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Sushi Maru invites you to enjoy our kaiten-zushi dining experience* serving both traditional and creative sushi in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  “Maru” means round or perfection. Our extensive menu features a wide variety of the high quality sushi and sushi rolls, as well as tataki, udon, cooked appetizers and desserts for everyone.  The selection is not limited to sushi…see our menu. We are proud of our professional and exceptionalservice that we extend to each of our guests. Great with kids and beginner sushi eaters; we not only offer a comprehensive sushi menu but also a wide selection of non-sushi/seafood items such as Honey Walnut Shrimp or even Popcorn Chicken.

What is Conveyor Belt Sushi?

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Conveyor belt sushi, (also called sushi-go-round) mainly by foreigners living in Japan, is the popular English translation for Japanese fast-food sushi. In Australia, it is also known as sushi-train (as the sushi goes around a track on a train rather than a conveyor belt.) In South Korea, conveyor belt sushi has become popular and is known as “revolving sushi”. Kaiten-sushi is a sushi restaurant where the plates with the sushi are placed on a rotating conveyor belt that winds through the restaurant and moves past every table and counter seat. Customers may place special orders but most simply pick their selections from a steady stream of fresh sushi moving along the conveyor belt.  The final bill is based on the number and color of plates of the consumed sushi.

*Kaiten-zushi (kaiten sushi offered by conveyor belt) – The most remarkable feature of conveyor belt sushi is the stream of plates winding through the restaurant, typically in a clockwise rotation. The plates are placed on a rotating conveyor belt that winds through the restaurant along side every table and counter seat allowing customers to simply grab their choices from the steady stream of fresh sushi on the belt.

– wikipedia.org/wiki/Conveyor_belt_sushi

History of Sushi:

The origin of sushi is not Japan.  It is said that sushi was introduced into Japan in the 77th century from China.  People began making sushi to preserve fish by fermentation when there were no refrigerators.  Since salt and rice were needed in order to ferment fish, sushi became to be closely related to rice in Japan.  Then, it developed into current sushi which combines fish and rices.

Sushi and Health

Sushi is low in fat and is a very nutritious food.  A typical setting of 7-9 pieces contains about 300-450 calories.  The fish in sushi provides protein and can be a good source of omega-3 fatty acids.  Omega-3 fatty acids are not only a nutritional requirement of humans but also a fatty acid that shows promise in remediation of many ailments from which we suffer for lack of this essential fatty acid in our modern diet, including cardiovascular disease.

Sushi – Sushi Nutrition Facts – Health Benefits of Sushi Health Benefits of Sushi For a person with normal health, sushi has many health benefits. All dishes (excluding eel, and some fusion style sushi) are low in saturated fat and high in protein. There may be a slight load in carbohydrates in thick sushi rolls, but it is negligible for nigiri sushi since they are small in amount. High content of fish oil is the main health factor which promotes a healthy cardiovascular system. The hikarimono, or shiny fishes (mackerel, Spanish mackerel, sardine, Pacific Saury) contain the highest amounts of EPA and DHA omega3 fats. (Ironically they are the least expensive fishes). These fishes are also high in vitamin E which is a powerful antioxidant. Nori contains a great source of minerals found in the ocean and vinegar acts as an important factor in promoting cell metabolism. People who use vinegar frequently (to dress salads, blend with soy sauce, or drink in small amounts (please refer to rice vinegar in choosing the best ingredients) have lower percentages of body fat. Unfortunately, people with type I or II diabetes should stay away from sushi, and stick to sashimi. Individuals with high blood pressure must limit their use of soy sauce (see: how to eat sushi).

– sushiencyclopedia.com

Vegetables are a great source of vitamins.  Seaweed is rich in iodine and rice provides complex carbohydrates.  Wasabi and ginger both ave antibacterial qualities and ginger is widely regarded as aiding digestion and improving circulation.