You Need to Try These Sushi Dishes at This Famous Conveyor Belt Sushi Restaurant in Japan
These have the approval of both tourists and locals.
SUSHIRO is one of the popular kaitenzushi (conveyor belt sushi) chains with No. 1 sales achievement in Japan. SUSHIRO is also known for its creativity, producing a new style of sushi that not only looks good but also tastes delicious.
We visited their Ueno branch in Tokyo to find out what are the most popular sushi dishes tourists and locals order.
Top 3 Tourist Favorites
Ebi Avocado Sushi
Ebi Avocado Sushi (¥120 tax excluded)
The ebi avocado sushi is a boiled ebi (shrimp) sushi topped with avocado, thinly sliced onions, and a drizzle of mayonnaise. The toppings may overwhelm you at first, but you’ll enjoy the combination of flavors once you dip it in soy sauce and pop the entire sushi in your mouth. You’ll definitely want more.
Ebi-ten Nigiri Sushi
Ebi-ten Nigiri Sushi (¥120 tax excluded)
Are you a sushi newbie? Why not start with this crispy ebi tempura sushi. We recommend that you apply the ama-dare (sweet soy sauce) for a full flavor experience.
Grilled Salmon Cheese with Basil Sauce
Grilled Salmon Cheese with Basil Sauce (¥120 tax excluded)
Salmon is a must-try on the menu. The Salmon Cheese with Basil Sauce is the most popular among foreigners and we’re not surprised why. The blend of cheese, salmon, and basil that melts in the mouth will make you want to order one more round.
In addition, they have ramen bowls as well. Their ramen broth is made from fresh fish and shell, which is a SUSHIRO specialty. The light ramen taste goes well with the sushi.
Top 3 Favorites among Japanese Locals
Unlike foreigners, Japanese locals prefer the classic sushi menu. Here are their top three orders.
Ikura (Salmon Roe) Roll
Ikura Roll Sushi (¥120 tax excluded)
Each roe bursts in your mouth with the ocean’s flavors. The cucumber slices balance out the savory flavors. It is best-consumed whole.
Kanburi/Hamachi (Yellowtail) Sushi
Hamachi Sushi (¥120 tax excluded)
This local favorite is rarely ordered by foreigners, but the luscious white meat sushi is a must-try for its mild flavor wrapped in the perfect amount of oil. SUSHIRO prepares the yellowtail every morning to guarantee freshness in every bite.
Akami-maguro (Tuna red meat) Sushi
Akami-maguro Sushi (¥120 tax excluded)
Using mebachi-maguro (bigeye tuna), this sushi has a strong natural sweetness distinct to tuna. This lean piece of meat is soft despite being low-fat.
Try out these popular sushi dishes from SUSHIRO on your next trip to Japan. They have stores nationwide. But if you happen to be in Tokyo, you can find them at these locations: SUSHIRO Minami-Ikebukuro, SUSHIRO Gotanda, SUSHIRO Ueno, SUSHIRO Omori-ekimae, SUSHIRO Ogikubo, and SUSHIROBIGBOX Takadanobaba.
*The pricing is different depending on the location of shops. The price mentioned in this article applies to SUSHIRO Ueno and other branches in Tokyo as listed above.
(14 March 2019)