Kaiten Sushi Reviews
Sushi Train Aug 30, 2011
Sushi train or 'kaiten sushi' is an easy and inexpensive way to try the famous Japanese dish. There are many different chains of sushi train throughout Japan, although most will give you the same experience.
These restaurants are often very busy with Japanese families waiting in the entrance, however the rotation of tables is quick and you will soon be seated, it is well worth the wait! (Or don't go during peak meal times)
Once you are seated you can order off the menu or choose your sushi from the 'train' conveyor belt that passes all the tables. If you order from the menu you will use an electronic order board, which generally has English translation also, but you can just choose from the pictures anyway. the chef will then make your sushi fresh and it will be sent to you on a train! Don't forget to send the train back to the kitchen by pushing the flashing button.
The sushi usually comes with 2 pieces to a plate and these range from 100 yen per plate(AUS ~$1.10)to 400 yen for the more extravagant cuts and desserts. The plates are colour-coded by price and will be counted at the end by a waiter to calculate your bill.
Besides sushi there are usually takoyaki(octopus balls), potato croquettes, vegetables, cakes and desserts. Green tea is complementary.
This is a fun way to experience sushi as you can see the dish pass you before choosing to eat it.
A not-to-be-missed culinary adventure, see how many plates of sushi you can eat!
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