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“Sushi train/a la carte in Oerlikon-Zurich”
Review of Kai Sushi Oerlikon

Kai Sushi Oerlikon
Ranked #424 of 1,944 Restaurants in Zurich
Price range: $25 - $100
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Sushi train/a la carte in Oerlikon-Zurich”
Reviewed April 14, 2012

Location: It is located at Max Bill Platz (New Oerlikon). Perfect for those staying at the Marriott Courtyard. It is only a 5 minute walk from Oerlikon train station.

Interior: Smal, with a few tables to sit. The restaurant is mainly built around a sushi train style. Nice, modern, stylish, clean design.

Service: The overall service is okay but there is one staff member in particular who really stands out for his great service, knowledge of the menu, and charisma. He also prepares amazing drinks. His name is Junior and you are lucky if you happen to go there on a day that he is working.

Food: There is a lack of consistency, especially in regards to the sashimi cut. One day it can be really good and another day it might be not as good. They are very innovative with sushis but sometimes the sushis are too big to be taken with the chopsticks.

Value: There is an option of all you can eat, you just have to be lucky to go on a day that everything is really good, otherwise it is better to go for the A la carte.

We have been there a couple of times and we believe that the lack of consistency might be due to a high staff turnover since we noticed new faces most of the time we have been there.

  • Visited December 2011
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Iwakuni, Japan
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“Service poor and annoying..”
Reviewed February 27, 2012

We were a big group and we had made reservation, but we didn't get a private table, and were sitting at the table with the conveyor belt. As we sat down there were no menu, but only a small sign describing the option "sushi à discrétion", for 59 chf, including miso soup as starter, and the dessert. The waitress came to ask for the drinks, and then it took her the longest time ever to bring the beverages! When one of us asked how did it worked, she said we could eat everything on the belt for 59 chf, or everything on the menu for 78 chf, but then she didn't bring the menu, until we expressly asked for them.
As I am vegetarian I just wanted one dish, and I got some vegi udon with vegetables and soy sauce (they were good), but the waitress was just insisting that we took the 78 chf menu. I was a bit annoyed when the waitresses came and asked if we wanted to try a sake cocktail, or we wanted more wasabi just to charge something more on our bill. They were a bit too pressing. The friends of mine that had the sushi à discrétion, had to ask for variety on the conveyor belt, because there were just 3different kind of nigiri and 2 of maki.. They said it was good by the way, but I was too disappointed with the service, so I don't recommend it! Uh, last but not least, they charged something more on a friend's bill, so remind to double-check the receipt!

  • Visited February 2012
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Zurich, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
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“Very good”
Reviewed January 19, 2012

The Kai is a simple but very good sushi restaurant.
They have the regular sushis on the conveyor belt, if you know something about sushis, they can do practically everything. There are many fusion style sushis, so there is always something new to try out. Fresh ingredients and nice atmosphere.

  • Visited January 2012
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