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Kaiten/"Conveyor Belt" Sushi in Dallas?

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EatAndExplore Mar 26, 2009 02:13 PM

I've never posted before but I frequently use the excellent Chowhound recommendations and now I need some expert help! I've had good sushi in Dallas (Deep Sushi & Oishii come to mind), but I have yet to find a place that does "Conveyor Belt" sushi, or Kaiten-Sushi as I heard it called when visiting Japan. I've seen it on actual conveyor belts w/ the chefs in the middle, and also in a floating "river" where the sushi came out in little boats.

Has anyone heard of anything similar in Dallas? If so, how expensive is it--I've had some of the best cheap meals ever at conveyor belt sushi places and would love to find one in the Dallas area!! Many thanks!

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  1. air RE: EatAndExplore Mar 26, 2009 07:17 PM

    Genki in the southeast corner of Preston and Belt Line has exactly what you're looking for. It's a buffet, and it costs something like $15 or $16 per person before gratuity/drinks. If you're looking for something in particular and it's not on the conveyor belt, ask the chef to make what you want.

    Oh another thing, the last time I went they mentioned they are cutting back on hours, so I'm pretty sure they aren't open on sundays anymore.

    1. LewisvilleHounder RE: EatAndExplore Mar 27, 2009 12:27 PM

      I was just discussing this last Friday night with Josh at Masami. He and Rio both know where they have this in Dallas. It is a Korean owner who sounds like the restaurant is in Koreatown in NW Dallas (Royal/35 area). I would definitely give them a call and ask for Rio if you are seriously hunting this down.

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        94degrees RE: EatAndExplore Mar 28, 2009 10:57 AM

        Stone Horse at Campbell and Collins in Richardson has this setup. I've never had the sushi there, since the excellent Sushi Sake is in the same area.

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          GreggoKitty RE: EatAndExplore Oct 7, 2009 09:26 AM

          Tokyo no Hana (formerly Sumo Sushi) at Greenville and Walnut Hill has conveyor belt sushi. The lunch special comes with soup, salad, and 5 plates for about $15 (extra plates are $1.50).

          Have eaten there many times and really enjoy it!

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            joanna.mcmaster RE: EatAndExplore Oct 8, 2009 07:00 AM

            I noticed a place on my way to work this morning named Sushi Envy, it's in the new shopping center just south of 121 on Preston on the border of Plano/Frisco. The sign read Conveyer Belt Sushi, haven't tried it, so can't give any info about price or quality.

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              kindofabigdeal RE: joanna.mcmaster Oct 10, 2009 08:58 AM

              bad. I wouldn't go, even if you're just going for the novelty of it.

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                Webra1 RE: joanna.mcmaster Oct 10, 2009 02:38 PM

                Kim Pierce mentions it briefly here:

                http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedconte...

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