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“Excellent value for excellent food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Musashi Sushi

Musashi Sushi
440 Ebisucho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-8005, Japan
+81 75-222-0634
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Ranked #66 of 3,577 Restaurants in Kyoto
Cuisines: Sushi
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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“Excellent value for excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

We went to this place twice on a recent 3-day trip to Kyoto because the first time was so good that we had to go again. Its a conveyor belt-style sushi restaurant so you help yourself to whatever happens to be sliding past you, and every dish is 137 yen (unless it says otherwise - more expensive dishes are very clearly marked even for non-Japanese speakers/readers). They have an English menu if you need it so you know what you're about to put in your mouth. The chefs make the sushi in front of you on the inside of the conveyor belt, so you know its fresh, and it's absolutely delicious. I made an absolute pig of myself (15 plates) and it still didn't come to much more than the equivalent of £15, and that includes as much Japanese tea as you want.

I would definitely recommend this place to any sushi-lovers going to Kyoto. There is one branch in Ebisucho, and another in Kyoto Station. They're both great! You wont regret it!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
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“Delicious and cheap”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Great Sushi! every plate cost 137yen and that is a very good deal in my opinion! Big variety and the ones we ate were all delicious, even the roasted duck as a sushi. It looks a little tacky from the outside maybe, but the quality for that price is an excellent deal.
Nice ambience and a convenient location on Kyoto's train station.
http://www.sushinomusashi.com

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Seoul, South Korea
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“best sushi experience i've ever had”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

i'm not exactly a sushi connoisseur, but this has been easily the best sushi i've ever had. the salmon and tuna nigiri really did melt in my mouth (i never really knew what that meant with sushi until i ate here). and everything else i had was amazing in its own way. and it was all rather cheap (not a common thing in japan)! i've been to similar, but not as nice places elsewhere and paid twice as much for a fraction of the quality.

one of the best parts was that it was easy to find and easily set up for foreigners. if you've ever been to a conveyor belt sushi restaurant, it's the same set-up, if you haven't, they have a little english "guide". moreover, there were still far more japanese dining there, most of whom seemed like kyoto-ites. so it felt nothing like a tourist restaurant.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Florence, Italy
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“Great sushi, reasonable prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

All sushi restaurants with conveyor belt are fun for the "gajin", but this shows an excellent quality coupled with moderate prices. Just in the center of Kyoto. At your input, as is often the custom in Japan, you are greeted with friendly cries. Very recommendable.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Nice!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Not all sushi is created equal, even in Japan. This is one of the cheapest restaurants and for that price, this is really high quality running sushi. You can experiment without getting rid of those nice banknotes from your wallet. Definitely recommend for casual dining.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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