Hamazushi – more high-tech and cheap Sushi
May 13th, 2013.
We have had a busy month welcoming and hosting friends and a lot of walking exercise in Tokyo but mainly a lot of fun. It is just us two again from this week on. After tidying up our small house for big money in Setagaya (no regrets) we were ready to fill our stomachs with some Japanese delight.
It’s just three minutes to Sukiya, a cheap and tasty Japanese fast food chain but today we were going to explore our area some more.
As recommended by our super hosts, we found another high-tech Sushi place in Tokyo, called Hamazushi.
Hamazushi is a kaiten-zushi (回転寿司 conveyor-belt) sushi restaurant with a huge selection of 100 yen (¥105 with tax) plates, desserts and drinks. Food quality is Japanese – no need to elaborate.
The only thing I missed was the English language button, which makes futuristic Uobei Genki Sushi my favourite place (until I master Japanese).
Location: 5-29-17, Kyodo – Setagaya-Ku – Tokyo
You typically get a clip board with a number which allocates your seat.
Each place has a touch screen to customise orders but since it was all in Japanese we mainly took from the belt.
The selection is simply splendid.
Deserts are around 200 yen and a great deal.
You can grab ice cream, coffee and deserts or order through your monitor.
You get all the sushi jazz in abundance. Ginger, green tea, wasabi and spices.
There are about five different soy sauces. A very subtle difference for my ignorant tongue.
Making hot tea yourself is so much fun. Get a tiny spoonful of macha powder into your cup and then pour hot water over it. You will have your own hot water tap to do this (over and over again until your husband gets you a beer).
You gotta push the ‘I am over 20 button’ to get alcoholic beverages. Even if you do not look like 20 yet.
We had a lot of green tea, then ordered Asahi (Asahi headquarters have a big poo on the roof) and I totally love Japanese calcium milk drinks. Go for Calpis (if you like Yakult) when you get to Japan!
Of course you can order take away or simply wrap up whatever you like to take home. There are plastic boxes conveniently placed above the conveyor belt for you to get leftovers or the extra sushi home.
I love sushi (and my new Heidi heart sweater) and you?
Coming up next: More on how to survive Tokyo on cheap (but great) food!