Shibuya Revisited: Genki Sushi Shibuya Tokyo Japan

Sunday, 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.

Opening Hours
1am - 12mn

Parents looking for Genki Sushi
Photo op with the mini skirt clad ladies
I-found-it pose
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)

Touch-screen monitor
They have tons of choices
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)
3. You will know when your order arrives as it will stop directly at your station and a button will light up. You should press the lighted button when you pick up your plate so the carriage will return to the kitchen pronto.

Don't forget to press this button once you get your orders
The carriage can deliver three orders at once although in my case my two orders were delivered first. I waited for around 7 minutes for my Shrimp Tempura Roll to arrive.

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
4. Eat
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 :)

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