Sushi is now a Japanese food appreciated by the entire world. Despite the growing popularity, however, top-ranked sushi restaurants can be quite expensive. Some do not even provide menus with listed prices, making it difficult for unaccustomed guests to dine at ease.
Much more accessible in terms of price, “kaiten-sushi” restaurants sometimes offer two pieces of fresh tuna or other fish for as little as 100 yen. Guests sit at a counter in front of a miniature conveyor belt carrying numerous small dishes. Each dish usually has two pieces of sushi, and diners can select their favorites as they pass by or ask a chef for a particular type. The price is indicated by the color of the dish, and after the meal, the cashier counts the dishes taken to total up the bill.
While most kaiten-sushi restaurants used to have counters only, a number now offer spacious tables. They often serve other food in addition to sushi, from special miso soups to desserts. If you are tempted by the prospect of a kaiten-sushi meal, please speak with Guest Relations for more information.
Recommended Kaiten-sushi shops
Address: 1st flloor of Shinjuku Sunflower bldg., 1-3-1, Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Address: B1 floor of My Shinjuku bldg., 1-10-1 Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Address: 1-25-3 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo