I love sushi. It’s so delicious. So, when a local Hanaya Yohei restaurant closed, I was happy to find out that it was being replaced by Hamazushi, which is owned by the same company. Hamazushi is a kaitenzushi (or conveyor belt sushi) restaurant. They are very cheap, only 105 yen each. We often eat at Sushiro, but Hamazushi is closer to the station, so easy to go to on our way home if we walk. It’s opening next month! I can’t wait!
In Japan, there are many sushi restaurants. You can find expensive, high quality sushi, and you can find more affordable sushi that is still quite tasty. One popular kind of sushi restaurant is called kaitenzushi, or conveyor belt sushi. At these restaurants, a sushi chef makes sushi and places it on a conveyor belt that goes around the entire restaurant. You just take what you want and keep the plate. You can special order sushi, as well. When you’re finished, they tally up the overall price by looking at the plates.
There’s a very popular kaitenzushi restaurant called Kurazushi. At this restaurant, the sushi isn’t made by a chef, but is made with the assistance of machines. It’s very cheap! Only ¥100 per plate. I went there a couple weeks ago. It’s not bad, and I’d go there again. I took these pictures at Kurazushi.
On the left is roast beef sushi, and on the right is salmon sushi.
On this screen, you can make special orders, including drinks, desserts and sushi.
Here's some sushi going down the conveyor belt.
Have you ever tried kaitenzushi or Kurazushi?
This was submitted to this week’s very successful “Show Me Japan” at Budget Trouble.