22nd Ramadhan

Sep 2, 2010

We had our dinner at Sushiro kaiten-zushi on the 22nd of Ramadhan. Sushiro is one of the many famous conveyor belt sushi restaurants in Japan. At kaiten-zushi (conveyor-belt sushi or sushi-go-round) restaurants, small plates of sushi move past customers’ tables on a conveyor belt, and customers take the ones they want to eat. At a kaiten-zushi restaurant, each plate usually ranges from about ¥100 (RM4.00) to ¥500 (about RM20.00), while in a traditional sushi restaurant you must spend at least ¥1,000 (RM40.00) just for a set menu and much more if you order a la carte.

Touch screen panel for ordering, hot water tab for tea (self service) and the bell on the left is to call the waiter for billing

When you sit down at your table, the first thing to do is pour some tea into your cup and pour a little soy sauce onto the small saucer (for dipping the sushi). The plates going around usually have different patterns depending on the price of the sushi they carry. Once you have taken the sushi plate from the conveyor belt, never ever put it back. It's considered common sense among the Japanese. Even if you later realized that it was not the one you wanted. So, make sure you think carefully before reaching for the plates yeah! Recently at some of these restaurants sushi can be ordered using a touch-screen panel. The bill is calculated at the end by counting the plates stacked up on each table.

Touch screen panel

As well as classic sushi dishes like raw tuna and salmon, many sushi-go-round outlets offer innovative dishes with fish that is grilled or topped with onion and mayonnaise. Some places also offer plates with non-sushi treats like fried chicken, tempura, sashimi, cut fruit, and even slices of cake.

Salmon sushi in different combinations

Yummy, fresh sushi that we had!

Parfait for dessert

Look at the empty plates! Guess how much our dinner cost?


TK said...

Wah Sushi and sashimi! Canggih tul org Jepun . Semua nak touch screen. Berapa agaknya your bill. Scary!!

Nana said...

Ya betul...dan mereka sentiasa update sistem dia. Kalau lama sikit tak datang, terpukang nak belajar camana nak order. :)
Bil hari tu, bagi saya murah. ¥2300jer...which was about RM85.00 for three of us! Lagi murah dari buffet Ramadhan kan?

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