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Genki Sushi used to have the reputation of being the worst of the sushi chains in Singapore.  The food was poor in quality and variety was lacking.

But it’s back!  And more fun than ever!

The new Genki outfit uses technology to reduce the manpower needed to run the place.  Customers order their food using a tablet and the food is served on a very cool racing car.  The last time we went the delivery tray was a space shuttle and shinkansen (Japanese bullet train) instead, but I guess they changed it to be in line with the F1 season.

For boys, especially, this is so fun!  The kids were so excited every time the tray came zooming by.  And even more excited when our food stopped at the table.  They took turns to press the return button that sent the tray back into the kitchen.

Using tablets to order our food

Using tablets to order our food

I think it’s a great idea.  Other than needing to make sure the kid’s hands don’t get in the way of the trays, it’s such a fun concept!  And quite practical given the current manpower crunch.

Car delivery right to your table

Race car delivery right to your table

Asher (& Jon) taking our food from the race car

Asher (& Jon) taking our food from the race car

The food quality is better than it used to be while still maintaining reasonable prices.  I like their oyakodon very much as all the rice was moist, just the way I like it.  The Genki sushi Is also pretty good.  The tempura is ok, the chawanmushi is good, the various gunkan sushi we tried were nice too.  And though it’s so unauthentic, I really liked the corn sushi as well! :)  The only bad dish we tried was their sea urchin sushi.  I didn’t taste of the sea as it should, but rather tasted like bad oysters.  I think it could be fresher.

Overall, although I would still rank Ichiban Boshi and Sushi Tae higher than Genki Sushi, I would definitely come back because of the fun factor.

My tip on how to order to make the most of the delivery cars/space shuttle/trains (whichever you get) is to confirm one or two dishes at a go.  By sending many orders, the car tray will ‘drive’ to your table more times!  More fun for the kids!

The other tip if you like oyakodon and have kids is to order the kids size serving.  It’s only $3.80 but not much smaller than the regular serving size.  The main difference is in the amount of rice.  You are only allowed to order than dish if you have children under the age of 12 at your table though.  If you do, it’s a very good value dish to get.  Plus you’ll still have space to soak up all the leftover sushi the kids ordered in their excitement.

The kid's oyakodon

The kid’s oyakodon

Proper powdered green tea, not tea bags!

Proper powdered green tea, not tea bags!

Happy after their meal!

Happy after their meal!

Trying to look grumpy like the Genki Sushi logo

Trying to look grumpy like the Genki Sushi logo

The only downside to the whole experience is that they don’t take reservations (the place isn’t that big) and the queues can be quite long.  So try to get there early!

Genki Sushi is located at:

#03-32, Orchard Central
Tel:  62380900
Hours: Daily 11:30 – 22:00

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