Called kaitenzushi in Japanese, this fast food-style sushi is usually something most first visitors include on their list of things to do while in Japan. Believe it or not, the first time I went to one was about three years after I began living here, to a big chain Kappa Sushi restaurant. Besides the little sushi bullet train that comes and delivers your food, I wasn’t too impressed. The taste was mediocre at best, and that’s really saying something because growing up in a family that never ate seafood I still can’t even tell a difference in taste between most kinds of fish.
But the day before Setsubun (Spring Equinox), my husband and I decided to pay a visit to another chain restaurant near our apartment. We both had work on Monday and weren’t planning on eating the now-traditional ehōmaki. Kaitenzushi‘s become a lot more appealing since my first visit; it’s even more convenient now and the dish options are infinitely better.