The story of Genki Sushi began with the vision of a 24-year-old Japanese sushi chef, Fumio Saito. Saito dreamed of creating a modern sushi restaurant with an unusual feature known as a ‘kaiten’ (literally translated as ‘revolving’). In December 1968, he created the concept of ‘kaiten sushi’ and pioneered the use of a revolving conveyor belt to serve sushi, combining serving traditional sushi with modern technology.
The new concept caught on fast in Japan and appealed widely to the masses. The success of kaiten sushi saw the opening of more outlets in the prefecture of Tochiigi in the Kanto region and mainly in a town called Utsunomiya. Saito’s commitment to serve quality sushi at affordable prices brought sushi within the reach of everyone. Not long after, kaiten sushi became a household name in the Kanto region of Japan.
To bring sushi within the reach of everyone. To introduce this unique Japanese dining experience to the world and to never stop improving and upgrading our skills.