At the conveyor belt sushi restaurant Mori Mori Sushi Shijo-Kawaramachi you get to taste the famed seafood of Japan’s Hokuriku region in Kyoto
This conveyor belt restaurant, located on the 8th floor of the same building as the department store Marui, and as the restaurant chain originates from one of the most famous areas for seafood in Japan, Kanazawa, you can be sure that you’re getting delicious sushi. The restaurant is spacious and the lighting inside it bright, so the sushi you get looks really delectable. The most special thing however about this restaurant is that you can have sushi here that uses seafood from the Hokuriku area of Japan, such as the well-known delicacy of Nodoguro, a black-throated fatty fish that tastes absolutely magical. The fish used at this restaurant comes fresh from the fish market every morning, so the day’s offerings change every day, and this way you also get to try new and exciting sushi.
The rice, vinegar, and soy sauce used at the restaurant all come from the Hokuriku area, so you can see how proud they are of their heritage. Ordering at the restaurant is done through an iPad, and it can be done in English, Korean, and Chinese, so it’s very easy. They even have a Shinkansen train shaped vessel that delivers sushi to your table; sure to be a hit among children! I’m sure you’ll have fun at this sushi restaurant in the middle of Kyoto!
Five pieces of sushi from the Hokuriku area
/ ￥1,350 (+tax)
One of their most popular menu items is this set of five pieces of sushi which use fish from the Hokuriku area, including the renowned rodoguro sea perch. In the picture, you can see shrimp, white shrimp, small water snail, firefly squid, and nodoguro sushi.
Specialty sushi set with Blackthroat Sea perch
/ ￥1,760 (+tax)
Because the catch of the day is different every time, the sushi you get with this specialty set also differs every day. You even get a fragrant crab miso soup and a bowlful of chawanmushi, a kind of savory custard, with it, so the price of this set is very reasonable. This day the set included chutoro (fatty) tuna, mackerel, Japanese horse mackerel, red shrimp, snow crab, Japanese amberjack tekkamaki-roll, miso soup with crab in it, and chawanmushi, altogether 9 different things.
*Note that the sushi in this set change seasonally. . Except for high season this set is only served on weekdays.
/ ￥240 (+tax)
The avocado roll is a sushi rice roll containing salmon, crab stick, and avocado, and is very popular among foreign tourists. The colorful roll also looks very nice!
Deep-fried white shrimp from Toyama Prefecture
/ ￥380 (+tax)
The white shrimp of Toyama Prefecture in the Hokuriku area of Japan are known as the “jewels of Toyama Bay.” The meaty shrimp taste good as they are, but when deep-fried they get crunchy and it’s hard to stop eating them. They go really well with beer too!