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“Way better than a sushi train!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Uobei Shibuya Dogenzaka

Uobei Shibuya Dogenzaka
Ranked #9 of 7,493 Restaurants in Shibuya
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Fast food, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
Canberra
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Way better than a sushi train!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014

This is a really fun, cheap, quick and convenient way to eat. Way better than a sushi train because everything is made fresh as you order. The variety of dishes is broad and there's lots to choose from no matter your taste (kids included). Kids and adults alike will love the novelty of the ordering and delivery system! Green tea and water is free, other drinks very reasonably priced. No, the quality of the sushi is not the best you'll find in Tokyo, but it is completely fine. Highly recommended eating experience!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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  • Japanese first
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
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100 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“The future has arrived”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

The sushi quality is OK and it's cheap so if you're looking for a different restaurant experience, than this is a good option if you're in Shibuya.
The way it works is that you sit down at a bar-counter facing three layers of tracks with a touch screen above your head. You place the orders on the touch screen and wait for your sushi to arrive via the track. Once received, you hit a button to return the tray. There are no people involved what-so-ever. The chefs are in some room not visible to the guests. The touch screens are in multiple languages so it's easy for everyone to figure out.
I really enjoyed the novelty of watching the sushi fly-by on the tracks while I waited for my own food to arrive. Felt like I was in the future.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Barney A
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Berlin, Germany
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“This is an exciting new find in Shibuya Tokyo Japan.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2013

Equipped with high tech systems, you get your perfect dinner at this restaurant by conveyor belts. The restaurant serves an amazing range of tasty sushi and desserts at unbelievably affordable prices. If you are new to Japan and are craving a true Japanese sushi train then this is the restaurant to visit. You also have a chance to have a go at several specials available. If you are a foreigner don’t worry about language as English is the language of business here. The restaurant is very clean and very pleasant to spend an evening.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank erik_palmer99
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Tokyo and California
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68 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Fun place but sushi is only so-so”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2013

This is no doubt a fun place to visit--high tech and new. From a local's point of view though, quality of sushi is only so-so to poor. Fish pieces are flesh but very tiny and thin. Rice is too vinegary and has a distinctive feel of machine made. Selection is limited, too. It's just a cheap sushi shop with fun new things to try. I'd probably never go back there.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Shibuyakko
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Toronto, Canada
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136 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“This place is off-the-charts fun.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

There is no better way to spend an evening in Tokyo than to wander around Shibuya and wind up here for dinner. The conveyor belt delivery system is a blast. Tasty sushi, and cheap (I went twice, tough to spend more than ¥1500 p.p.) Lines are not as long as they look.

Try some of the specials, you will see fish that you never see at home. Also make sure to try something with Japanese mayonnaise, which was new to me (and is delicious).

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ensco3
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