Nigiri, Maki, Small Plates, and more.
Kaiten-zushi, literally “rotation sushi” was invented by restaurateur Yoshiaki Shiraishi. Shiraishi was inspired to create a sushi conveyor belt machine after watching beer bottles rattle through a conveyor belt in an Asahi brewery. At a time when Japan was becoming obsessed with efficiency and production technology, Shiraishi opened the first rotating-sushi restaurant in Osaka Japan in 1958. Shiraiashi's concept of fast food sushi took over Japan.
Who we are
Tsubame Rotating Sushi's name was inspired by the Tsubame Shinkansen (Bullet Train) on the Kyushu Line. Tsubame, which translating to "barn swallow" signifies good luck in Japan. Our technology at Tsubame doesn't stop with Shiraishi's invention. Tsubame is equipped with sushi robots that assist our staff in the kitchen, bullet train delivery from table-side tablets and freshness systems that ensure every plate is on the conveyor belt for only a brief period of time via microchip technology. We hope you enjoy the experience at Tsubame as much as you do the meal.