Conveyor Belt Sushi 回転寿司 restaurants are great for those who do not like to wait for their food.

Just keep a lookout of the items on the rotating conveyor belt, take your preferred items, and pay later – depending on which coloured plates you take.

Generally restaurants use RFID magnetic tags embedded beneath each sushi plate, in which there is a centralised system which would remove “expired plates” – so you do not have to worry about freshness issues.

Here are some of the Conveyor Belt Sushi restaurants you can find in Singapore:

350 Orchard Rd, #03-K1/K2 Shaw House, Singapore 238868
Opening Hours: 11am – 8:30pm (Mon – Sun)

As a leading chain in the Japanese kaiten sushi industry, SUSHIRO is known for its value-for-money sushi and Japanese dishes – with over 100 varieties of them.

Currently SUSHIRO has 8 restaurants outlets in Singapore, including Tiong Bahru Plaza, Isetan Scotts, Causeway Point, Bedok Mall, Waterway Point, Suntec City, Lot One, and Parkway Parade.

There are also takeaways for you to have sushi-on-the-go, with two SUSHIRO Petit concepts at Great World and Wisma Atria.

Check out the limited Marinated Uni Wrap ($3.80). Known as the butter of the sea, uni (sea urchin) at this price is a steal. What you get is marinated uni of placed on a bed of sushi rice with a nori piece underneath.

You can wrap the nori around the rice and uni to enjoy the different textures in one mouthful – creamy uni, crispy seaweed and fluffy Japanese rice all at once.

Read more at: SUSHIRO (Orchard Road)

Sushi Express
The Seletar Mall #02-K4/K5, 33 Sengkang West Ave, Singapore 797653
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm Last order 9:30pm (Mon – Sun)

Sushi Express is one of Singapore’s most popular conveyor belt sushi restaurants, for those looking for both variety and inexpensive pricing.

There are more than 80 different sushi and items to choose from, priced from $1.50++ per plate. Take the plates straight from the rotating belt, or pick from their menu.

From Cheese Abalone, Grilled Eel, Arctic Surf Clam, Grilled Salmon Belly, Aburi Salmon, Crayfish Salad Gunkan, Cheese Masago, to Seasoned Octopus and Mackerel Salad, there is probably something for everyone.

The best-sellers include Fried Salmon Flake, Salmon Sashimi, Seasoned Capelin Roe, Jumbo Salmon Belly, and Grilled Shrimp with Sea Urchin.

Go for the Caramelised Salmon which features a large piece of fresh salmon, topped with sweet mayo then torched. Sink your teeth in the fresh fish meat while indulging in the charred aroma of the caramelised exterior.

The other recommend choice is the Hana Maki, which has creamy tasting salmon slices wrapped around sushi rice and topped with generous sprinkling of tobiko.

Genki Sushi
9 Bishan Place, #01-22/30, Junction 8, Singapore 579837
Opening hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

With a total of a number of outlets across Singapore, Genki Sushi is a familiar name to many – a popular Japanese sushi chain brand that offers affordable sushi.

There are branches at Orchard Central (#04-30), Chinatown Point (#B1-14), Bugis+ (#01-13), Waterway Point (#02-23), Ngee Ann City (#B2-25), Junction 8 (#01-22/30), Westgate (#03-05), Tampines Mall (#03-26/27), Suntec City (#02-456), City Square Mall (#02-37), Plaza Singapura (#06-05), Hillion Mall (#01-14), NEX (#04-21), VivoCity (#02-65), Northpoint City (#02-52), Compass One (#01-12), Jurong Point (#01-35), and United Square (#B1-07). So many.

They are also known to be the first brand outside Japan to adopt the “Kousoku Express” train system designed after the Japanese Shinkasen bullet trains, fresh sushi pieces are delivered straight from the kitchen in a swift, quiet, cool and interesting manner.

You can order anything, from sushi, sashimi, soups to cooked dishes using Genki Sushi’s Kousoku Express system. It would be delivered via a “Shinkansen bullet train”.

One of their popular series is the Dai Man Zoku (大満足) implying “maximum satisfaction”, which is unique to Genki Sushi,

Variety includes Aburi Hamachi Yuzu, Thin-Cut Salmon Teriyaki, Akaebi Garlic Butter, Salmon Belly, Hamachi (yellowtail), Kajiki (swordfish belly), Sukiyaki Beef, Salmon Belly Black Pepper, Unagi Cheese, to Jumbo Ebi Fry.

Sushi Plus
Bugis Junction #02-53, 200 Victoria Street, Singapore 188021
Opening Hours: 11am – 9:30pm (Mon – Sun)

Located at Bugis Junction Level 2, “Sushi Plus” offers a variety of sushi PLUS a lot more… from sashimi, donburi, udon, fried food items to kushi (grilled skewers).

Some special things to look out for include Sea Urchin Cream Croquette (yes, Uni!), Cheese Massago with Tamagoyaki, Jumbo Caramelised Salmon, to Seared Beef Sushi.

Prices remain affordable, starting from $1.50 per plate.

The recommended is the Jumbo Caramelised Salmon ($2.50 per piece) which features a large piece of fresh salmon, topped with sweet mayo then torched.

Or get the Seared Beef Sushi ($3.00) which gives you a pair of thin sliced beef strips resting on some sushi rice. The quick sear on the meat results in a savoury grilled taste.

Ichiban Sushi
AMK Hub #02-01, 53 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, Singapore 569933
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10pm (Mon – Fri), 11am – 10pm (Sat – Sun)

Ichiban Sushi offers an attractive combination of price and quality, with a wide range of sushi and sashimi value-for-money set meals.

In terms of their Sushi Nigiri, recommended choices are the Twin Maguro ($4.20), Salmon Belly Mentai Yaki ($4.20), Aburi Beef ($6), to Unagi Sandwich ($4.20).

For their Sushi Makimono category, there are colourful selections of Spicy Tuna Mayo Roll ($2.40), The Peak ($2.90), Salmon Maru ($6), to Crispy Dory Maki ($2.90).

If you want to pick something off their sushi belt, order the Mango Ebi Roll ($13.90). This seafood roll gets a fruity upgrade with the addition of fresh, ripe chunks of mangoes. Rolled inside are strips of soft egg omelette and crunchy cucumbers.

Each slice comes topped with prawn, flying fish roe, spring onions and salted kelp. Served with mango mayo for a creamy, tropical flavour.

(Note: Ichiban Sushi is currently not serving sushi off the belt, but will resume the service at selected outlets soon.)

1 Jurong West Central 2, B1-47/48 Shopping Centre, Jurong Point, Singapore 648886
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

Sushi-GO is a fuss-free quick service restaurant found within &JOY Dining Hall at Jurong Point with food delivered to diners’ table on mini conveyor trains which adds the fun element.

The restaurant serves up a more than 130 items priced from $1.80, from sushi pieces such as nigiri, gunkan, maki, to sashimi, appetisers, rice, noodles, desserts and drink.

For something slightly unconventional, head for the “GO-Series”. Its star “GO” items include Salmon Mentai-GO ($3.80), Spicy Salmon-GO ($3.80), Unagi-GO ($3.80), Lobster Salad-GO ($3.80), Salmon-GO ($3.20), and Ebi-GO ($3.20).

My favourite was the Salmon Mentai-GO ($3.80), with toppings of topped salmon pieces in a creamy and spicy rod roe sauce that could be very addictive.

For salmon lovers, the Salmon-GO ($3.20) should fulfil your cravings with three types of salmon sushi – salmon, mentai mayo salmon and cheese salmon – the later two slightly aburi-ed for some smokiness.

Chojiro Osaka Sushi Restaurant
23 Church St, Capital Square, Singapore 049481
Opening Hours: 11am – 3pm, 5pm – 10:30pm (Mon – Fri), 3pm – 10:30pm (Sat), Closed Sun

Popular Japanese conveyor sushi chain Chojiro which originated from Osaka some 18 years ago and with 60 outlets within Japan, has a Singapore restaurant within GOCHI at Capital Square. (GOCHI is a Japanese food hall of sorts, with six food concepts in one place.)

To ensure the same quality and freshness as Japan, the fish and seafood served at Chojiro are flown in from Japan daily.

There are more than 60 types of sushi items offered, and apparently the sushi stay on the moving train no more than 20 minutes to maintain the freshness.

Nigiri Sushi available include Maguro Avocado, Aburi Shime Saba, Salmon Nigiri, Oyako Salmon, Salmon Mentai Mayo, Salmon Avocado, Ebi, Ika, Ika Mentai Mayo, Tamago, Aburi Anago, to Unagi. Its signature item is the Natural Blue Fin tuna which is prepared in sashimi, sushi roll and nigiri style.

Besides a wide selection of sushis, Chojiro also serves comforting Japanese fare such as grilled amberjack and mackerel, crispy tempura, cold side dishes and hot miso soups.

Sakae Sushi
28 Boon Lay Way, Tradehub 21 #01-175/176 Singapore 609971
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 9:30pm (Mon – Thurs), 11:30am – 10pm (Fri – Sun)

The very mention of Sakae Sushi may bring back memories of those who grew up in a certain era, where it was a popular hangout place for inexpensive sushi. They even had a Sushi Buffet before (think it was at Orchard Cineleisure?).

Sakae Sushi is known to be one of the first in Singapore to set up the kaiten conveyor belt sushi system way back in 1997. Their name “Sakae” actually means “growth”, hence the leaping frog mascot.

They are known for the kaitenzushi process in which sushi plates are rotating on a conveyor belt that has been placed alongside a counter where customers are seated, and the coloured plates correspond to certain pricing.

On the belt, you can find nigiri sushi, gunkan, sashimi, to many side dishes from miso soup, edamame, to chawanmushi.

Items range from Salmon Aburi Sushi, Tamago Mentai Aburi, Ebiko Inari Sushi, Lobster Salad Inari, to Smoked Duck Gunkan.

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