When she first mentioned Genki Sushi, my first reaction was, Aren't they dead? Cue flashbacks of sad lunches at Forum Shopping Centre and International Plaza. She sure caught my attention one day when she said, "I think I prefer Genki Sushi to Sushi Tei." I don't want to sound territorial but it seemed like a challenge thrown at my end and I was more than happy to accept it.
The last few times I visited Genki Sushi, it was a tired and insipid conveyor belt chain so a few things stood out to me on a recent visit to their Chinatown Point branch.
Though I have had far less satisfactory iPad experiences at Hai Di Lao and Menya Musashi, Genki Sushi's iPad ordering system was a breeze to use. The only catch is you can only up to four items each time and it is easy to get carried away (like we did) and rack up a bill; that said, I later realised you can check your bill on the iPad too.
Most items on the average conveyor belt are well, less than optimal from a freshness point of view and since our food was mostly made upon order, the freshness was undeniable.
Another sushi that wowed us was the seared fluke fin.
We order a few agemono items that were all freshly made and warm to the touch upon arrival. Plus kewpie makes the world
I won't proclaim Genki Sushi to be better than Sushi Tei as the menu at Sushi Tei offers great variety and a less sterile ambience but this was a great welcome-back visit and I'm happy we have an alternative when it comes to affordable sushi.