The time spent at Akiba had left us hungry. Before we returned to our hotel in Shinagawa, the three of us stopped by Kurazushi, a kaiten-sushi restaurant located just minutes away from the Shinagawa station for some el cheapo dinner. Reza and I would head to this place whenever we were broke.
Let me list five reasons to entice you to give this restaurant a visit:
[heading h=”h4″ font=””]Sushi at a relatively cheaper price[/heading]
Elsewhere in the city, the cheapest and most basic plate of sushi usually starts at ¥100 (and the price gets higher and higher for the juicier ones). At Kurazushi, a large amount of sushi plates – from the basic to the more exotic fishes – are priced at ¥100. I wouldn’t say they’ve got the freshest selection around, but with the price, they’ll do. Anytime better compared to the kaiten sushi back home.
Oh yes, they have an English menu.
[heading h=”h4″ font=””]Plenty of choices[/heading]
Hundreds of different plates are placed on the conveyor belt – anyone would be spoilt for choice. To those who already know what they want, they can order the sushi via the order system above the seats (one person each). I’d always order plates of salmon sushi in advance.
In the picture above, the tray is on the far right.
[heading h=”h4″ font=””]Kept our spaces clean and clear[/heading]
The waiters need not clear our plates after the meal because we’d clear them ourselves. They’ve a system fot clearing plates, too. See, once we’re done with our plates, we’d insert them into the slot located at the front of the seats, as seen in the picture above. So we’re free of messy stacks of plates and get to enjoy new plates of sushi in peace.
[heading h=”h4″ font=””]Free gatcha for every 10 plates[/heading]
Apart from making cleaning more efficient, the plate slot kept track of how many plates we’d eaten and it’s stated on the screen above us. If you’re seated on the family tables, you’d get a chance to win a gatcha (those “tikam” balls you get from the machine when you inserts coins, it’s on top of the shelves above the tables) for every 10 plates.
I don’t care much about the gatcha, but when I got one I gave it to Asna. She was so grateful for it!
To visit Kurazushi, take the East (not West, ignore the map!) exit of the Shinagawa station. Once you’re out of the station and on the road, turn right and just walk straight. There should be tall office buildings on your left. Continue walking until you see the red signboard – that’s the shop!