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A man rides a bike past an advertisement board for sushi restaurant chain Sushiro in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture.

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What impresses me about these places is how thin they can slice the "neta" these days. While cucumber is always a relatively generous addition.

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I love the colors of those sushi pictures, even the junk mail we get from sushi restaurants is very artistic.

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Sushiro is the best of all the kaitenzushi chains. Not as good as a proper sushi restaurant, but better than all the other chains.

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I don't care if its considered the Mc Donalds of sushi, it's a guilty pleasure.

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スシロー is one of popular SUSHI restaurant chain in Japan.

But I usually go to くら寿司 because of slot machine for kids in restaurant. We can play a game per 5dishes.

It's good idea!!

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But I usually go to くら寿司 because of slot machine for kids in restaurant. We can play a game per 5dishes.

I didn't know that. Thanks. Sounds a great way to get kids hooked on pachinko.

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Sushiro is definitely the best.

I once did part-time at Kurazushi for a few months. The peak hours are crazy busy, I never felt more tired than after dinner time in my working life.

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Sushiro is always better for quality, freshness and flavour than Kura or Kappa I have found and it doesn't matter at what time of the day you go. Kura can be quite bad later in the evening when the dinner crowd has died down.

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You guys like this............ I tried way back, but they are CHEAP & the food reflects that, quality is not very good, and there were questionable items on the menu like tilapia that was called something else, nasty!

I could understand if you need to feed a family, me I would rather pay a bit more for much better quality, rather than cheap price & low quality..........

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I could understand if you need to feed a family, me I would rather pay a bit more for much better quality, rather than cheap price & low quality..........

I generally go to proper counter-sushi myself, but for a quick lunch, Sushiro is great.

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Sounds good to me.

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1) Gatten-zushi 2) Sushiro 3) Kura-zushi

Are my top picks. Heck we even got a few Gatten-zushi / Kura-zushi chains in CA. But it doesn't come close to the service and quality you get there in Japan. My main gripe about Kura-zushi is that their wasabi isn't strong enough.

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I personally think the best chain by far is Hamazushi. Excellent quality, and if you go on weekdays 2 slices of sushi are 90 yen. Its a steal.

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I have to admit I am surprised at the praise for these cheap joints, Y90 or Y100sushi.......you'll get what you pay for.

Guess you will probably wash it down with happoshu as well if your adding some booze to the menu...........yuck!

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I personally think the best chain by far is Hamazushi. Excellent quality, and if you go on weekdays 2 slices of sushi are 90 yen. Its a steal.

BS. I went to a Hamazushi once. The counter was so clean. There were noisy kids running around at the booth seating areas. The parents & staff did nothing.

Then I ordered "ikura" and the darn thing only had, literally, 7 tiny salmon eggs with a long slice of cucumber. Everything else was so-so. I'll never go there again.

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I agree with Wc. I find the sushi at hamazushi to be of a lower quality, sometimes with a bad taste to it.

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BS. I went to a Hamazushi once. The counter was so clean.

Oops. I meant the counter was not clean.

Not only is the sushi lower quality, but the slices of raw fish are skimpier than other 100 yen sushi. And its served huge chunks of rice. I had to use my ohashi and cut-off 1/3 of the rice just to proportion the difference of the raw maguro slices

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Never. No thanks

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Is this free advertising, or are G+ getting a brown envelope marked; Sushiro campaign 2016?

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good you both don't like it. we don't have to bump into each other.

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Never. No thanks

ok, pass on to G7 leaders (!)

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Nice bike!

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I've been craving fish a lot lately, and this isn't helping...

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Please bring back the small ramen chicken!!! that's my fave

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These cheap sushi joints are clear evidence of Japan's DECLINE!

When I washed up on these isles beginning of the 90s there is NO WAY Japanese would go to joints like these, fast forward & they are all over the place selling food of questionable quality, if these were oversea restaurants the Sushi Police would be ALL OVER them LOL!!

Hey I am all for choice & see a place for them just don't call it good quality please, its simply NOT, its mediocre at best

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I've been trying, unsuccessfully, to teach my friends here in England the correct pronunciation of sushi; everyone says "soo"-shi. We just don't have that sushi の "su" sound in English, do we? I can't think of any words that have it, can you?

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How about SUsan, SOon, SUper, gotta be lots more.....

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Let me see your Sushiro...

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I've only been going to 100 yen sushi for about 10 years since I had kids, but there has been a noticeable dropoff in quality in that time. Some of the fish is very thin. I was actually quite impressed the first time I went to Sushiro, but its mediocre now, and hardly different to sushi in a high end supermarket. I think even Costco's is better.

In terms of who, what, and why, 100 yen sushi is basically an alternative to "family restaurants" like Gusto. No-one gives you dirty looks if your kids can't sit perfectly still, the food comes really quick before the kids get bored, and kids love playing with the order screen, and the games with the plates at Kura or the food coming on a shinkansen at Kappa. The food arriving on a model train should be a loud enough signal that 100 yen sushi is not meant as a serious dining experience. That's if the gacha gacha toy dispensers at the entrance aren't a big enough giveaway.

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How about SUsan, SOon, SUper, gotta be lots more....

Those are all "soo" sounds. Read my post again. Duh.

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Those are all "soo" sounds. Read my post again. Duh.

When writing Japanese phonetically (using Romaji) "soo" would rhyme with "oh", and so when you say "soo sounds" you should really be saying "suu sounds" so as to avoid confusion. Just a pointer. And if you look at the picture, you can see Sushiro written in Katakana, which is a phonetic language. Drop the "ro" and you have the correct pronunciation of "sushi". That's probably why you've been unsuccessful in teaching a different pronunciation: because it's wrong. But I'm off topic so I'll stop there.

Sounds like Sushiro is quite popular then (barring one commentor, but you can't please everyone), well worth taking a look at. I'd really like to try a proper sushi restaurant some time. I'm not skilled enough to make sushi myself, so if I want to eat it, I'd have to buy the pre-packaged variety from supermarkets. You know, the revolting kind completely devoid of freshness or appeal. If I get the chance, I'll take a look at Gattenzushi and Kurazushi as well. Weigh up the options, the pros and cons and so forth.

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One of the worst sushi chains in Japan.

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One of the worst sushi chains in Japan.

Pretty much all the Japanese people I know who have eaten there have commented that it's better than the rest of the sushi chains. Maybe you just don't know how sushi is supposed to taste.

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@ F S Winters san

I'll try again then: they pronounce すas in "you / flew / too" ( these are English words which I think you will recognise). This is not how sushi is pronounced.

I'm bored with this now. I'm off to the loo.

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I'll try again then: they pronounce すas in "you / flew / too" ( these are English words which I think you will recognise). This is not how sushi is pronounced.

I'm not sure where you are from (accent), but those words all rhyme with the su in sushi.

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We just don't have that sushi の "su" sound in English, do we? I can't think of any words that have it, can you?

Isn't it the 'ə' sound in words like subject, succeed, suck, sudden? Or close, at least?

My computer dictionary says that sushi is pronounced ˈso͞oSHē, but that's not how any Japanese person I know says it. The vowel is not long.

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Just ask a Japanese person to say sushi. Quod est (or, will be) demonstrandum. Maybe.

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It's not a bad sushi chain, but I prefer 梅丘寿司の美登利. Regarding the pronunciation of sushi in English and Japanese, it's pretty much identical. (Su)shi is su like in Susan. You people are overthinking this one I think!

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