Families looking for somewhere fun to bring the kids will welcome the news of Genki Sushi’s first outlet in Myanmar.
The Japanese restaurant chain opened on the third floor of Yangon’s Junction City on Friday, with crowds queuing to taste the menu and enjoy the novel experience.
Customers make their orders on touch screens at each table and are served by model sports cars with space for four dishes. The cars whiz around the restaurant on a two-lane system different from the usual conveyor belt setup that transports sushi around in circles. The thinking is this makes the food fresher and speedier to deliver.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Genki Sushi invited MYANMORE to sample some of the food. Stand outs included the clam-packed miso soup (1,700 kyats) and steamed egg custard (3,000 kyats), which beneath a lid has a filling of mushrooms, chicken, and crab stick.
Thankfully all the beverages and hot dishes are brought by the staff—otherwise diners may find themselves scalded by their orders. (The cars reach fairly high speeds). All reasonably priced, the sushi is made mostly by high-tech machines in the kitchen.
The garlic salmon roll (4,500 kyats) is particularly good, with thick cuts of salmon, a garlic puree and fried garlic on top, and a stuffing of crab stick and cucumber. All the classic picks along with some interesting salads are available and the place has strong Wi-Fi.