It was only a matter of time. As the prices of food and other daily essentials have been going up since April, we’re slowly seeing an increase in restaurant prices, too. Popular conveyor belt sushi chain Sushiro, known for its affordable ¥100 sushi plates, will be increasing the prices of its dishes at outlets nationwide from Saturday October 1.
Sushiro, which currently has over 600 restaurants across Japan, is one of the most popular kaiten sushi joints in the country thanks to its affordable menu which starts at just ¥100 (before tax). The company has announced that the new price revisions are due to a shortage of fishery resources as well as the increased cost of ingredients, logistics and labour.
From October 1, Sushiro restaurants will be categorised as either suburban, semi-urban or urban, with prices reflecting the location category. So far, the company has shared the revised prices for suburban stores as follows:
Yellow plates: ¥110, will go up to ¥120
Red plates: ¥165, will go up to ¥180
Black plates: ¥330, will go up to ¥360
On the bright side, the price increase does not seem to be too drastic. Plus, there are plenty of budget sushi options around Tokyo.
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