In Japan it’s called kaiten-zushi (conveyor belt sushi) or sushi-go-round. In South Korea, it’s known as revolving sushi. It Australia and here in New Zealand, it’s known as a sushi train as the plates of sushi usually go around a track on the back of a train rather than the plates going around a conveyor belt. Our first visit to a sushi train (the Catch Sushi Bar in Wellington, which actually had a conveyor belt) was deemed a very successful visit, and at NZD43 for a family of three it was pretty good value.
You simply pick a plate with some sushi on it. Each plate had two or three pieces, a great way to sample various types of sushi, and each plate was coloured-coloured. We paid a price according to the colour of the plate and number of plates in front of us at the end of our dinner. We stuck with the cheap red-, green-, and blue-coloured plates.The cheapest being $2.80 and the expensive was about $6.30.
Mmmm, that one looks good….