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Kaiten Karatoichibazushi

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5-50 Karatocho, Shimonoseki 750-0005, Yamaguchi Prefecture
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+81 83-233-2611
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Coleford, United Kingdom
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266 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is above the fish market and busy - write your name and size of party on the list by the front door and you will be called when a space is available. Sitting at the bar with conveyor belt service of sushi and sashimi being freshly prepared in front of you. Plates are coded to cost, so you... More 

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Shimonoseki, Japan
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882 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 866 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

I chose this place because there were nice comments for this place. I was right! It may be a little pricey compared with the other conveyor-belt sushi restaurants, but the quality compensates it. In fact, I went to this place with my British friend. Both of us enjoyed the variety and the quality. in our final round, we chose blue-fin... More 

Thank tadJapan
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely dinner of sushi in Shimonoseki fish market. It is in the second floor of the fish market building. Staff very nice and they speak a little bit of English. Fast service. Variety of sushi made with fresh fish.

1 Thank Maria C
Royston, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

I lived in Japan for a year and I ate a lot of sushi. In my (humble) opinion, this was the best that I had. The selection and variety of the sushi was second to none and my friends and I always had enjoyable times here. Whilst it's a touch pricier than other places I had tried (mainly in Yamaguchi... More 

1 Thank mitch29685
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

This place is popular, so I recommend getting here early and don't forget to write down your name on the sign in sheet. What can I say? Some of the freshest seafood around. Yes, it's conveyor belt sushi, so it's no Jiro, but the selection is pretty good. Three different kinds or squid, four of shrimp. And of course, plenty... More 

1 Thank Mathew T
Hong Kong, China
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Located on the balcony of the Karato Sea Market, this restaurant makes the perfect lunch spot if you visit on a weekday, when there isn't much going on downstairs. Unbelievable bargain for sushi of this quality. They also serve whale dishes if you're so inclined to try them.

1 Thank cocuye
Delray Beach, Florida
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855 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 503 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2014 via mobile

I ate here based on a Lonely Planet review. I was excited to eat sushi/sashimi from a restaurant above a Japanese fish market. When I arrived for lunch at 12:45 it was packed. There was a 15-20 minute wait. Once seated, I took my place at a long counter where the sushi/sashimi would come around on a revolving conveyor belt... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-50 Karatocho, Shimonoseki 750-0005, Yamaguchi Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chugoku  >  Yamaguchi Prefecture  >  Shimonoseki
  • Phone Number: +81 83-233-2611

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?