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 conveyor belt sushi or Kaiten-zushi restaurants you must try when traveling in Tokyo.
1. Nemuro Hanamaru in 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
2-7-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo
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
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. Uobei in Shibuya
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.
5mins walk from Shibuya Station
2-29-11 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
5. Edokko in Kanda
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!
1min walk from Kanda Station
2-13-26, Kajicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
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
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
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
10. Ganso Sushi in Shinjuku
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!
2mins walk from Shinjuku Station
2-8-5 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, 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
12. Magurobito in Akihabara
In Magurobito, you will use a tablet to make your order. As the name of the restaurant suggests, they are very proud of their quality of Maguro - tuna. Visit there to find freshest seafood of the season.
Yodobashi Akiba 8F, 1-1 Kanda Hanaoka cho, Chiyoda, Tokyo
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
14. Kaitenzushi Maguro-Tonya Miura Misaki-Ko in Ueno
Miura Misaki-Ko is well-known for their "Yamamori" style of sushi, which literally means mountain-sized serving. Complete their every mountain and get filled!
6-12-14 Ueno, Taito Tokyo
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
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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