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Cheap conveyor belt sushi in Japan: Genki Sushi (元気寿司)

After introducing Uobei (魚べい) to you, I cannot leave out Genki Sushi. Unlike Uobei, it doesn't work with a one price concept, but with different looking plates. The variety is a lot larger, but you are also more likely to walk out with a higher bill than what you first intended to spend than at Uobei or Sushi Ondo that has a similar Genki sushi logo.

The plates with a yellow/orange rim: 108 yen
The plates with a red rim: 183 yen
The plates with a beige rim: 237 yen
The checkered plates: 345 yen
The rectangular plates with swirls print: 486 yen.

You can find the standard menu here and underneath you can find the seasonal, summer 2014 offering.


There are many Genki Sushi stores in Japan, but this store in Shibuya should be the easiest to find for tourists.

Address: 24-8, Udagawa machi (宇田川町24-8), Leisure Plaza Building, Shibuya, Tokyo.

Directions: Leave Shibuya station from exit 6 (top center on map). Locate the famous Starbucks store that overlooks the Shibuya intersection, you might see the Tsutaya sign underneath it better. There is a street right next to it, but you need to take the street farther away from it  (so the second one on the left of the Starbucks store). Keep walking on the right side of the street until you see an Adidas store on your right. Enter the street between the Baskin Robbins and Adidas store. Keep walking until you see First Kitchen on the left corner, and find the Okinawan corner restaurant with a lot of flowery decorations that is across the street and enter the narrow street on the left of it. There, you will find the Genki Sushi (元気寿司) store.


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