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Uobei Genki Sushi – futuristic & fun restaurant in Tokyo

Uobei Genki Sushi – futuristic & fun restaurant in Tokyo

Waitress clones serving fast food in dystopian restaurants.

This is the way Cloud Atlas depicted our culinary future.

In Tokyo the future has already arrived.

In Shibuya.

 

 

And it is in fact waitress-less.

Uobei Genki Sushi Futuristic Restaurant Tokyo

 

Location: 2-29-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Uobei Genki Sushi Futuristic Restaurant Tokyo

 

Not real humans but high-tech is delivering food which can be ordered via multi lingual monitor screens – hanging in front of each customer seat.

Uobei Genki Sushi Futuristic Restaurant Tokyo

 

Once you have placed your order, a high-speed tray with room for three dishes runs by on futuristic fast tracks, carrying delicious Sushi (and more).

Uobei Genki Sushi Futuristic Restaurant Tokyo

 

Your sushi arrives.

Uobei Genki Sushi Futuristic Restaurant Tokyo

 

Take your Sushi.

Uobei Genki Sushi Futuristic Restaurant Tokyo

 

Enjoy your Sushi.

Uobei Genki Sushi Futuristic Restaurant Tokyo

Push the blinking smiley button when you are done. The tray will rush back to base (a kitchen with robotic cooks, I would like to think).

Uobei Genki Sushi Futuristic Restaurant Tokyo

 

You can order three dishes at once before repeating the fun.

Uobei Genki Sushi Futuristic Restaurant Tokyo

 

The menu provides soups, various side dishes and deserts.

Save money by drinking hot green tea which is free and can be prepared with a spoonful of macha powder and hot water coming from the hot water tap at your seating place. There is also complimentary fresh ginger, wasabi, soy sauce, chop sticks, napkins, spoons and desert forks.

Uobei Genki Sushi Futuristic Restaurant Tokyo

 

I ordered ‘sea red poke‘ thinking it was going to be some kind of fish, not taking into account Japanese spelling peculiarities. The ‘red poke from the sea‘ was in fact ‘seared pork‘, here in the right corner.

Uobei Genki Sushi Futuristic Restaurant Tokyo

 

Prices are rock bottom cheap, all Sushi dishes are 105 Yen. With no compromise in quality this place is a popular and hip place in Tokyo’s Shibuya.

Uobei Genki Sushi Futuristic Restaurant Tokyo

 

When you first enter you might think you have accidentally landed in one of the numerous Pachinko gaming places.

Uobei Genki Sushi Futuristic Restaurant Tokyo

 

And gaming it is.

Uobei Genki Sushi Futuristic Restaurant Tokyo

 

You can play Japan’s  national game Jankenpon じゃんけんぽん (rock, paper, scissors) against a virtual character on your screen, if you eat for over 1,000 Yen.

Uobei Genki Sushi Futuristic Restaurant Tokyo

 

Gambatte. May the biggest stomach win.

Uobei Genki Sushi Futuristic Restaurant Tokyo

 

You can receive a discount coupon when you win. Tomek’s cousin was so lucky – she picked ‘paper’ and got 10% off her next visit, I lost with ‘stone’ and Tomek’s ‘scissors’ choice wasn’t any better.

Playing Jankenpon in Japan is not just a kid’s game but used daily, solving serious adult and business matters in Japan, as well.

Uobei Genki Sushi Futuristic Restaurant Tokyo

 

I consoled myself with macha cheesecake for desert.

Uobei Genki Sushi Futuristic Restaurant Tokyo

 

All this was about 1,000 Yen.

Uobei Genki Sushi Futuristic Restaurant Tokyo

I think I am going to grab something to eat now… and you?

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