Conveyor Belt Sushi
Can any one tell me of any converyor belt sushi places in NYC? I know there's Genki in midtown and read there's one in the Whole Foods on Bowery called Sushiya. Anybody have any recent experiences at either?
I agree. I have been there a few times and the sushi was descent but not great. But it's fun and quick so I don't mind going back. (I would say the quality of their sushi is similar to that at a sushi buffet). It would help if you keep an eye on the chefs as they prepare sushi and place freshly-made plates of sushi on the belt. Those plates would be the freshest available to the customers. I usually look at what's on the belt and take only the fresh stuff. One good thing is that I have seen the chefs throwing out "old" plates that have been on the belt so you won't have to worry about things sitting on the conveyer belt for too long. However, it's always better to get the fresh stuff before the fish and the turn dry.
In addition to their sushi, I think their noodle soup is descent too, if you want something to fill you up. You can order a "mini" udon or soba noodle bowl, which is about $3.50 or $4. I have done that before so I won't keep getting plates and plates of sushi, which could add up the cost. Nontheless, I have never spent more than $30 even if I went very hungry and ate plates after plates of sushi. One thing to avoid is their Chicken Teriyaki. Last time I ordered it, it was not very good... the chicken was very dry and the sauce had little flavor but way too sweet.
Address = 366 3rd Ave ( Btwn 26th & 27th St ) New York, NY
Please note that they do not open until around 1 PM for lunch on weekends. I was there once at 12 Noon and had to eat elsewhere because they weren't open yet.
Hope you will like this place. If you go, please let us know of your thoughts.
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I'm seeing a lot of comments about East on here...in particluar how the sushi isn't quite fresh (because it's been going around on a conveyor). But if you ask, and especially if you're sitting right at the bar, you can get anything you want made to order. I don't know if that kills the conveyor belt experience or not, but it's something to consider.
1. East is really bad; used to love the place, used to go a lot, but really, it's just bad. even if you can order direct from the chef, the whole point is that the sushi on the belt should be so delicious, so intriguing, that it disappears at each round.
2. There is a preview of Sakae Sushi on midtownlunch (http://midtownlunch.com/blog/2008/01/...); seeing as it just opened, it should be really good (or is it the other way around usually?)