The Conveyor Belt Sushi at Genji


Conveyor system for sushi in a Japanese restaurant in Croydon, England

The video above that you are seeing right now is actually similar to the one in Genji. The restaurant is located in Greenhills and is a must-try for those who haven’t eaten there yet. The plates on the conveyor belt are color coded and each color corresponds to a price. It was my first time to try one and I was pretty amazed of the ingenuity of Yoshiaki Shiraishi, the inventor of the conveyor belt sushi, otherwise known as sushi train [source].

The idea of the conveyor belt sushi was not really a thing of 2000 and above. In fact, the first restaurant with a conveyor belt sushi opened in 1958 at Osaka, Japan. There are only a couple of Japanese restaurants here that are using the said technology. Most likely, it’s all because of reasons like: labor is cheap and maintenance of the conveyor belt is high. In addition to that, it adds also to electric bills.

The good thing about the conveyor belt sushi is that you do not have to order and wait for it. All you have to do is to wait for the sushi that you like. However, if it’s not there, you have to place an order. The only disadvantage that I can see from this is that you may not be able to control the number of plates you’re getting. Thus, you might be surprised with the bill. 😀

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