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    Kaiten Sushi (conveyor belt) Bangkok

    Anyone into this way of eating Sushi?

    I think it's a great way to pick EXACTLY what you want, quickly, as well as being able to choose plates of food that you can see, rather than ordering from pictures, or even just text descriptions on a menu.

    How many times have you ordered something that looked great in the picture only to get a sorry looking portion thinly spread over a large plate? Or that juicy looking burger in the picture that arrives looking like an empty bun that someone just sat on!

    I have been looking for places in Bangkok recently, and have only found 2 so far.

    Oishi have some restaurants called Shibushi, but they are more like Thai Sukiyaki (think MK with a conveyor belt), and since they charge an all-u-can-eat Buffet price, the stuff on the conveyor belt is only the cheap stuff (I saw 1 piece of Salmon Sushi the whole night!). You can keep ordering salmon from the waiters, but rather annoying to have to do so, and you end up being made to feel like you eating too much of the good stuff!

    The only decent one I found was underneath CP Tower in Silom (opposite Patpong). The quality of the food was excellent, but again we ended up ordering more from the menu than taking from the conveyor, since they did not put up a very good selection on the conveyor belt.

    I heard of another one in Fortune Town, but not found it yet.

    Anyone have any other suggestions?

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    Those guru-guru sushi places in Thailand leave a lot to be desired.
    The fish is warm and stays on the cycle far too long. They seem to have no sense of customer surge. When the place is packed, stock the trolly. When only a few customers are in, scale back. Although I don't care for shabu-shabu, my wife loves it. I eat fish, she makes soup.

    One up-side is their portions are much easier to scarf down in one bite than those in Japan. Another is price: 170B all you can eat. In Tokyo you pay that much for two or three pieces.

    Avoid the Tokyo-shi in Udon Thani.
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    Thanks for the post but what's Guru-Guru?

    I agree on the portion sizes, when in Japan my mate frowned on my eating in 2 mouthfuls instead of 1!

    Seen any other Kaiten in Bangkok?

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    There's a pretty good one called Kozosushi in the third floor of the Thaniya Center. All you can eat for 250 Baht. Food's not amazing but good for the price and plenty of salmon, tuna, etc. keep coming
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    Quote Originally Posted by dantilley View Post
    There's a pretty good one called Kozosushi in the third floor of the Thaniya Center. All you can eat for 250 Baht. Food's not amazing but good for the price and plenty of salmon, tuna, etc. keep coming
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    Thanks, I might go and check that out today. The other posssibles I've heard of but not confirmed are listed below

    Maybe under Silom Complex at the back? (probably not, sounds like the one under CP Tower)
    MBK at Fuji end, 2nd or 3rd floor?
    Fortune Ground floor, just inside entrance by the MRT?
    Fuji at Fortune? (Don't think Fuji do Kaiten)
    2nd Floor Carrefour Ratchada?

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    Guru-guru: Japanese for round-and-round.

    Fuji at Siam Square (next to the theater) isn't too bad. I loved the katsudon there.

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    we recently went to one of those in the MBK centre

    if you choose where you sit, you can get first choice of what comes out

    we had lots of salmon and tuna sushi, but we did hear some people complaining that there was very little fish to be had. Burp
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    ^ I love Sushi too, but often only make time for the chain places like Zen or Fuji. BTW, I saw a TV special on the massive amounts of bacteria that can be on Sushi that is not kept at a cool enough temperature, so you might be careful with some of those long conveyers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat View Post
    Guru-guru: Japanese for round-and-round.

    Fuji at Siam Square (next to the theater) isn't too bad. I loved the katsudon there.
    so some Fuji's have conveyor belts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyborgx
    I heard of another one in Fortune Town, but not found it yet.
    You didn't look very hard then as it's right next to the entrance (coming from the MRT).

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    ^ the restaurant name is "kobune", methink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyborgx View Post

    so some Fuji's have conveyor belts?
    not any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by cyborgx
    I heard of another one in Fortune Town, but not found it yet.
    You didn't look very hard then as it's right next to the entrance (coming from the MRT).
    Actually I phrased that badly. I have been to Fortune since I heard about it, but went there for something else, and forgot to look for the restaurant.

    Good news there is one, I hope my alcohol induced Altzheimer's doesn't recur next time I'm there....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    we recently went to one of those in the MBK centre

    if you choose where you sit, you can get first choice of what comes out

    we had lots of salmon and tuna sushi, but we did hear some people complaining that there was very little fish to be had. Burp
    Thanks, any idea what it was called and/or what floor it was on?

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    I checked out some of them today, and have this info.

    Found 2 in MBK, both look very clean, and certainly a class above what you'd expect at MBK. Both on the 3rd floor at the Tokyu end.

    Kobune - no covers on the conveyor food, and dishes going round looked more like small meals, rather than the usual 2 pieces of sushi. Looked nice though and will try soon.

    Sushi Tei - food was covered, and looked more like the usual kaiten fare, but nice looking restaurtant and will try soon.

    Also checked out the one in Taniya Centre 3rd floor called Kozosushi. Quite small and very plain decor. at the time I went it was around 8:30pm and the place was empty. I assume the food will be good having to cater to the Japanese clients there, and will checkout the food later when there are more customers and food on the conveyor (think lunchtime would be good)

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