Foodie love: Sushi going round and round….Kaitzen-zushi!

On our first night in Osaka we wanted to try something we had not done yet in Japan – conveyor belt sushi. Kura Sushi is a chain restaurant which also has a location in Osaka, and according to reviews serve good and relatively cheap sushi. As everything was in Japanese, we had some laughs figuring out the waiting ticket machine, and after a few minutes could sit at our table. Ordering sushi has never been so simple – you order via an electronic screen if you want something specific, or just grab a plate off the conveyor belt!

Sushi @ The Fiery Explorer
Seared salmon

The table has a little tap with hot water, and powdered green tea….I’m happy I had already seen that in a youtube video haha! We ordered most of the sushi from the screen, as it seemed fresher and gave us more time to decide what we felt like trying. I tried various sushi, some of which I still do not know what it exactly was. As most plates are only ¥100 (~1 EUR/USD), you can try many different types of sushi/sashimi without breaking the bank!

The most adventurous sushi I tried were the fingerlings (shown below), Fugu and sea urchin (too bad I forgot to make a photo of that one!).

Sushi @ The Fiery Explorer
I believe this is fingerling sushi (baby fish…)
Sushi @ The Fiery Explorer
Season fish: yellowtail from Kansai region
Sushi @ The Fiery Explorer
Unagi sushi

For every five plates that you return, there is also a chance to win a capsule toy! If you strike out like we did, there are always a few near the exit where you can buy some (guilty!). You can eat at Kura Sushi from €10 onwards, depending on number of plates & if you order drinks. I went a little overboard, so we paid approximately €15 pp, including one ‘special’ drink.

Kura Sushi: 1 Chome-8-23 Shikitsuhigashi, Naniwa-ku, Ōsaka-shi, open daily from 11.00 am – 12.00 pm. Website:

Have you ever tried conveyor belt sushi? Let me know what you thought of it, and what you enjoyed most!




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