“Cheap is the worse” is not true for conveyor belt sushi restaurants anymore. Kaiten-zushi restaurants are now able to offer the same quality as high-quality sushi restaurants. These are the seven best conveyor belt sushi restaurants in Tokyo that have been buzzing on the internet among sushi lovers in and out of Japan.
#1. Katsu Midori
One of the most popular gourmet review websites in Japan rated Katsu Midori as one of the best conveyor belt sushi restaurants. There is more than 200 items and 80% of them are under 200 yen. Other than the price, Katsu Midori attracts long lines of sushi fans with a variety of a la carte items, that are worth calling a piece of artwork!
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Address: Seibu Ikebukuro Building 8F, 1-28-1 Minami-Ikebukuro, Toshima Ward, Tokyo
Access: 1 minute walk from Shibuya Station
11:00 AM – 11:00 PM (Weekdays)
10:30 AM – 11:00 PM (Weekends)
Website: Katsu Midori (Japanese)
#2. Nemuro Hanamaru
Photo Credit: zenjiro@flickr
Nemuro Hanamaru is full of vigor with quality fresh fish products, mainly from Nemuro, which flow along the sushi lane gorgeously. Its sushi has originality with colorful produce and powerful charms which are the pleasure of looking and the pleasure of choosing. The creativity is not just for visual affects but provides wonderful unique flavor combinations leaving your tastebuds craving more.
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Address: 5-2-1 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
Access: 2 minute walk from Ginza Station
Hours: 11:00 AM~11:00 PM
Website: Nemuro Hanamaru
#3. Morimori Sushi
Photo Credit: Kazuki Ohtsu@flickr
Morimori Sushi is based in Kanazawa, Ishikawa prefecture, the most competitive sushi restaurants in Japan are located there. It is famous for having high quality at the lowest possible price. The most recommended sushi is the broiled rosy sea bass (Nodoguro no Aburi), which contains good quality fat. Morimori Sushi at Higashi-Kurume in Tokyo obtains its rice, vinegar, and soy-sauce from the Ishikawa Prefecture.
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Address: 5-17-62 Minamisawa, Higashikurume, Tokyo
Access: 10 minute by shuttle bus from Higashikurume Station
Hours: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Tabelog: Morimori Sushi
#4. Ginza Numazuko
Ginza Numazuko features big and fresh toppings. They are famous for the Fuji-san Mori roll which is loaded with cherry blossom shrimps (sakura ebi) and whitebait shaped like Mt. Fuji. Selected fish are shipped daily from Tsukiji and the Numazu port. Yamanashi wine and sake are available in the evening.
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Address: Kirarito Ginza 8F, 1-8-19 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
Access: 4 minute walk from ginzaitchome Station
Hours: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Website: Ginza Numazuko (Japanese)
Hinatomaru uses a wholesaler, Maruhi-suisan that sells the best quality fish from all across Japan. Pieces of sushi range from 60 yen to 720 yen, there are standard toppings and rare ones such as fresh turban shells and crab paste rolls. Other than nigiris and rolls on the belt, rice bowls with miso soup, grilled items, and broiled seafood are also available.
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Address: 1-20-10 Asakusa, Taito Ward, Tokyo
Access: 3 minute walk from Asakusa Station
Hours: 11:00 AM – 10:30 PM
#6. Ariso Sushi
Located at Haneda International Airport in the international terminal, Ariso Sushi provides authentic Edo style sushi with the convenience of being on a conveyor belt. What makes Ariso Sushi different from the typical kaiten-zushi is that real sushi chefs cook the best ingredients obtained via airways, taking advantage of its location. The high quality toppings include natural blue-fin tuna and sea urchin from Hokkaido.
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Address: 2-6-5 Hanedakuko, Ota Ward, Tokyo
Access: Inside of Haneda International Airport, International Terminal
Hours: 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Website: Ariso Sushi (Japanese)
Photo Credit: Christian Kadluba@flickr
Sushizanmai is the one of the biggest conveyor belt sushi restaurants in Japan. There is 51 restaurants mainly in the Kanto area. It is not expensive, so you can enjoy many kinds of sushi at a reasonable price. This sushi restaurant chain offers sushi making classes. Students learn how to make rolls, nigiri sushi, and how to make sushi rice. There are classes for first timers and classes for people wanting to be professional sushi chefs. Every month there are limited time items.
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Address: 4-11-9 Tsukiji, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
Access: 3 minute walk from Tsukiji Station
Hours: 24 hours
Website: Sushizanmai (Japanese)