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Genki Sushi has upscale environment

January 30th, 2009 by Miss Kitty

Update:  A special report to the Seattle PI gives us an inside glimpse into Genki Sushi.  The decor of this restaurant is upscale, which is deceptive given that the restaurant is located by the new QFC.  The entrance to Genki is challenging, but definitely worth the effort.

Genki Sushi has opened in Lower Queen Anne at 500 Mercer St. Suite 2B.   This is the newest site for the Hawaii-based chain that brings a base of fans who are already familiar with the restaurant.  This popular sushi chain won’t officially announce its opening until late January, but people have figured out that the restaurant has been open since mid-December. The goal of Genki Sushi is to serve quality sushi at affordable prices.

In 1968 a young Japanese sushi chef had a vision to create a modern sushi restaurant, one that used a unique contraption in the restaurant business – a conveyer belt.  While this style of restaurant has existed in Japan for 40 years, only recently has the concept been introduced here in Seattle.  The conveyer belt is a novelty that makes it more efficient – and certainly more fun – for sushi to be delivered to your table.

 Genki Sushi offers happy hour prices from 3-7 pm and 10 pm to closing with special prices for sushi, sake, beer, and a daily special cocktail.

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