Mixing sushi with modern techA La Carte
July 17, 2022
Story By: Dining Out Team | Photos by: A. CONSILLIO
More than 50 years ago, 24-year-old Japanese sushi chef Fumio Saito had a vision to create a sushi restaurant with an — at the time — unheard of component known as “kaiten sushi” (which translates to “revolving”). In 1968, he established an eatery with a revolving conveyor belt to serve sushi, blending traditional cuisine with modern technology. Fast-forward to now and Genki Sushi boasts locations from Lihue to Hilo, across Japan and on the mainland.
Today, most Genki Sushi locations across the state pay homage to the restaurant’s beginnings and offer a double-rail bullet train sushi delivery configuration for convenient, ultra-fast ordering. As part of the process, diners can place orders via a touch-screen panel found at their table and receive fresh sushi favorites in no time.
The menu comprises everything from side dishes (edamame, miso soup, stuffed mushrooms) to nigiri (eggplant fry, ebi, spicy tuna, hamachi), as well as rolls and bowls.