

Where’s your current favourite The Chinese restaurant Basu Lounge in Takapuna. The dumplings are so good.

If you could retire tomorrow what would you do? I would travel around the world eating good food.

Do you have any heroes? My husband is my hero. He always helps me and takes care of me and makes me delicious food.

Okay so if you could have one meal for the rest of your life what would it be? Beef fajita with a margarita!

Whats your favourite thing to spend money on? Food!

Interview and photograph by Florence Noble