Musashi Sushi Kyoto Reviews
Way too much wasabi May 09, 2013
Musashi Sushi is located in the food area of Asty Road, which is at the south end of the Kyoto Station Building, right opposite McDonalds. It is part of a chain.
I had been looking for a kaiten sushi place for a while. remembering the wonderful and cheap place we had been to in Sakaide. When I walked down Asty Road and saw the conveyor belt in the window display, I knew I had to try it.
It was very busy and there was a long line, so I came back the next day. Since it was so many people waiting I thought it was a good sign for a great place. I was a bit wrong there. Seating was along a counter along the conveyor belt. There are no computer to place your personal order if you don´t fancy what is on the conveyor belt at the moment.
The sushi cooks were busy and new sushi were constantly added. It was more of a mass production than a piece of art. My first pick was a salmon nigeri. The rice part was small and had a funny shape and it had tons of wasabi. After the first bit my mouth was totally numb. I like to taste the fish I´m eating. I thought it must have been a mistake, so I picked a tuna nigeri. Same thing happened again. After having tried 4 different nigeri sushi I gave up and left the place. I proper sushi chef would have cried if he saw what this place was making.
A few days later, in a different part of town, I walked by a kaiten sushi place. Not realizing it was the same chain, I sat down and looked forward to some good sushi. Same thing happened again, way too much wasabi.
I know that the amount of wasabi you put on a piece of sushi is a matter of taste, but to end up with your mouth totally numb is not normal. I have eaten a good share of sushi through the years, but have never had this experience before.
Musashi sushi serves just average quality sushi with too much wasabi. Even though it´s cheap, 137 yen pr plate or $1,40, I would not recommend this chain.
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