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How To Eat Kaiten Sushi During A Pandemic?

This is the first time I've eaten sushi after the pandemic hit. Come check it out with me~

Misho

Misho

Published on 29 Jun 2021, 12:00

Wanting to grab a quick dinner and by all fate, we saw Sushiro's signboard.

Sushiro has many branches nationwide and the one that we went this time is the Yurakucho branch in Tokyo. Now let me tell you about my experience while I tempt you with pictures of the sushi I ate.

Fatty Salmon (not too bad)
Fatty Salmon (not too bad)

This Sushiro branch is actually located on the 6th floor inside BIC Camera. The nearest station is Yurakucho Station which is on both the JR Line and Metro Yurakucho Line which makes the place very convenient.

Sushiro has been around for over 30 years and is one of the very popular Kaiten Sushi, which translates to conveyer belt sushi.

It's where sushi are served on plates that goes around the restaurant on a conveyor belt. Customers can pick whatever they like or they can order directly through usually a machine at the table.

Three Types Salmon (the one on the left is the best)
Three Types Salmon (the one on the left is the best)

We thought we were going to be early and there wouldn't be too many people at 5PM but we were so wrong. The queue was crazy. You can actually make a reservation online first but we didn't.

We went to take a number after keying in the number of pax and the seating arrangement. You can pick between the table or counter or whichever.

The tip here is to pick whichever. It will be a lot faster. This is because many people are going for the table seat. If it doesn't matter to you and your friend(s), pick whichever.
Salmon Mozzarella Basil (MUST. eat it together or else it'll be too salty)
Salmon Mozzarella Basil (MUST. eat it together or else it'll be too salty)

Judging by the number of people waiting and the number, we estimated that we would have to wait for an hour or so. So we decided to step out of the shop first and look at other stuff. We were just looking at the next door shop when my friend heard our number being called. This was just 5 minutes later.

What a pleasant surprise!

Inside Sushiro
Inside Sushiro

We got to our seats and were amazed with how much work was put into social distancing the customers. There was a plastic partition between every seat. Every person had their own machine, sauces, green tea and chopsticks.

The only thing that you share is the hot water faucet. The cups and wet tissues on located on the top shelf and you have to stand up to take them.

If whatever on the conveyor belt doesn't tickle your fancy, you can always order through the machine which I highly recommend because it feels cleaner that way too.

If you do take from the conveyor belt, please think thoroughly before you take. Don't pick it up and put it back. You can pick your language and order with a peace of mind. Once done, this will appear.

Order Done!
Order Done!

This translates to thanking you for your order and it'll be served on the special lane above the belt.

Your order has arrived!
Your order has arrived!

Right before it comes, another message will come on the screen to notify you that the item has arrived and telling you to take it. Look up and you will see it!

Here's your order!
Here's your order!

Every now and then there are time limited menus and this time there was a Hokkaido fair. As Hokkaido is very popular for their dairy and seafood, I had to order some of it. And the season for salmon is autumn so I decided to eat EVERYTHING salmon as you can see in the pictures from the beginning.

Limited time menu: Open Ikura
Limited time menu: Open Ikura

This was SO good. You wrap it up and just put the entire thing in your mouth. Even writing this now makes my mouth water.

Zeppin Nama Salmon Torotaku
Zeppin Nama Salmon Torotaku

This is chopped up salmon and a kind of pickle with ikura and onions served on top of shiso. This whole combination was so good. This is also time limited so by the time you see this, hopefully you will be able to eat it next year.

Hokkaido Vanilla Ice-Cream
Hokkaido Vanilla Ice-Cream

For dessert, we went for the Hokkaido Vanilla Ice-Cream. It's quite small so your stomach will definitely have the space for it. It's simple and nice. Not too sweet too. I recommend.

When we wanted to pay, we pressed the button on the machine to call for the staff. Remember not to put your plates back onto the conveyor belt! The staff will count the plates and key into their little machine before giving you this payment card.

You then take this card to the machine to pay for your meal. First you have to scan the barcode and then you can pay by cash or card. The total for my meal was 1144 JPY.

Overall I think it's okay to eat sushi during the pandemic. The staff are nice and the partitioning was well done. You get to eat a few kinds of sushi of your choice at a nice price too. Maybe a 3.5 out of 5?

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Misho

Misho

I love eating and traveling. Always in search for the next good place for food and beautiful views. Come join me on my adventures!

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