In Japan, You Can Get Raw Meat on Conveyor Belts

You know conveyor belt sushi, right? Little plates of sushi go around on a conveyor belt. Well, it also appears there is conveyor belt meat. Yes, raw meat.

Last month, Japanese website Gigazine visited a conveyor belt meat restaurant called Issoyoubin in Mie Prefecture.

In Japan, You Can Get Raw Meat on Conveyor Belts

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Conveyor belt sushi is called "kaiten zushi" (回転寿司)in Japanese, with "kaiten" meaning "to rotate" or "to revolve."

In Japan, You Can Get Raw Meat on Conveyor Belts

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Like a sushi go-round, plates of raw food are moved around the restaurant via conveyor belt. But these are plates of raw meat to make yakiniku (grilled meat) at your table.

In Japan, You Can Get Raw Meat on Conveyor Belts

In Japan, You Can Get Raw Meat on Conveyor Belts

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Usually, when you eat yakiniku, you order big plates of meat, then grill them at your table, and then dip the grilled meat in sauce and eat. Conveyor belt yakiniku places are very rare in Japan.

In Japan, You Can Get Raw Meat on Conveyor Belts

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There are different plates with different kinds of meat with, yes, different prices. So the cheapest meat is 100 yen (about US$1) a plate, while the most expensive is a gold plate of Matsusaka beef for 1,150 yen ($11).

In Japan, You Can Get Raw Meat on Conveyor Belts

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When you see a plate of meat you want, you just press a button to open the sneezeguard and take the meat. Like so:

These guards also seem to help keep the meat fresh.

While Issoyoubin has been around for a while now, I've never been to a conveyor belt grilled meat restaurant. I should would love to give this one a try.

In Japan, You Can Get Raw Meat on Conveyor Belts

[Photo: Gigazine]

肉やホルモンがレーンを流れてくる「回転焼肉」で満腹になるまで食べまくった [Gigazine]

能迴轉的不只有壽司趴吐之快看肉肉在轉轉呢 [宅宅新聞]

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