Shibuya Revisited: Genki Sushi Shibuya Tokyo JapanSunday, May 01, 2016
Eat with Cham at Genki Sushi.
Another reason why I really wanted to go back to Japan was this. Mike and I weren't able to experience a Kaiten Sushi (Sushi train) or sushi that comes in a conveyor belt. Not just that, can you believe that I only ate sushi once during the entire one week trip two years ago? Considering that I love eating sushi, I was really looking forward to taste really good sushi during our recent trip. Good thing my Mama is a fan too so we tried it at one of the most popular Kaiten Sushis in Tokyo, Genki Sushi.
Genki Sushi is a well-known sushi restaurant chain that has many branches in Japan. They even have a branch in the Philippines - that's how popular they are. I believe Genki Sushi became popular because of two main reasons - 1) the price is very reasonable but guaranteed fresh and 2) it offers a one-of-a-kind kaiten sushi that doesn't come in a conveyor belt but a machine operated sushi train.
How to get to Genki Sushi Shibuya
The most convenient location is at Shibuya. It is just a walking distance from the Shibuya station beside other shops and restaurants.
1am - 12mn
|Parents looking for Genki Sushi|
|Photo op with the mini skirt clad ladies|
When we arrived, the place was packed so we have to wait for our turn to be seated. After 10 minutes they were able to give us seats.
|Genki Sushi with lots of waiting customers|
I have to admit, the place was smaller than I expected. Here you won't see individual tables per customer but long connecting tables with individual stations per customer.
|Orientation of tables|
|Long connecting table|
Each station is equipped with a touch-screen monitor where you place your orders, menu posted on the wall, condiments, utensils, tissue and green tea set (matcha powder and hot water)
|My station, everything you need is in your station|
|Menu on the wall|
|Pick your choice|
Steps in Ordering
1. Using the touch-screen monitor, choose your preferred sushi. You can place three orders in one transaction. Don't worry they have an English option (and other languages too). I ordered a plate of Shrimp Tempura Roll, Seafood Rainbow Roll (cheese) and Seafood Rainbow Roll (spicy)
|Ordering food has never been this fun|
|Mama picking for something to order|
2. Wait for your order while they make your sushi in their kitchen. It has three layers of delivery train tracks so the traffic was fast.
|The three sushi train tracks (bottom, middle, top)|
|Don't forget to press this button once you get your orders|
|My seafood rainbow roll in cheese and spicy flavors|
I had a fun time waiting for my orders because of the restaurant's unique feature. You will see sushi plates running every time like a train carriage. It was entertaining to watch!
|It finally arrived- Shrimp Tempura Roll|
The good thing about their sushi is the freshness and taste. You know you're eating fresh raw ingredients and the taste is really good considering how affordable they are. YUM!
|My first two orders|
|Orders are complete|
|My food comes with a complimentary green tea|
|Family enjoying Genki Sushi|
5. Pay at the counter
After you're done eating, you can double check your placed order so you know how much to pay. My bill totaled to Y647 only, now that's cheap!
|Recap of my order|
I would highly recommend you to try dining here. It's entertaining, cheap and delicious :)