Kaiten Zushi in Asakua 浅草での回転寿司
Conveyor belt Sushi/ Kaiten Zushi = 回転寿司（かいてんずし）
This was by no means the first time I went to a Kaiten Zushi restaurant, they can be one of the cheapest ways to get full in Tokyo so of course we’ve been a fair few times!! But I think I’m yet to blog about any of them so I thought I’d start with the most recent one I went to, which was Ganso Zushi 元祖寿司 in Asakusa.
At the time we just wanted somewhere easy to grab lunch and knowing that Kaiten zushi is perfect for that we went here, but Ganso Zushi actually a Tokyo wide chain, so you wouldn’t have to go all the was to Asakusa for it. It was pretty reasonably priced, with the cheapest plates being 125yen + tax so around 73p….a little different to England’s Yo Sushi prices eh?! And as all the food is prepped and made in house so as you can imagine it tastes pretty fresh and yummy! However in my opinion I’ve been to better kaiten zushi restaurants that are cheaper, with more choice of food and are more of a fun experience, e.g. you have your own screen to choose your dishes from and sometimes it plays little games with you. But I guess this restaurant is the original version of Kaiten zushi, with a chef or two in the centre of the belt to place your requests to rather than a screen, and everyone sitting around one long conveyor belt rather than in booths so you can all choose from the dishes just going round in front of you.
I’ll try and blog about some other Kaiten zushi chains I’ve been to in the near future to show some differences in chains and points I like about them, as they’re one thing I’m definitely going miss when I leave Japan, but before I leave I also want to try eating at a proper sushi restaurant, not to be confused with Kaiten zushi mainly because of the huge price difference, but also because it’s a completely different experience and one I want to try!