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 by 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.
Genki Sushi’s mission is to bring sushi within the reach of everyone, and to introduce this unique Japanese dining experience to the world and to never stop improving and upgrading their skills.
By innovatively automating the ordering/serving process through a fully integrated iPad/iPod Touch system, Genki Sushi offers the freshest sushi with the fastest service using innovations such as:
- Kousoku Express System
The first such fully functional, double deck system of its kind in Manila and outside of Japan, this highly sophisticated serving innovation intelligently delivers food to dinners’ tables in 5 to 10 minutes, without having to wait for the restaurant staff. Shaped like a Shinkansen bullet train or Formula One car travelling on a track above the main conveyor belt, this unique delivery system is programmed to slow down upon reaching a diner’s table and gives out an alert to announce that the food has arrived. Once food is unloaded, diners can press a button to return the train back to the kitchen for the next order.
- Sendo Kanri Sochi (Freshness Management System)
To ensure that only the freshest sushi remain on the conveyor belt system, Genki Sushi utilizes an advanced and fully automated detection system that takes advantage of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to keep track of every sushi plate. Once a plate of sushi has reached its shelf life of one hour, the system is designed to accurately detect it and sound off an alert. At the same time, an automated arm will push the expired plate on to a secondary belt and remove it out of the main conveyor belt. This also ensures that the main belt is not overcrowded.
- iOrder System
Besides a fully integrated iPad/iPod Touch system where every table features an iPad and every wait staff is equipped with an iPod Touch, Genki Sushi also designed the iOrder system to create an immersive digital dining experience. This software is made up of two components: the iMenu for diners, and the iServe for the wait staff. The iMenu is a digital menu on the iPad which allows diners to place orders by tapping on their desired item and the orders sent wirelessly to the kitchen. iServe allows wait staff to keep track of orders, bills, availability of food items and diners’ requests on their iPod Touch.
Genki Sushi has recently opened its Manila flagship branch at the 2nd level of the Bonifacio Stopover Pavilion along 31st St. cor. Rizal Drive in Bonifacio Global City. For reservations, please call—- for reservations.