Enjoying some delicious sushi in the Narita International Airport
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

On my way to Taiwan from Vancouver, my mom and I had a 4-hour stopover in Tokyo. We went through customs inspection to exit the secured area of the Terminal 2 just to eat sushi here (click for location details). My cousins discovered this hidden gem in Terminal 2 of the Narita International Airport on one of their stopovers. Here’s a visual guide for finding the restaurant.

Step 1: Find your way to the 4th floor of the main building in Terminal 2. This floor is where all the restaurants and shops are located. If you have just arrived, you must go through customs inspection to exit the secured area of the terminal.

Step 2: Walk towards the southwest side of the floor. When you see this udon shop located near the escalators, you're on the right track. Walk down this hallway, towards the public washrooms.

Step 3: Stop when you see this sushi go-round restaurant (GanSoZushi) and enter! It's located before the washrooms which are at the end of the hallway.

Here's another picture of the sushi restaurant.

Self-serve tea.

Put 1/4 teaspoon of green tea powder (red container) or roasted green tea powder (black container) into your cup.

Hold your cup under water faucet and push it against the black button for hot water.

Now you're ready to eat! You can pick up plates from the rotating conveyor belt or order from their menu. There's also lots of specials of the day, like hamachi (in above picture). You get 2 pieces of nigiri for ¥136 or approximately CAD $1.75! So good and so cheap!

Here's the menu. All plates range from ¥168 - ¥525 (CAD $2 - $7).

Our most expensive plate, premium tuna belly nigiri (toro) at ¥399 ($5) per plate. This was the best piece of toro I've had since eating sushi at Zen in Toronto. The fat is so well distributed that it almost melts in your mouth. I'm definitely having this again on my stopover back to Vancouver!

Sardine nigiri

Seared salmon belly nigiri

Uni nigiri

Fresh sergestid shrimp nigiri

Hamachi nigiri

Kampachi nigiri; very similar to hamachi but with a bit more of a bite.

Our bill for 9 plates (18 pieces of very fresh nigiri) was ¥1,720 including tax and tip, approximately CAD $22. What an excellent meal! Something like this would easily cost double back home in Canada!

And look what I found in one of the shops, percy-pig wannabes! They are a 'hot new item'! Haha!

2 Comments so far...
  • Mashav
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    June 8, 2012
    okay i'm so hungry now, looks like a fun restaurant. I'm trying to get here the matcha powder but it's so expensive, about 8 euro for a small box. I love tokyo. good luck in taiwan!
  • Angela
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    June 7, 2012
    Hamachi for 136yen? Toro for 400yen? Such a deal! やす。。。