How to Eat Sushi at Sushiro First Time

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Sushiro is a conveyor belt sushi restaurant chain popular for its cheap and delicious food.

Here are some tips to help you eat at Sushiro for the first time.

Where to find Sushiro

Sushiro has more than 500 restaurants across Japan.

For example, you can find the following 38 restaurants in Tokyo.

Need a reservation?

Sushiro is a restaurant with advanced technology, so you can make a reservation with the app. However, this app is not yet available in English.

But don’t worry. You may have to wait a little longer when crowded, but you don’t have to make a reservation.

What about the reception?

When you enter the restaurant, there is a waiting room and a reception computer with a touch panel.

This reception machine is available in English, so enter the following information.

  • Number of adults
  • Number of children aged 5 and under
  • Table or counter seats

Then you just receive the numbered paper and wait for the number to be called. The number is called in Japanese, but the panel shows the next number to be called, so check it.

After you sit down

After you get to your seat, please help yourself.

First, wipe your hands with a wet tissue and take out the chopsticks for the number of people.

Then let’s make green tea. Take out the earthenware cup on the top of the conveyor area and pour just a spoon of green tea powder. Then, pour hot water from the tap provided on the table. Hot water comes out when you press the button with the cup.

If you don’t like green tea, there is a cold water server on the aisle.

How to order

There are two ways to order. You can take the dishes flowing on the conveyor as you like, or you can order by touch panel.

Note! When you take a dish on the conveyor, be careful not to take the dishes on the red container. These are the dishes that others ordered.

I recommend you to order on the touch panel because the dishes on the conveyor may not be fresh.

There is an English version of the touch panel. Just order your favorite menu from here.

The dishes you ordered are delivered in containers labeled with the same color as the table label. You will be notified by the touch panel when the dish is approaching.

When you receive a dish, you receive only the upper dish (without the container). However, dishes such as chawanmushi (Steamed egg custard) are too hot, so you are allowed to take the whole container.

If you don’t know what to order, I recommend the following standard menu.

  • Tuna
  • Shrimp and avocado
  • Salmon
  • Young Yellowtail
  • Boiled Shrimp
  • Red Sea Bream
  • chawanmushi (Steamed egg custard)
  • Ramen

 

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How to eat

There are many manners to eat sushi, but you don’t have to be careful when you eat sushi at Sushiro. If you have difficulty using chopsticks, you can use a fork provided near the cold water server.

As seasonings, there are soy sauce and sweet sauce on the table. This sweet sauce is used only when eating conger eel and eel.

All sushi of Sushiro does not contain wasabi. If you want to add wasabi (わさび), use the green pack on the conveyor. But don’t use wasabi in Japanese Egg Omelet or Ramen. Wasabi goes well with seafood except Salmon Roe.

I also recommend adding salt when you eat tempura. This pack of salt is also flowing on the conveyor.

When you finish eating, pile the dishes on the space of the table.

How to pay

In Sushiro, you don’t have to shout out “Oaiso!” to the staff. Please press the accounting button (bell mark, “お会計ボタン” in Japanese) near the touch panel.

The staff will come immediately to check the number of dishes and leave a card. You can take this card to the cashier at the entrance of the restaurant.

In many cases, Sushiro doesn’t accept electronic money. Please pay in cash or by a credit card (only VISA and MasterCard).

Then, enjoy your meal at Sushiro!

For more information about locations and menu, see the following official website (in English).

https://www.akindo-sushiro.co.jp/en/

How-to movie, PDF guide, and other information is available.

Guidebooks are also useful when traveling in Japan.