Conveyor belt sushi, translated into Japanese is Kaiten-zushi, 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 the 15 conveyor belt sushi or Kaiten-zushi restaurants you must try when traveling in Tokyo.
1. Nemuro Hanamaru in Marunouchi (Marunouchi, near Tokyo Station)
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.
4mins walk from Tokyo Station
Kitte 5F, 2-7-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo
Find more sushi restaurants in Marunouchi area: 10 Sushi Restaurants in Marunouchi Area near Tokyo Station for Great Sushi
2. Katsu in Shibuya
Katsu Seibu Shibuyaten must be the conveyor belt sushi restaurant with outstanding quality in Shibuya with a most reasonable price. You will always see people waiting in line during lunch and dinner time. It is better to come here early or late to have a seat immediately. Or wait for an hour and you will understand why people are waiting so long to taste their fresh sushi!
4mins walk from Shibuya Station
Seibu Shibuya Department Store 8F
21-1, Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Find more sushi restaurants in Shibuya: Discover Great Sushi in Shibuya! 10 Best Restaurants
3. Toriton Tokyo Skytree Solamachi
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!
2mins walk from Tokyo Sky tree Line
6F Tokyo Solamachi
1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida, Tokyo
4. Ganso sushi in Ebisu
Ganso Sushi is one of the biggest conveyor belt sushi chains in Japan. You can find Ganso sushi all around Tokyo and, of course, in the Ebisu district, where many fashionable shops and stylish bars gather. Ganso sushi is especially particular about processing raw fish in their kitchen. Sushi chefs cut fishes into parts that make their sushi extra fresh. Also, it's notable that they offer over 60 kinds in their standard menus, and some more seasonal menus are added. It's difficult to choose what you should have. Follow your inspiration and grab a plate from the belt!
2mins walk from Shibuya Station
1-chome-1-11 Ebisuminami, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo
Find more sushi restaurants in Ebisu: 10 Sushi Restaurants in Ebisu to Satisfy Your Sushi Cravings
5. Gin-Iccho in Toyosu
Gin-Iccho is located close to the famous Toyosu Market, which was replaced by the renowned Toyosu Fish Market in 2018. They offer fresh seafood from all over Japan that they stock every day from the market. This place is unique because sushi doesn't travel on the conveyor belt. There is a touch device in front of each seat, and when customers order sushi, it is delivered right in front, using the conveyor belt.
1min walk from Toyosu Station
4-chome-2-2 Toyosu, Koto-Ku, Tokyo
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6. Moriichi in Jimbocho
Moriichi is a very reasonable conveyor belt sushi place popular for locals. The biggest characteristic about sushi from Moriichi is its color of sushi rice. It is slightly brown because they use red vinegar instead of normal vinegar to produce their own flavor. Moriichi is located in Jimbocho, the area famous as the biggest book town in Japan. Stroll around small second hand bookstores and stop by Moriichi when you get hungry.
3mins walk from Ueno Station
2 Chome-24-6 Kanda Jinbocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
7. Pintokona in Roppongi
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.
1min walk from Roppongi Station
Hollywood Plaza B2F
6-4-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
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8. Midori in Ginza
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!
7-10-8 Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo
Find more sushi restaurants in Ginza: 10 Best Sushi in Ginza from Luxury to Kaiten Sushi
9. Himawari Sushi in Shinjuku
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.
2mins walk from JR Shinjuku Station
1-15-3 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku Tokyo
Find more sushi restaurants in Shinjuku: 9 Conveyor Belt Sushi Restaurant in Shinjuku for Affordable Sushi
10. Numazuko in Shinjuku
Numazuko Shinjuku Honten is conveniently located near Shinjuku Station. Shinjuku is one of the central cities in Tokyo, where many shops and offices gather. As Shinjuku Station is known as the busiest station in the world, there are many conveyor belt sushi restaurants, but Numazuko Shinjuku Honten is definitely one of the places you should visit because Numazuko is particular about providing "giant" sushi, so-called Fujisan-Mori. Their extra-large sea urchin is a must-have here.
2mins walk from Shinjuku Station
1F Ikeda Plaza Bldg, 3-34-16 Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo
11. Katsu in Ikebukuro
Katsu in Ikebukuro is another branch of the same conveyor belt sushi restaurant Katsu in Shibuya. They stock freshest ingredients carefully by selected by experts' eyes. You can also access there easily because Katsu in Ikebukuro is located at the 8th floor of Seibu Department Store.
Seibu Ikebukuro Department Store 8F, 1-28-1 Minamiikebukuro Toshima Tokyo
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12. Uzushio in Akihabara
Uzushio is a small conveyor belt sushi restaurant with only 15 seats. Although the place is small, people favor here because it's affordable and close to the station. Uzushio is a perfect place to grab a bite of sushi before heading to the station.
1-17-6 Sotokanda Chiyoda Tokyo
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13. Heiroku Sushi in Harajuku/Omotesando
Heiroku Sushi might be one of the most crowded conveyor sushi restaurant in Harajuku/Omotesando area. They offer seasonal specialties at a reasonable price. A geat place to stop by while shopping at Harajuku/Omotesando when you are hungry.
5-chome-8-5 Jingumae, Shibuya City, Tokyo
Find more sushi restaurants in Harajuku/Omotesando: 10 Best Sushi in Harajuku and Omotesando to Taste Delicious Sushi
14. Katsu Oedo Ueno 2-Go Ten in Ueno
Katsu Oedo's specialities are white fish sushi dishes, such as fresh codfish, white roe during the winter season, and ike-hokki (fresh surf clams). It is pretty rare to find fresh surf clams in Tokyo. Their price for most dishes are 149 yen for two pieces of sushi, which is quite reasonable considering the quality. Katsu Oedo is one of the conveyor belt restaurant that offers various kinds of sushi toppings. Repeat customers look for seasonal specialties and the place is always crowded.
6-12-14 Ueno, Taito-ku Tokyo
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15. Kura Sushi in Shinagawa
Kura Sushi is one of the biggest conveyor belt sushi chain in Japan. You will be surprised by their quality compared to their price. Alomst all dishes are provided in 100 yen! They also offer various creative sushi such as grilled pork and roast beef.
2-17-1 Konan, Minato, Tokyo
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Do you want to try not only conveyor belt sushi but also some exquisite top-notch sushi? You can secure your reservation to Michelin 2-starred sushi restaurant in Roppongi at Voyagin. Check out their website for more details.Reservation for Sushi Jiro Roppongi Michelin 2-star Tokyo (View at Voyagin)
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