Where can one go to enjoy all the sushi Japan has to offer?
Japanese sushi conveyor restaurants are a highlight for me each time I visit Japan. One of the best cures for exhaustion after a long flight to Japan is SUSHI! Luckily for anyone flying into Haneda Airport you can easily access one directly at the airport! The restaurant is called Ariso Sushi. (sushi-go-round)
Your first visit may be overwhelming as these places have a systematic way of working. Which is exactly why I wrote this post and made a video to get you prepared for your FEAST!
YOUR GUIDE TO ENJOY ENDLESS SUSHI!
ORDERING (How To Get Your Sushi!)
To get your sushi, grab a plate off the conveyor belt as it passes. Or order off the menu provided at each table by calling out to the nearest chef behind the counter. The simplest way to order in Japanese is to use the following formula…
(ITEM NAME) + Kudasai. = Item Please. (Example, Negitoro Kudasai.) You can use your fingers to represent numbers of how many to order.
Every table provides you with the following.
- Hot water dispensor for tea (The spout is likely attached to the side of the table near the conveyor.)
- Matcha powder to make green tea (comes with a cute little spoon.)
- Ginger, Soy Sauce, Wasabi.
- Chopsticks and Cups.
Some words of advice.
- Go easy on the matcha… The scooper is small for a reason. Its potent stuff, so start with a little and work your way up as needed.
- Go easy on the wasabi… In Japan most sushi has wasabi on it already. Placed between the fish and rice, you may not need to add anymore!
HOW TO PAY
Payment is very simple, yet sophisticated. Each plate you take remains at your table after eating. Once its time to pay, the waitor or waitress will come around and scan your stack of plates. Each colour or pattern represents a different price. Usually you will find a price guide per plate design on the wall or on the conveyor itself as the sushi comes around.
Enjoy your endless sushi!
Japan, 〒154-0004 Tokyo, Setagaya City, Taishido, 4 Chome−1−1 B1とうきゅう キャロットタワ
If you are in Tokyo you can take the train to Sangenjaya Station. Walk into Carrot Tower and in the basement you will find this wonderful place to eat.