genki sushi menu train system

Genki Sushi: Menu + Dining Experience

Irasshaimase! That’s how the staff of Genki Sushi SM Aura greeted us when we dropped in for lunch. It’s been a long time since I’ve dined at a Genki Sushi restaurant so I was excited.

Genki Sushi is an international sushi chain famous for its train system of delivering food to the diners at their tables. It has locations worldwide including Japan, the USA (Hawaii), Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kuwait, Australia, China, Thailand, and Cambodia. In the Philippines, most of its branches are located in Metro Manila.


The Genki Sushi train: Kousoku Express

genki sushi kousoku express food train
Image credit: Instagram/ genkisushiph

The famous contemporary Japanese chain was started in December 1968 by a Japanese sushi chef named Fumio Saito. Genki Sushi in Japan began as a Kaiten (revolving) sushi that merged modern technology with traditional sushi by serving sushi in a revolving conveyor belt.

Thanks to continuous innovations, Genki Sushi is now popular for its Kousoku Train system. This started in Japan in 2008. Diners order via the restaurant’s touchscreen panels/tablets placed at each table and receive their orders via the double rail system.


Genki Sushi Menu (2024)

Salad and Soup

Genki Salad₱ 280
Edamame₱ 120
Miso Soup₱ 120
Kanikama Salad₱ 160
Steamed Egg Custard₱ 170
Salmon Miso Soup₱ 150
Chuka Wakame₱ 180

Sashimi

Yellow Tail Sashimi₱ 420
Salmon Belly Sashimi₱ 350
Northern Shrimp Sashimi₱ 320
Salmon Sashimi₱ 350
Tuna Sashimi₱ 320
Tamago Sashimi₱ 280

Temaki

California Handroll₱ 140
Salmon Handroll₱ 180
Tuna Handroll₱ 150
River Eel Handroll₱ 200
Kanikama Handroll₱ 150
Spicy Salmon Handroll₱ 180
Ebi Tempura Handroll₱ 120

Nigiri

Spam Tamago Nigiri₱ 140
Tempura Shrimp Nigiri₱ 160
Fried Tofu Skin Nigiri₱ 120
Yellow Tail Nigiri₱ 180
Chub Mackerel Nigiri₱ 150
Hana Sushi₱ 240
Norwegian Fresh Salmon Nigiri₱ 150
Salmon Belly Nigiri₱ 150
Fresh Tuna Nigiri₱ 150
Shrimp Nigiri₱ 150
Northern Shrimp Nigiri₱ 150
Squid Nigiri₱ 130
Tamago Nigiri₱ 120
Kanikama Nigiri₱ 140
Salmon Taberu Layu Nigiri₱ 180
Shrimp Taberu Layu Nigiri₱ 150
Squid Taberu Layu Nigiri₱ 150
Tuna Tataki Nigiri₱ 150
Tempura Kanikama Nigiri₱ 150
Fried Gyoza Nigiri₱ 120
Tofu Skin with Tuna and Corn Salad ₱ 120
Tofu Skin with Spicy Salmon Salad₱ 180
Spicy Salmon Salad Inari
Spicy salmon Inari
Tuna Salad Inari
Spicy Tuna Inari
Crab Salad Inari

Gunkan

Lobster Salad Gunkan₱ 220
Corn Gunkan₱ 90
Salmon Roe Gunkan₱ 350
Flying Fish Roe Gunkan₱ 180
Shrimp Roe Gunkan₱ 180
Chuka Wakame Gunkan₱ 120
Spicy Tuna Gunkan₱ 160
Spicy Salmon Gunkan₱ 160
Tuna Salad Gunkan₱ 150
Kanikama Salad Gunkan₱ 120
Fried Chicken Gunkan₱ 120

Trio

Salmon Trio₱ 290
Kanikama Trio₱ 260
Shrimp Trio₱ 260
Gunkan Trio₱ 260
genki sushi noodles

Noodles and Rice

Shoyu Ramen₱ 290
Niku Udon₱ 420
Creamy Seafood Ramen
Garlic Pepper Pork Ramen
Kake Udon₱ 220
Shrimp Tempura Udon₱ 420
Beef Teriyaki Ramen₱ 290
Chirashi Don₱ 580
Gumoku Chahan₱ 220
Yakimeshi Chahan₱ 220
Gyudon₱ 380
Chicken Katsu Don₱ 290
Salmon Teriyaki Don₱ 450
Unadon₱ 480
Chicken Oyako Don₱ 290
Salmon Black Pepper Don₱ 450
Ebi Tempura Don₱ 350
Chicken Teriyaki Don₱ 290
Salmon Oyako Don₱ 650
Black Pepper Beef Don
Pork Katsudon
Spicy Pork Don
Pork Teriyaki Don
Black Pepper Chicken Don₱ 290
Waraji Katsudon
Black Pepper Seafood Don
Black Pepper Pork Don

Makimono

California Roll₱ 200
Kanikama Roll₱ 160
Shrimp Tempura Roll₱ 180
Chicken Teriyaki Roll₱ 180
Genki Roll₱ 220
Lobster Salad Roll₱ 220
Kyuri Unagi Roll₱ 220
Spicy Double Salmon Roll₱ 220
Spicy Tuna Roll₱ 180
Fried Salmon Cheese Roll₱ 210
Crispy Spicy Salmon Roll₱ 200
Salmon Taberu Layu Roll₱ 220
Tempura Tuna Salad Roll₱ 180
Tempura Spam and Tamago Roll₱ 180
Salmon Cucumber Roll₱ 120
Salmon Roll₱ 180
Tuna Roll₱ 160
Tamago Roll₱ 150
Cucumber Roll₱ 90

Seared Nigiri

Seared Salmon Supreme Nigiri₱200
Seared Salmon with Black Pepper Nigiri₱190
Seared Salmon with Pollock Roe Nigiri₱200
Seared Shrimp with Black Pepper Nigiri₱170
Seared Shrimp with Pollock Roe Nigiri₱180
Seared Grilled River Eel Nigiri₱190
Seared Shrimp Garlic Butter Nigiri₱170
Seared Kanikama with Black Pepper Nigiri₱170
Seared Tuna with Black Pepper₱160
Seared Cheese Shrimp₱220
Seared Creamy Garlic Scallops₱250
Seared Premium Japanese Scallops with Pollock Roe₱260
Seared Kanikama with Pollock Roe₱180
Seared Tamago with Black Pepper₱170
Seared Tamago with Pollock Roe₱180
Seared Salmon Skin₱150
Premium Grilled Salmon Belly Nigiri₱290

Side Order

Garlic Butter Corn₱ 180
Cheese Croquette₱ 210
Salmon Croquette₱ 220
Buttered Corn₱ 130
Agedashi Tofu₱ 150
Tuna Balls with Teriyaki Sauce₱ 190
Fried Gyoza₱ 190
Fried Salmon Skin₱ 120
Fried Chicken₱ 170
Shrimp Tempura₱ 350
Vegetable Kakiage₱ 150
Fried Chicken with Pollock Roe₱ 190
Grilled Teriyaki Salmon Head₱ 280
French Fries₱ 120
Chicken Teriyaki Wings₱ 320
Grilled Garlic Butter Salmon Head₱ 280
Cheese Fries₱ 150
Garlic Butter Wings₱ 320
Grilled Salmon Belly₱ 350
French Fries with Pollock Roe₱ 160
Chicken Taberu Layu Wings₱ 320
Chicken Teriyaki Rice Burger
Beef Rice Burger

Dessert

Rare Japanese Cheesecake₱ 180
Strawberry Cheesecake₱ 220
Strawberry Ice Cream₱ 120
Strawberry Burst Ice Cream₱ 150
Mitarashi Dango₱ 180
Hanami Dango₱ 120
Green Tea Ice Cream₱ 120

Genki Sushi SM Aura Dining Experience

genki sushi sm aura

Located on the Lower Ground floor, Genki Sushi SM Aura is usually packed with diners during the weekends. So we visited during the weekday to avoid the crowds. Although there were still a lot of diners, it wasn’t as packed and made for a more peaceful dining experience.

Upon entering, we were immediately ushered to a vacant table and given a menu (on a board) to make reading easier since the font size on the tablet was a bit on the small side. I was planning to order makimono and sashimi but after seeing the dishes in the Promotions section, we went ahead and ordered a Shrimp Tempura Bento and Shrimp Tempura Udon. Both came with free Rare Japanese Cheesecake.

Because we ordered Tempura, it took longer to be delivered than the sushi of other tables. And if you’re ordering the same thing, don’t expect your food to be delivered via the train system. Among our orders, only the Japanese cheesecake was delivered using the Kousoku Express. I didn’t mind that but if you want the train experience, make sure you don’t order the food we had.

As for the food quality, the Tempura was piping hot and freshly cooked. The udon was good but I’m guessing that the “special broth” is more like shoyu. For toppings, it has kamaboko (fish cake), tempura flakes, and leeks.

The Tempura Bento came with a crabstick (Kani) salad, Salmon Nigiri, Tuna Balls with Teriyaki Sauce, and Miso Soup. It was all quite good except for the Nigiri which was quite disappointing because of the rice. It didn’t taste like Japanese sushi rice and crumbled as soon as I lifted it from the plate.

The bill was easy to see and request using the restaurant’s tablet but since my mom has a Senior ID, it took quite a while before our payment was processed.


Genki Sushi dine-in process

genki sushi bento shrimp tempura
  • Order your food via the touchscreen panel/tablet
  • While waiting for your food, you can make your matcha tea using the matcha powder provided and the hot water from the faucet (this is complimentary and unlimited)
  • A sound will signal the arrival of the train with your food
  • Make sure to take the plate only when the train stopped
  • Push the button to return the train to the kitchen after you get your food
  • Check your bill and request your bill using the touchscreen panel/tablet

Genki Sushi Bestsellers

  • Salmon Sashimi
  • California Roll
  • Ebi Tempura Don
  • Hana Sushi
  • Chicken Katsudon
  • Chuka Wakame
  • Grilled Salmon Belly
rare japanese cheesecake genki sushi dessert

Genki Sushi Philippines Locations/Branches:

  • One Ayala (Level 2)
  • BGC Stopover
  • U.P. Town Center
  • Ayala The 30th
  • SM North Edsa
  • SM Aura Premier
  • SM Megamall
  • Ayala Manila Bay
  • SM Baguio
  • SM Mall of Asia
  • SM Grand Central
  • Robinsons Magnolia
  • Gateway Mall 2

Darlene is currently on the road again and traveling full-time after being an expat/overseas Filipino worker in Qatar. She's rediscovering what it means to travel solo and in her 30s while working on her blogs.

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