Conveyor belt sushi translated into Japanese is Kaiten-zushi, which means rotation-sushi, or sushi-go-round. Being one in many forms of sushi restaurants, conveyor belt sushi is very popular not only in the country but also internationally. Below is 10 Kaiten-zushi restaurants you must try when traveling in Tokyo.

1. Nemuro Hanamaru in Tokyo

Nemuro Hanamaru

Nemuro Hanamaru

Nemuro Hanamaru originally belongs to a mothership company in Hokkaido, where considered as the capital of seafood. It is a great way to enjoy truly gratifying sushi without incurring a bill that might leave you gasping for air. Also, the restaurant feels extremely festive and convivial, as sushi chefs yell out freshly prepared sushi in front of the customers.

Hanamaru' sushi

Hanamaru’ sushi. From Wikipedia

Access:
4mins walk from Tokyo Station

Address: 
Kitte 5F
2-7-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo

Hours:
Weekdays 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Weekends 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Price range:
1,000 – 3,000 yen

Tel:
03-6269-9026

2. Katsu in Shibuya

Katsu’s touch screen ordering style

Katsu’s touch screen ordering style. From Twitter

Katsu Seibu Shibuyaten must be the conveyor belt sushi restaurant with outstanding quality in Shibuya with a most reasonable price. In this restaurant, the sushi toppings are as fresh as the ones directly delivered from Tsukiji market, but don’t forget, this is the conveyor belt sushi restaurant for the mass market. 

Katsu' sushi

Katsu’ sushi. From Instagram

Access:
4mins walk from Shibuya Station

Address:
Seibu Shibuya Department Store 8F
21-1, Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Hours:
11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.  (Last order 10:00 p.m.)

Price range:
Lunch 1,000 – 1,999yen
Dinner 2,000 – 2,999yen

Tel:
03-5728-4282

3. Toriton Tokyo Skytree’ Solamachi

Toriton

Toriton. From Twitter

Fresh fish and good cost performance at this Hokkaido-based conveyor-belt sushi spot. The lines may be long but they move quickly. If you happened to have a chance hanging out in Tokyo Sky Tree then I’d recommend you visit this restaurant!

Toriton' fresh sushi

Toriton’ fresh sushi. From Twitter

Access:
2mins walk from Tokyo Sky tree Line

Address:

6F Tokyo Solamachi
1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida, Tokyo

Hours:
11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Price range:
130yen ~

Website
http://toriton-kita1.jp/ 

4. Uobei in Shibuya

Uobei

Uobei. From Flickr

Lots of kaiten-zushi restaurants are like Uobei: customers place their orders via multi-language touch screen, the dishes are delivered by high-speed chute, with nary a hint of there being any humans involved in the process. But when you’re paying a rock-bottom ¥108 for each item on the menu, it’s hard to complain.

Uobei' sushi

Uobei’ sushi. From Instagram

Access:
5mins walk from Shibuya Station

Address:
2-29-11 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 

Hours:
11:00 a.m. – 0:00 p.m.

Price range:
108yen ~

Website:
http://www.genkisushi.co.jp/uobei/ 

5. Edokko in Kanda

Edokko sushi

Edokko sushi. From Instagram

Now you can enjoy hand-shaped Edo-style sushi prepared at Kanda Edokko Zushi! They serve various types of banquets can be held in our restaurant, as they have private rooms, raised tatami-floored rooms, and table seats! Edokko also has Sai Course, with Edo-style sushi and 90-minute all you can drink included at 5,500yen!

Access:
1min walk from Kanda Station

Address:
2-13-26, Kajicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Hours:
Monday – Friday
11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. (Last order 10:30 p.m.)
Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. (Last order 9:00 p.m.)
Closed on Sundays and National Holidays

Price range:
Lunch ~ 1,100yen
Dinner ~ 4,000yen

Tel:
03-3258-1237

6. Hamayoshi in Ueno

Hamayoshi is very popular because of its convenience location, fresh seafood as well as wonderful side dishes and drinks menu! If you’re a sushi fan, this is must visit place!

Hamayoshi' sushi

Hamayoshi’ sushi. From hatenablog

Access:
2mins walk from Ueno Station

Address:
6-12-12 Ueno, Taito, Tokyo

Hours:
Monday-Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 11:15 p.m. (Last order 11:00 p.m.)
Sunday 11:15 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Last order 21:45)

Price range:
2,000 – 2,999yen

Tel:
03-3831-6018 

7. Pintokona in Roppongi

Pintokona

Pintokona. From Wikipedia

A conveyor-belt sushi bar with a difference. Here, you can either help yourself to whatever’s going past, or peruse the menu, sing out your order and wait for it to be prepared and delivered straight to you. Quality and freshness are definitely superior, but so too are the prices.

Pintokona' sushi

Pintokona’ sushi. From Tripadvisor

Access:
1min walk from Roppongi Station

Address:
Hollywood Plaza B2F
6-4-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 

Hours:
11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Price range:
1,999yen~

Tel:
03-5771-1133 

8. Midori in Shinjuku

Midori

Midori. From Tokyofood blog

It goes by “Sushi Midori” or “Midori Sushi” but its official name is “Umegaoka no Sushi Midori Souhonten” but it’s way too long to remember or say. They have easy-to-look-and-order menu for foreigner and of course, the quality is very good at these prices!

Midori' sushi

Midori’ sushi. From Instagram

Access:
15mins by train from Shinjuku Station

Address:
7-10-8 Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo

Hours:
Mon-Fri 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Price range:
3,000 – 4,000yen

Website:
http://www.sushinomidori.co.jp/ginza.html 

9. Himawari Sushi in Shinjuku

Himawari Sushi

Himawari Sushi. From Instagram

Himawari Sushi is one of the famous conveyor belt sushi restaurants that serves outstanding sushi around Shinjuku station.  The sushi toppings are fresh enough to make you satisfied especially in a very reasonable price, ranging from 150 yen to 200 yen a dish.

Himawari sushi

Himawari sushi. From Instagram

Access:
2mins walk from JR Shinjuku Station

Address:
1-15-3 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku Tokyo

Hours:
11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Price range:
~1,000 yen for lunch
~2,000 yen for dinner

Tel:
03-3344-3576

10. Ganso Sushi in Shinjuku

Ganso Sushi

Ganso Sushi. From Wikipedia

Ganso sushi is a kaiten-zushi restaurants chain spread around Tokyo and nearby prefectures. What makes Ganso different from other kaiten-zushi restaurants is the plates have their corresponding prices can be found on the wall, although in this case prices were given in kanji, different plate colors, different prices!

Ganso Sushi

Ganso Sushi. From ggpht.com

Access:
2mins walk from Shinjuku Station

Address:
2-8-5 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Hours:
11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.  (Last order 10:45 p.m.)

Price range:
1,000-2,000yen

Website:
http://www.gansozushi.com/ 

 

 

Thumbnail image is from Wikipedia