12 conveyor belt sushi places in Shinjuku to go to

Fresh and yummy sushi in Japan doesn't always have to burn a hole in our wallets. For yummy sushi at reasonable prices, you should head to conveyor belt sushi places (the fast food version of sushi). This article will take you around Shinjuku for the best conveyor belt sushi restaurants!


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1. Gansozushi, Shinjuku Nishiguchi 

Gansozushi at Shinjuku Nishiguchi is a super popular conveyor belt sushi restaurant in Shinjuku. Their ingredients are gotten fresh every morning from Tsukiji and that probably explains why this store is so popular. Walk into this store and you can feel how passionate the sushi chefs are here, so you'll know that what you're being served is the best of the best. 

1-15-5 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo

2. Numazu kou, Shinjuku Nishiguchi

Numazu Minato at Shinjuku Nishiguchi would proudly claim that they are the most popular conveyor belt sushi restaurant in Shinjuku. If we were to compare their prices here with other places, it is on the higher end but after a bite of their sushi here, you wouldn't mind their prices at all. It is that good and we definitely recommend you to come here for at least a plate or maybe two. 

B2 Flr. MY Shinjuku Bldg., 1-10-1 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo

3. Sakurazushi

The best thing about this place is that it is open till very late at night which makes it perfect for those who have just gone drinking and would like to end the night off with delicious sushi. This conveyor belt sushi restaurant is located at the bustling Kabuki-cho. Well, you don't have to wait till the wee hours in the night to come here. If you are ever in the area during lunch time, come by for some yummy sushi.

1-25-3 Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo

4. Kaisen Misakiko, Shinjuku Eastside Square 

For a slightly modern touch, come over to Kaisen Misakiko at Shinjuku Eastside Square because here you can order what you want to eat with their touch screen order panel and your order will come right away on the conveyor belt. In other words, you don't have to worry about not knowing how to order in Japanese. It's super popular so there might be a long line during lunch time. If you come right after lunch time, you'll be able to find a seat quite easily. 

B1 Flr. Shinjuku Eastside Square, 6-27-30 Shinjuku, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo

5. Kaitenzushiya Hibari, Shinjuku 

Hibari, another conveyor belt sushi restaurant right in the heart of Kabuki-cho has a team of English-speaking staff, so you don't have to worry about language barriers and their plates here are at ¥137, making it a great deal for the freshness that they offer. 

2-36-1 Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo

6. Himawari Sushi, Shinjuku

Himawari is very popular among foreign tourists and depending on the time you head there, you might realize that there are more foreigners there than local patrons. Due to its popularity among foreigners, the staff here are very capable in knowing what you want and how to serve you. The plates here start from ¥150 and the taste is just impeccable. 

1-15-3 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo

7. Oedo, Shinjuku Nishiguchi

Who would have known that a yummy conveyor belt sushi is located right here. If it is your first time here, you would be pleasantly surprised at the size of the serving. Especially their Gunkanmaki that is overflowing with minced tuna that can fill your tummy with just one bite. Yum! 

1st Flr. Shinjuku Sunflower Bldg., 1-3-1 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo

8. Oedo, Shinjuku Eki Mae

As you would have guessed this Oedo store at Shinjuku Eki Mae is of the same chain as the one introduced previously. The one difference that stands between both stores would have to be the lunch don here. You can choose the 7 different types of fish you want served on your lunch don and you'll find the price at ¥600, unbeatable! 

Sawada Daini Bldg., 3-35-5 Shinjuku, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo 

9. Oedo, Shinjuku Minamiguchi

By now you can already guess that this one too belongs to the same Oedo family as number 7 and 8. This Oedo branch stands out from the other two ones because you can have your order taken directly from the sushi chef. Conveyor belt sushi restaurants are fun but nothing beats ordering sushi from the sushi chef directly and have them made directly in front of you. 

1st Flr. Royal Prince Bldg., 3-35-10 Shinjuku, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo

10. Shionzushi

Here their sushi plates are only priced at either ¥100 or ¥200 and you'll love the lively ambience in here. It's super popular and there are always customers as it is just right next to Shinjuku station. You don't have to spend a fortune for yummy sushi at this place and you'll have more than enough change for a glass of beer too! 

3-25 Shinjuku, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo

11. Tenkazushi, Shinokubo

Tenkazushi at Shinokubo is well known for serving the freshest sushi. Here, they have English and Korean menus too, so you don't have to worry about not knowing what you are getting on your plate. If you don't know where to start, you could always ask the staff and they'll suggest the best of the best in the store. 

1-17-10 Hyakunin-cho, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo

12. Heirokuzushi, Tokyo, Shinjuku, Okubo

Nothing beats having lunch at Heirokuzushi. The miso soup here is served free and it really goes well with fresh sushi. You'll come out super satisfied after having dined at this restaurant that never seems to sleep. 

2-20-2 Hyakunin-cho, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo


(Thumbnail image: Emil Olsen/Flickr)

The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.

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