The story of Genki Sushi began with the vision of a 24 –year old Japanese sushi chief, Fumio Saito. Saito dreamed of creating a modern sushi restaurant with an unusual feature known as “kaiten sushi” (literally translated as “revolving”)
In December 1968, he created the concept of “kaiten sushi” and pioneered the use of a revolving conveyor belt to serve sushi, combining serving traditional sushi with modern technology.
The new concept caught on fast in Japan. The success of kaiten sushi saw the opening of outlets in the prefecture of Tochigi in the Kanto region and in a town named Utsunomiya.
In 1990 Genki Sushi Co. LTD was established and in 1991, listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. With its dedication to freshness, the company quickly gained public support and successfully expanded further throughout Japan.
As a result, our Company under its trade name, GENKI SUSHI has grown not only in Japan, but also throughout the rest of the world. We are proud to offer a product that is synonymous with Japans unique culture and the principle of “customer comes first”. Since the establishment of our first subsidiary in the United States, our “business model” has expanded into four countries outside of Japan.