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Japanese, Seafood, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 26 January 2020

Really excellent, fresh conveyor by sushi for budget conscious travelers in Otaru. The restaurant is literally in one of the old canal warehouses and was super user friendly with loads of English available on menus and the staff all spoke quite a bit. I recommend...the miso tempura ramen also. It was very savory. Price of a decent meal for two with about 6 plates of sushi, soup, sake and beer: 4000 yenMore

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 26 January 2020 via mobile

Visited many time over the years and it never disappoints. Very well priced sushi with a great range and vibrant atmosphere.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 30 August 2019 via mobile

I gave it five stars not because the sushi is excellent. I considered it as a very cheap local sushi chain restaurant that provide good quality sushi. You will be surprised that you pay half price or less than you use to pay at your...home town. The taxi driver told me this is the best sushi place for him. If you want to eat likes local people. This is the place. Sometime, I spend USD200-400 for a meal but I still enjoy eating in this casual local restaurant, around USD20. So, I trust me, it won't be bad. It's worth a visit when you want to have a casual sushi meal.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 24 August 2019 via mobile

Staff were so friendly. Even the chef said “enjoy your meal”. At first, we couldn’t find the restaurant. Then realized much later that the entrance was above street level (steps) next to Laox. Parking available below building. Very convenient.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 18 July 2019 via mobile

We were a little surprised with the prices of this kaitensushi place. We heard raving reviews about it. But I’ve been to other kaitensushi places in Tokyo and Kyoto which also had great quality fish but way lower prices. The beer was also pricier than...we expected. And small. We ordered all of our sushi...don’t like to pull fish that’s been sitting on a belt for who knows how long. Pros: we came for a really early dinner hoping to beat the rush. Mission accomplished. We went on a Wednesday at 4pm. Only two other parties. There’s a machine that a lot of busy restaurants have that allows you to sign in for a table. If you do have to wait, there’s a cute souvenir shop right next door with lots of goodies. Ordering is easy here. They have picture menus in English and order forms with your table number on them. They offered all you can drink soft drinks. You help yourself and I think it was less than $4 which is rare to find in Japan. This restaurant is right next to the canal near one of the bridges. Close enough to the JR Otaru Station. We walked to and from. Cons: not that this is bad but we didn’t see the typical call button that most restaurants in Japan have. When more parties came in, we had a harder time getting the waitress over to our in new orders so we started giving them to the sushi chef. Again, we were surprised at the higher price of the sushi here. Maybe because it’s a tourist destination? It was good but we would probably try someplace else next time we are in Otaru.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 17 May 2019 via mobile

Visited here for lunch and found the staff very friendly and accommodating with a menu in English and an explanation on how to order off the sushi belt Found the sushi to be be fresh and tasty with complimentary help yourself green tea Very reasonable...prices tooMore

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 14 February 2019 via mobile

Surprisingly, the few Sushi Train restaurants we have tried in Japan are quite average and no better than one finds in any large city around the world. This place is no different. The venue is nice and one of the larger of this type. The...food is fine, though it gets busy and you will wait on the busier days. Convenient parking next door and only a couple of minutes off the main shopping/walking St on the canal side.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed 18 December 2018

good experience at KANTARO Shishi Shop @ Otaru. food is very nice, and service damn good! food quality good and serve with fresh.

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Their sushi is excellent. The smiling sushi chef was more than happy to attend to everyone’s orders.

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Sushi are of standard quality in Japan, not particularly amazing! Restaurant is very spacious! Location is right behind the canal which is a good stop by lunch or dinner if you want to catch up with the night light up view. There’s a parking right...next to the restaurant (Spend 2000 Yen in the restaurant, a 1- hr free parking coupon will be offered)More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Kantaro, Otaru is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4