There are plenty of conveyor belt sushi (kaitenzushi) restaurants in Nagoya, but here are 5 particularly recommended ones.
1. Morimori Sushi Aratamabashi Branch
Morimori Sushi is a conveyor belt sushi chain restaurant that has its main branch in Kanazawa. It's a popular restaurant in Nagoya as well since you can get your full of fresh seafood. While it's slightly expensive for a conveyor belt sushi restaurant, the quality of ingredients is high as well so you get enough bang for your buck. They have a wide variety of ingredients, and one of the most recommended is the nodoguro (blackthroat sea perch; 470 JPY), which is sweet and delicious. There's also the set of 3 types of tuna (470 JPY), and the 3 types of shrimp from the Hokuriku area (700 JPY). The various sets where you can taste different ingredients for reasonable prices are highly recommended.
2. Sushi Kamon
Sushi Kamon is in a great location close to Nagoya Station. It's a conveyor belt sushi restaurant, but instead of being placed on a conveyor belt and rotating around, you order on a touch-panel. Your sushi will arrive at your table within a short amount of time.
They use fresh ingredients from the Nagoya market, and while you can get standard sushi like wild amberjack (280 JPY), ootoro fatty tuna (1,100 JPY), and three kinds of seafood from the North Sea (780 JPY), they also have reasonably priced daily specials using carefully selected products from around the country. This is a recommended restaurant for people that want to leisurely enjoy genuine sushi.
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3. Sushi Ichiba Shou Main Branch
Sushi Ichiba Shou, in front of the Hokubu Market, carries only the freshest ingredients. It's famous for offering voluminous sizes. There are various prices from 130 JPY to 1,240 JPY, and plenty of types of ingredients including seasonal items. Particularly recommended dishes are the grilled conger eel (470 JPY), which is crisp on the outside and soft and juice on the inside, and the jo-maguro tuna (350 JPY).
Their lunches, including a tuna rice bowl and seafood rice bowl, are quite popular but they sell out pretty quickly so if you want to try it make sure to visit early.
4. Sushigoten Arimatsu Branch
This shop uses extremely fresh fish and has many fans of their large amberjack sushi. You can also enjoy original dishes. Their nigirizushi costs around 100 JPY to 800 JPY. Their fresh horse mackerel (450 JPY (incl. tax)) and swordtip squid (360 JPY (incl. tax) as well as their set of 3 seasonal items (500 JPY (incl. tax)) are highly recommended. Their other types of sushi are also varied. You can enjoy their seafood futomaki (360 JPY (incl. tax)) and their mackerel oshizushi (280 JPY (incl. tax)). You'll definitely be satisfied by both the price and the taste at this restaurant.
5. Maguroya Sekitei
Maguroya Sekitei is a conveyor belt sushi restaurant directly managed by a tuna wholesaler. Their menu, mostly focused on tuna, is known for having ingredients so fresh and high-quality that you won't think it's conveyor belt sushi. You can enjoy different types and parts of tuna, and just in nigirizushi alone there are more than 20 types. For people that like tuna, they should consider the ultimate tuna set of 7 (1,458 JPY (incl. tax)) that consists of 7 types of nigirizushi made with different cuts and types of tuna so you can compare them. You can re-order the types you liked. Also, every month, they have a tuna cutting show. If you're lucky, you might be able to watch it!
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Nagoya has plenty of different types of dishes, and there are many high-quality conveyor belt sushi restaurants. Definitely check them out!
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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