Friday, May 24, 2013

Genki Sushi @ Chinatown Point

The Japanese are just number one when it comes to mixing innovation, fun and a bit of cuteness. And you can find all of these in Genki Sushi, which returns to Singapore a few months ago with 2 restaurants at Orchard Central, and at the newly revamped Chinatown Point.

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The crowd puller here, is no doubt the Shinkansen delivery system. Unlike in other conveyor belt sushi restaurants where the sushi rotates till god-knows-when, here the food is sent directly to the customer's table using a super high speed moving "tray". It's really cute and fun. But please remember to press the flashing green button to send the "train" or "car" back to the kitchen!

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Unlike other sushi chains, here diners are given one big bottle of instant green tea powder. One small spoonful is more than enough for a big cup of matcha. So do be careful when adding the powder into the cups.

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Grilled corn sushi. The grilled corn was sweet. Quite good.

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Ebi Sushi done in 3 ways.

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At Genki Sushi, there is no need to wave for attention from the service staffs. All tables are given one iPad and you basically send your orders electronically. How efficient and fuss-free is that.

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One of their best sellers - Tempura prawns sushi. The prawns are much bigger than the rice!

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Egg omelette sushi, served in the very cute Hello Kitty plate.

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Roasted squid sushi. We like this too.

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Fried Tofu sushi

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Soft shell crab handroll

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Soft shell crab rolls

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The kids really enjoy seeing the trains moving up and down. But please be careful so that your kids will not "lang-gah" with the trains!

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Diners are encouraged to insert the empty plates into their plate returning system found at every table. There is a surprise for that. which I will reveal later.

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Closer look at the special Hello Kitty plate.

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Shrimp roll sushi

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As I was saying, there will be a surprise if you insert the plates into the plate returning system. After every 8 or 10 plates returned, you will have a chance to play the "jackpot" on the iPad. The jackpot game automatically appears on your iPad after you have fulfilled the number of returned plates. We didn't win anything, but you can win a 10% discount on your meal.

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More food coming from the Shinkansen.

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Crispy vegetable Kariage.

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Crispy breaded prawns, which we think were a bit too oily.

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Desserts came in the F1 racer.

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Red bean ice-cream and Yuzu sorbet.

The prices here are extremely affordable (same range as Sakae Sushi). But the food here is much better than Sakae Sushi. Had a lot of fun here.

Genki Sushi
133 New Bridge Road
Chinatown Point


  1. I heard abt the 'high' speed train delivery. But not about the inserting of the plate in and the jackpot! Interesting concept to cut down on manpower considering the labour cost and labour shortage. Win win situation esp when they are able to pass the savings to consumers!

    I have never tried the Grilled corn sushi before!

  2. I love Genki Sushi! Been there and will go again! And yes i haven't tried the plate clearing machine thingyi yet. Thanks for this post! Check out my review of Genki Sushi too!