I love the sushi bar at the JR station. There's a wide selection of delicious sushi. It was my first time visiting a sushi bar in Japan. There's free-flow of Japanese green tea at the table (self-service). Wait to be seated and get a cup and put a tea bag and get some hot water from the tap at the table. Soya sauce and ginger pickles are at the table for your consumption too. There's also an English menu.You can request for the particular sushi that you want from the menu, and if it is not available on the conveyor belt, the "chef" in front of you will make one for you. Just take what you fancy.
Many westerners thought that sushi is all about raw fish. Give it a try, cos sushi is not only raw fish. There are some cooked fish as well. And also other ingredient too, not only fish. For example the one I had is duck sushi, which is cooked and delicious. I like the unagi sushi (cooked) too.
Favorite Dish: 1) Duck sushi... yummy, cannot find duck sushi elsewhere. This is a cooked sushi.
2) Sashimi (raw salmon) and wide selection of raw fish sushi. There's also a raw squid and raw prawn sushi which I dare not try.
3) The crab mayonnaise sushi is great too.
Kaitensushi for those that don`t know is sushi that is on small plates & they are placed on a conveyor like belt in front of you. The sushi goes around and around & you choose what you want to eat & you can order sushi as well if you don`t see it going around.
Everything at this kaitensushi restaurant is 100 yen/per plate. The sushi at this place stays fresh as the seat turnover rate is high.
You can`t see the sushi chefs from your seat but you can speak to them through an intercom if you want to order something that you don`t see on the belt.
Favorite Dish: I love the unagi (eel) and sake (salmon). The unagi at this kaitensushi place is not dry like some places.
This is a very popular rotating sushi restaurant with both locals and tourists. All plates are 120Yen and I suggest ordering freshly whenever possible, as it always tastes better than what's on the conveyor belt. When your are done eating, ask them to give you a "kaikei" (bill) and go and pay at the front. At Musashi, they round DOWN the price to the next whole number, eg. 859 yen will be 850yen etc. Nice!
Favorite Dish: 1) "yaki harasu": ginger and deliciously fatty salmon
2) "onion salmon": salmon with raw onion and mayonnaise
3) "maguro no yuke": pieces of raw tuna marinated in soy sauce and sesame seeds, topped with chopped green onions AND a raw quail egg, all wrapped in toasted seaweed!!)
(not pictured: "negi toro": similar to "maguro no yuke" except the tuna is pureed and there is no raw egg)
It's a great new super modern and organized roating sushi place in the heart of Kyoto! When you walk in you write your name on the list and how many people. it's all very well organised and within a minute or two you are called to a seat either along the counter or at a table. Either way just grab whatever takes your fancy as it moves along the converyor belt. EVERY PLATE IS JUST 100 YEN!!!!! The green tea you make yourself and is free, as much as you like. Don't forget to have some wasabi and of course shoyu with your sushi. I went through 6 plates and was full. I think the average for men is about 8 plates.
Favorite Dish: hmm... ikura(those big pink eggs), creamed corn with squid, anything with squid, sweet prawn, prawn and mayo roll.... mmm....
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