Another sushi chain? You ask incredulously, except it's with anticipation and not annoyance because you're Singaporean, and Japanese cuisine is one of our unspoken national foods. The biggest trait that sets Sushiro apart from existing conveyor belt franchises is not just that you have both the general rotating belt and a dedicated one above to serve your orders. It would be the IC chips attached to each plate, tracking popular dishes and preparing them on demand to reduce food waste. But it also removes plates that have traveled 350m on the lane for freshness sake. Because technology.
They said they would be keeping it authentic to its Japanese forerunner, and well, the to-the-centimetre rows, overdose of graphics somehow neatly presented in boxes, and clean wood elements do make you feel like you're back in Japan. The outnumbering of row seats to booth seats especially hones in the corporate lunch hour concept (alongside being politely asked to leave after an hour during peak periods).
Everything. Knock yourself out. Think about it; 600 new dishes are developed here yearly, only 70 make the cut, and you get the final variety of more than 100 to choose from. All categorised into three plate colours and corresponding prices—SGD2.20 reds, SGD3.20 golds, and SGD4.80 blacks. If it's more than what you're expecting from a kaiten sushi place wallet-wise, the likes of a Sea Urchin or Salmon Roe warship pair and Fatty Tuna all under SGD5 each is a pretty good deal.
It has to be this beautiful baby. The Premium Grill Conger Eel may not look as impressive as the Premium Eel, but the texture! That charred top giving way to the surprising sweet bite… that's what you need the conveyor belt for.
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Sushiro is located at Tiong Bahru Plaza #02-118, Singapore 168732.