July 1, 2019
Delicious, But Affordable! The Best 10 Conveyor Belt Sushi Restaurants In Japan!
One of our traditional dishes, Sushi, has been loved by the locals for decades now. There are a lot of restaurants specialising in sushi, but it might be a little hard to find one that you can visit without any hesitation as many people still associate sushi with a luxury dish. However, conveyor belt sushi costs little. Today, I will introduce the best 10 conveyor belt sushi restaurants in Japan!
Gourmet Kaitenzushi Kantarou
“Kantarou” is one of the best restaurants in a harbour town, Hakodate. There are quite a few chain restaurants in Hokkaido, and Goryokaku Park shop is one of them. Located near Goryokaku, one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Hokkaido itself, Kantarou has a spacious parking place. Inside the restaurant, there are a number of tables including a room with tatami mats which is suitable for groups.
This restaurant has been extremely popular among not only the tourists, but also the locals. The ingredients here are locally grown and fresh. You will also see a wide variety of menus including Japanese fried chicken (Karaage) and sweets. And you can casually talk to the sushi professionals standing just across the conveyor so that you can order whatever you like! Although squid from Hakodate is still the best, the fattiest portion of tuna, salmon, and flounder fin are also nice!
Name: Gourmet Kaitenzushi Kantarou Goryoukaku
Address: 25-17, Goryoukaku Town, Hakodate City, Hokkaido
Access: Drive 7 mins from Goryoukaku Station
Map: map to Gourmet Kaitenzushi Kantarou Goryoukaku
Located 20 minutes away from Niigata Station on foot, “Pia Bandai”, where all the fresh seafood, vegetables and meat come together, is one of the biggest markets along the Sea of Japan. As “Benkei” is located inside the building, you can have the fresh seafood from Sado. Not only the taste is guaranteed, but also the price is quite affordable!
What you must try here – it is rosy seabass (Nodoguro)! It tastes so nice and rich in good fatty acids. The one slightly grilled is also great. Although it might sound a little luxury to have this fish, this is obviously where you must try! Also, yellowtail is what you must go for. It has a mouth melting feeling in good fatty acids, so don’t wait, just try!
Name: Kaitenzushi Benkei Niigata Pia Bandai
Address: Pia Bandai, 2-4, Bandaijima, Chuo Ku, Niigata City, Niigata
Access: Walk 20 minutes from Niigata Station
Map: map to Kaitenzushi Benkei Niigata Pia Bandai
Kanazawa Maimon Sushi
“Kanazawa Maimon Sushi” is a chain sushi-go-round restaurant mainly in Kanazawa, but they offer the authentic sushi. They purchase locally grown ingredients from the producer twice a day, so whenever you visit this restaurant, they are able to serve you with the fresh seafood. Also, the interior looks sophisticated and luxury. However, as it is located quite far from the station, you might need to use a car or taxi.
Literally any seafood, including fatty tuna, rosy seabass, squid, and shrimps, tastes so fresh and nice! Horse mackerel and grilled Noto Beef are great too – and more surprisingly, they offer a wide variety of side menus such as egg custard and tempura. Enjoy the gourmet in Kanazawa!
Name: Kanazawa Maimon Sushi
Address: 3-20-7, Nishishinmachi, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa
Access: Drive 12 mins from Kanazawa Station by car
Map: map to Kanazawa Maimon Sushi
Mawaru Toyama Bay Sushitama
Toyama, where you can get all the fresh seafood, is renowned as “a natural live well”. “Sushitama” offers the fresh seafood with locally grown Koshihikari rice. The restaurant itself is always packed with customers, so you should visit here in the earlier time!
All locally grown seafood, including yellowtail, rosy seabass, firefly squid, white shrimps, minced tuna roll, and grilled conger eels taste amazing. Especially the grilled conger eels have a rich taste and are so soft. The recommended menus are on a blackboard, so check that out!
Name: Mawaru Toyama Bay Sushitama
Address: 5-8, Sakae Town, Kakeo, Toyama City, Toyama
Access: Walk 15 mins from Minami Toyama Station
Map: map to Mawaru Toyama Bay Sushitama
There are quite a few places to try fresh seafood in this harbour town – “Ichiba Sushi”, located in Naka Minato of Ibaraki, has its own space in the yellow building by the sea. The first floor is a sushi-go-round restaurant and the second floor is where you can sit and relax while having the authentic Japanese cuisine. The ingredients are mainly grown in Oarai, or Naka Minato. You can enjoy this fresh seafood here!
You might actually be surprised how big the seafood is when you first visit the restaurant! How big is it? The rice is covered with the fish so that you cannot see the rice! Of course, sushi here is fresh AND affordable! If you are keen on some unusual menus, try splinter fish and red bream! Salmon roe rolls are great too. This is one of the best spots once you are in Japan!
Name: Ichiba Sushi
Address: 21-3, Minato Honcho, Hitachinaka City, Ibaraki
Time: (Weekdays) 10:00-16:30, (Sat/Sun/Pub) 10:00-17:30 (Level 1 only)
Close: New Year’s Day & Irregular
Access: Walk 10 mins from Naka Minato Station
Map: map to Ichiba Sushi
Located just next to the McDonalds at Tabata Station on Yamanote Line, “Moriichi” offers you the unique sushi menus with sushi-go-round style. One of the best attractions of this restaurant, is that you can have those seafood as cheap as 150 yen! Surprised? No matter what you order, all menus including tuna, minced tuna, horse mackerel, young yellowtail, and red sea bream cost just 150 yen.
Although they offer an affordable menu, the taste is real. You simply cannot stop eating! This is a great restaurant to walk in when you are in Tokyo!
Address: 1-21-8, Tabta, Kita Ku, Tokyo
Access: Walk 2 mins from Tabata Station
Map: map to Moriichi
“Kaisen” has an impressive exterior with the blue walls. Located 3 minutes away from Miura Kaigan Station on foot by the sea, the restaurant itself has been loved by the locals. If you are able to walk in the earlier time of the day, there would be more menus available. If you are looking to try fresh seafood in Misaki Peninsula, this is the first place to visit!
Tuna of Misaki, is definitely a must-try! A few parts of tuna are available here, and as for “Tuna Set Meal (Maguro Mankai Set)”, you can enjoy full of tuna from lean meat to minced tuna, grilled, and even fatty parts. It has a mouth melting texture in good fatty acids, and has a great balance with the sushi rice.
Name: Kaitenzushi Kaisen
Address: 3372-18, Kamimiyada, Minamishita Uramachi, Miura City, Kanagawa
Access: Walk 3 mins from Miura Kaigan Station via Keikyu
Map: map to Kaitenzushi Kaisen
“Uoiso” in Shizuoka is a sushi-go-round restaurant on National Route 135. It takes only 5 minutes by taxi from Futo Station. Inside the restaurant has a revolving lane in a U shape with the seats at the counter and the tables.
The restaurant offers locally grown seafood of Izu. As it is in a sushi-go-round style, it does not cost much either AND the ingredients are all fresh. From splinter fish, barracuda, butterfish, garganey, sea bream, to flounder, each seafood is so big – especially the whelk is chewy and nice!
Name: Kaitenzushi Uoiso
Address: 1103-71, Futo, Ito City, Shizuoka
Time: (Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri) 11:00-21:00, (Thu) 11:00-14:30 / 17:00-21:00 (Sat/Sun/Pub) 11:00-21:00
Access: Drive 5 mins from Futo Station
Map: map to Kaitenzushi Uoiso
“Kaitenzushi Takakura” is located on the first floor of Hotel Active right in front of the South exit of Shin Yamaguchi Station. It is actually a good place to kill your time while waiting for train. But don’t underestimate because it is a conveyor belt sushi restaurant! They offer some high quality fish too!
Fish, including garganey, mackerel, and octopus, are all fresh and high quality! Also, try pike conger tempura once you visit here. It also goes well with the soup. And at last, they have a wide variety of craft sake! Check this out if you are a sake lover!
Name: Kaitenzushi Takakura
Address: 1st Floor, Hotel Active, 4-1, Miyuki Town, Ogori, Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi
Time: 11:30-14:00 / 17:00-22:00
Access: Short walk from Shin Yamaguchi Station
Map: map to Kaitenzushi Takakura
Hyoutan no Kaitenzushi
A shopping mall right next to Fukuoka Station, Solaria Stage. Inside the facility, there are a wide variety of cafes and restaurants so that you can enjoy the gourmets of Fukuoka. Of all, “Hyoutan no Kaitenzushi” is one of the most popular restaurants that always has many people lining up. Everyone in Fukuoka should know of this restaurant and they offer fresh seafood from the sea near Fukuoka with an affordable price.
They have an “avalon in a bite size” too – and other menus are also recommended. Once you are in Fukuoka, try mackerel! It is very chewy and nice in good fatty acids. Also, one of the most popular menus at this restaurant is “grilled conger eels”. A collaboration of the sauce and the mouth melting texture is so nice!
Name: Hyoutan no Kaitenzushi
Address: B2F, Solariastage, 2-11-3, Tenjin, Chuo Ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka
Access: Short walk from Fukuoka Station
Map: map to Hyoutan no Kaitenzushi
Enjoy Sushi-Go-Round In Japan!
How was it? Do not underestimate even if the restaurant is in a sushi-go-round style! Any of those restaurants listed here are so popular among the locals. But you know, you can just visit these restaurants whenever you want – even when you just get hungry while taking a walk. Don’t you think that sounds wonderful?