Kaiten-zushi: Rotating Sushi Dining Experience in Japan

In the Philippines and other countries, eating sushi in a Japanese restaurant can be expensive. It is the reason why ordering and munching on my favorite Salmon Sushi/Sashimi is always a moment to savour. This small portion costs a fortune so if you want to spoil this moment, better back off!

Kaitenzushi (Rotator Belt Sushi)
Kaitenzushi (Rotator Belt Sushi)

It is the reason why I was a bit worried when Josh and Ada suddenly brought me to a Kaiten-zushi (rotator belt sushi)Β for lunch in Ebina-Shi. The Ilocana in me is whispering that spending too much money for lunch is not practical, but my foodie persona wants to give it a shot. Like hello, you’re in Japan!

The staff greets us in Japanese and we were ushered to a vacant table after giving our name to the front desk. I’m glad that the sushi joint is not when we arrived.

Josh busy with the touchscreen for orders

blushed when I saw the screen where customers can just pick their orders by pressing the pictures! Am I in a video game or is this real life?

“Mica, just press what you want to order in this screen!” Josh said. The photos help non-Japanese speakers to choose. I shyly asked Ada to pick the Salmon Sashimi, but they rarely use the term unlike in the Philippines. I saw the Salmon Sushi so I chose that one.

Then I chose again.

Then another Sushi.

Then I chose a drink.

Then I’m unstoppable! I want everything on that screen!

Order Accepted!

A Japanese lady handed the drinks we ordered since it is not included in the rotation. Being a first-timer, I was overwhelmed with this simple but highly-entertaining sushi place.

The prices of each sushi is detected through the color of the plate. Prices ranges from 90-150 yen per plate. Some plates have 2 sushis!

Who wants to eat this fermented soybean called Natto? I dare you!
Who wants to eat this fermented soybean called Natto? I dare you!

Josh ordered a quirky sushi plate for Ada and I to taste. We didn’t back out. #AZN =))

Customers may also order udon, tamen, tempura, large rice meals, desserts and so on for a higher price.

Dining in Japan is such a joy not only with the quality of food, but with the gimmick that comes with it. A must-try when visiting Japan!

Have you been to a Kaiten-zushi in Japan? How was the experience? Itadakimasu! πŸ˜€


  1. nadia said:

    How fascinating for those of us who haven’t had the experience of this touch-screen method of ordering. But yes, that is so helpful if you’re new to eating sushi or didn’t know the language so you can just tap the screen and select whatever you fancy.

    August 13, 2014
    • Senyorita said:

      It’s truly fascinating how dining in Japan can be entertaining especially for kids. Hope you get to visit soon!

      August 19, 2014
  2. Agness said:

    I’ve tried it when in Tokyo! Absolutely delicious!!

    August 14, 2014
    • Senyorita said:

      Yummeh! πŸ˜€

      August 19, 2014
  3. Hannah said:

    Where is this in Tokyo? πŸ™‚

    January 20, 2015

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