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“Disappointed”
Review of Musashi Sushi

Musashi Sushi
Ranked #27 of 12,242 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Sushi
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: City Center
Singapore, Singapore
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

Was excited to try this conveyor belt sushi restaurant located within 4 mins from our hotel as the displays looked awesome - tempting us everytime we jaunted pass it. However when we finally went in for dinner one day, we found the sushi was prepared in a hurried manner and the rice were literally falling apart when we tried picking it up from the plates. Some had torn pieces of fish spread across the rice and although the food tasted fresh enough, we were not sure how long the dish had been circulating on the belt. If you are not into wasabe, look for the special plates or inform the chef to prepare your choice sushi without wasabe.

Staff was polite and helpful and fast to response to requests. Restaurant was always packed while we were there, probably due to the good value and interesting experience if you have not tried eating while food whizzes pass you but I would not go with a high expectation on the food.

Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great kaiten sushi!”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

I really liked this restaurant! It is not the best sushi you will ever eat but nevertheless it is still very nice. The place is super simple but the service was very good. The best thing though, was the price, very cheap! Great place to stop by for a quick, plentiful and cheap lunch, I ended up eating there almost every day of my stay in Kyoto.

  • Visited June 2013
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Jakarta, Indonesia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Cheap but average taste”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

We went out of convenience, as we passed it and had seen the review of it here. However, we found that the the taste is just ordinary. If compared to Midori in Tokyo (shibuya), it's far below in quality and taste. The ebi in musashi is tough, the salmon doesn't melt in your mouth. However, for a quick and cheap sushi, go for it. But don't expect much.

  • Visited June 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
210 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Cheap way to try a lot of different sushi!”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

I read about this sushi place while we were in Kyoto - so we had to try it. It's located in the south end of Kyoto station (across of the Mcdonald's in the station). Each plate has 2 sushi pieces on it and cost 137 Yen (some where more expensive, but will have a price sign). The sushi just rotates on the conveyer belt and you just pick whatever looks interesting to you. Free hot green tea is available on the table, so you can refill it whenever you want. When you're done - just raise your hands and a waiter will come to count the plates. My husband and I finished 18 plates in total and paid less than 2500 Yen. We were so stuffed and full. It's a fun experience and a cheap way to try different kind of fish (a lot of them we've never heared of it or seen on the menu in our regular sushi restaurants in the US).

Tip: make sure to come before the crowd, e.g. come before 5pm, come before noon or after 2pm. It's a popular place for travelers in kyoto station, so be prepared to wait for a seat if you come during rush hour.

  • Visited May 2013
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Venice, Florida
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5 reviews
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“Quick sushi and very reasonable”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

This was my first trip to Kyoto and my brother had mentioned that he wanted to try conveyor belt sushi. He found out about this place from the concierge at our hotel. We had 12 of us so we were afraid we wouldnt be able to get it. when we went in they told us to go upstairs and there were plenty of seats for us. 9 of us sat at the bar and 3 at a booth. The sushi was fresh and when we wanted something special like tempura shrimp they made it immediately. I had 12 plates of sushi and a beer. My wife had 10 plates and a coke. It was very reasonable.

I would definitely recommend this place and someday hope to return.

  • Visited May 2013
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