This week we're headed to a new kaiten-sushi place in Queen Anne that rose from the ashes of the not-terribly-missed Genki Sushi.
The size of our group means we'll not actually be at the belt, but you can probably walk over and grab stuff, and you can get things made-to-order. The sushi guys are perfectly pleasant and you can chat them up to ask them about things that aren't rolling around the belt yet. Crazy makimono are refreshingly rare.
We'll probably basically allow people to order on their own since the math is relatively simple with patterns on the serving plates dictating the price, however, they may ask for one check and there may be an automatic gratuity, so I'll help you figure the bill.
Strictly vegetarian items may, as you would expect at a fully Japanese restaurant, be somewhat rare, as the close approximations are generally made with a dashi that is probably (though not necessarily) made with katsuobushi, but if you have what I refer to as the sense of humor required to be a vegetarian in Japan, you'll be just fine.
They'd kind of like us to pre-order, but I'm resisting that just so that people can kind of budget for their own limits; this is not the cheapest kaitenzushi place in town, but it is reasonable and their style is very neta-heavy. They do have a fair amount of non-sushi items from their little kitchen, so if you're looking more for small plates they are an option.
Expect a little bit higher price range than our usual venues, unless you mostly order the cheap stuff. However, it's perfectly feasible to eat for $20-25/person.
Please try to bring cash to make settling the bill easier.
Free parking is available under the QFC. Bus access is easy with many South Lake Union, Fremont and Queen Anne bound routes; 3, 4, 26 and 28 are the most obvious options. You may need to relocate your car if you stay for nijikai; check with the staff at the restaurant to find out how rigid the parking rules are.
I'll probably pre-kai at the New York Pizza place in the same building around 6pm.
Nijikai may be at Jabu's pub, Solo bar or similar nearby location.