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#B1-23 Citylink Mall 1 Raffles Link Singapore 039393
 
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Sushi Express is a Taiwanese conveyer sushi belt concept located at CityLink Mall.

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Opening Hours:
11:00 - 21:30 daily
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Casual
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< $10
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Food / Beverage: 
 
3.3  (8)
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2.5  (7)
Service: 
 
3.2  (7)
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3.6  (8)
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3.1  (11)
What a crowd! There was a long snaking queue during a Saturday afternoon and my stomach was rumbling. We waited 20 minutes to try the conveyor belt sushi. My friend and I each took 15 plates of sushi, fresh prawns, salmon sashimi, pudding, cake and 2 miso soups.

The miso soup was special and came with chunks of salmon. The sushi tasted OK but I had to wait very long as the conveyor belt carried same types of sushi many times. We left the outlet quite satisfied and with a free packet of pudding.

The quality of sushi is not bad, but please skip the desserts, it's not worth it.
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50%
Fussy Cat Reviewed by Fussy Cat on August 18, 2014
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"Affordable Sushi If You Don't Mind the Queue"

What a crowd! There was a long snaking queue during a Saturday afternoon and my stomach was rumbling. We waited 20 minutes to try the conveyor belt sushi. My friend and I each took 15 plates of sushi, fresh prawns, salmon sashimi, pudding, cake and 2 miso soups.

The miso soup was special and came with chunks of salmon. The sushi tasted OK but I had to wait very long as the conveyor belt carried same types of sushi many times. We left the outlet quite satisfied and with a free packet of pudding.

The quality of sushi is not bad, but please skip the desserts, it's not worth it.

Last updated: August 19, 2014

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Average Spent Per Person:
15
Best Part:
Miso soup, fresh prawns
Branch Location:
Tampines 1
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Sushi for $1.50 per plate seemed too good to be true. Initially I was doubtful when my friends suggested having Sushi Express for dinner. We went to the 313@Somerset outlet and at 6pm, there was already a short queue outside. Thankfully, we only waited for 15 minutes before we were seated.

My friends went crazy and ordered about 5 plates of salmon sushi. I did not want to try the salmon sushi in the beginning as I only take fresh raw salmon slices. And a $1.50 for a plate of salmon sushi didn't sound convincing. After much persuasion from my friends who began digging into the salmon pieces, I decided to try. And I was truly taken aback! The raw salmon is indeed fresh and delightful! There wasn't the slightest fishy smell and it simply melted in my mouth. I fell in love.

The other sushis were as good and fresh too. For $1.50 and for quality like that, I think I found my favorite sushi chain. When we finished our meal, the queue outside was snaking. And I could definitely understand why so.
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80%
theresetan Reviewed by theresetan on June 16, 2014
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"Fresh too for its price!"

Sushi for $1.50 per plate seemed too good to be true. Initially I was doubtful when my friends suggested having Sushi Express for dinner. We went to the 313@Somerset outlet and at 6pm, there was already a short queue outside. Thankfully, we only waited for 15 minutes before we were seated.

My friends went crazy and ordered about 5 plates of salmon sushi. I did not want to try the salmon sushi in the beginning as I only take fresh raw salmon slices. And a $1.50 for a plate of salmon sushi didn't sound convincing. After much persuasion from my friends who began digging into the salmon pieces, I decided to try. And I was truly taken aback! The raw salmon is indeed fresh and delightful! There wasn't the slightest fishy smell and it simply melted in my mouth. I fell in love.

The other sushis were as good and fresh too. For $1.50 and for quality like that, I think I found my favorite sushi chain. When we finished our meal, the queue outside was snaking. And I could definitely understand why so.

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13
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I would say that sushi express has great value - but don't expect amazing sushi at $1.50 per plate.

I visited on a Saturday night and waited in queue for 15 minutes. It's a pretty reasonable timing for cheap sushi that doesn't taste too bad.

I was particularly disturbed that their salmon sashimi had blood stains on it - that was an absolute turn off for me. But the next batch of salmon sashimi that came along was beautiful - so I guess that saved the night for me.

I would recommend ordering the miso soup. It comes with salmon chunks and tofu cubes, and is both flavourful and worth the $1.50 you fork out.

I also like the swordfish sushi - absolute value at just $1.50 for two slices.

I will revisit again and I hope there won't be blood in my sashimi this time.
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60%
Miranda Yeo Reviewed by Miranda Yeo on June 10, 2014
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"Great value, average sushi"

I would say that sushi express has great value - but don't expect amazing sushi at $1.50 per plate.

I visited on a Saturday night and waited in queue for 15 minutes. It's a pretty reasonable timing for cheap sushi that doesn't taste too bad.

I was particularly disturbed that their salmon sashimi had blood stains on it - that was an absolute turn off for me. But the next batch of salmon sashimi that came along was beautiful - so I guess that saved the night for me.

I would recommend ordering the miso soup. It comes with salmon chunks and tofu cubes, and is both flavourful and worth the $1.50 you fork out.

I also like the swordfish sushi - absolute value at just $1.50 for two slices.

I will revisit again and I hope there won't be blood in my sashimi this time.

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Average Spent Per Person:
15
Branch Location:
Citylink
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Each plates of Sushi for only $1.50?
Yes. As compared to other sushi restaurant, this makes Sushi Express stands out. Being an avid lover of Japanese food, my friend bought me here. I came to the store slight earlier than the dinner time (5.30-6pm) and there are still many people. Seem like everyone is really attracted to this price. Okay. So ITADAKIMASU.

We began eating and the first thing that I saw was desserts. I’m like WOW; there are desserts on the conveyor belt. Cheesecake, Mochi, Pudding. Instead of eating desserts, I focus on my sushi. Raw salmon, Ebi, Unagi, Raw Octopus. Hmm, I find that the rice lack some vinegar (just don’t find it strong enough). Stop at 7 plates and decided to leave.

Oh and something that I wanted to point out, no staff came to help us. We wanted to order certain sushi but no staff came to assist. (Kind of disappointing). At the same time, similar dishes keep appearing on the conveyor belt, we have to wait quite a long time for the dishes that we want to appear right in front of us. I’m unsure whether it is because of the ultra-long conveyor belt or the people in front who took it (I sat at the end corner of the store).
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50%
kremekitten Reviewed by kremekitten on May 11, 2014
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"$1.50 wow?"

Each plates of Sushi for only $1.50?
Yes. As compared to other sushi restaurant, this makes Sushi Express stands out. Being an avid lover of Japanese food, my friend bought me here. I came to the store slight earlier than the dinner time (5.30-6pm) and there are still many people. Seem like everyone is really attracted to this price. Okay. So ITADAKIMASU.

We began eating and the first thing that I saw was desserts. I’m like WOW; there are desserts on the conveyor belt. Cheesecake, Mochi, Pudding. Instead of eating desserts, I focus on my sushi. Raw salmon, Ebi, Unagi, Raw Octopus. Hmm, I find that the rice lack some vinegar (just don’t find it strong enough). Stop at 7 plates and decided to leave.

Oh and something that I wanted to point out, no staff came to help us. We wanted to order certain sushi but no staff came to assist. (Kind of disappointing). At the same time, similar dishes keep appearing on the conveyor belt, we have to wait quite a long time for the dishes that we want to appear right in front of us. I’m unsure whether it is because of the ultra-long conveyor belt or the people in front who took it (I sat at the end corner of the store).

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$1.50 for a plate of sushi is indeed cheaper than most places but it is not the cheapest I've encountered. Hence, I was not too attracted by Sushi Express. However, a group of my friends decided on the Tampines 1 outlet for lunch one day and I agreed to just tag along.

We arrived at the outlet and were promptly led to a booth seat. The seats were shorter than expected and were slightly uncomfortable to say the least. They also seemed to be extremely busy that day as the floor was dotted with litter and was quite unsightly. It is a restaurant after all, and the customers' appetites can be affected by the cleanliness of the surroundings. I have to admit I was a little disappointed and put off by this.

With regards to the food, it was not bad. The sushi and other dishes were fresh enough and their puddings were good too. However, a lot of the same kind of sushi kept appearing consecutively and it got a bit frustrating. The place also had an open concept, whereby we could see some of the kitchen crew slicing fish, making sushi, etc. I guess this gives customers a sense of assurance as they can literally keep an eye on how their food is being made.

I think that the place gave off a mass-production feel. I got the feeling that the sushi here was being produced robotically to keep up with the demand. It is little wonder that the place is called Express Sushi. But then again, this is only my personal opinion.
Overall Rating:
 
60%
Marie Chong Reviewed by Marie Chong on March 02, 2014
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"Fast-paced Sushi Place"

$1.50 for a plate of sushi is indeed cheaper than most places but it is not the cheapest I've encountered. Hence, I was not too attracted by Sushi Express. However, a group of my friends decided on the Tampines 1 outlet for lunch one day and I agreed to just tag along.

We arrived at the outlet and were promptly led to a booth seat. The seats were shorter than expected and were slightly uncomfortable to say the least. They also seemed to be extremely busy that day as the floor was dotted with litter and was quite unsightly. It is a restaurant after all, and the customers' appetites can be affected by the cleanliness of the surroundings. I have to admit I was a little disappointed and put off by this.

With regards to the food, it was not bad. The sushi and other dishes were fresh enough and their puddings were good too. However, a lot of the same kind of sushi kept appearing consecutively and it got a bit frustrating. The place also had an open concept, whereby we could see some of the kitchen crew slicing fish, making sushi, etc. I guess this gives customers a sense of assurance as they can literally keep an eye on how their food is being made.

I think that the place gave off a mass-production feel. I got the feeling that the sushi here was being produced robotically to keep up with the demand. It is little wonder that the place is called Express Sushi. But then again, this is only my personal opinion.

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Average Spent Per Person:
20
Best Part:
Dessert
Branch Location:
Tampines 1
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$1.50 for a plate of sushi? No way.

Surprisingly, when I visited, it wasn't very crowded, probably because it was slightly before lunchtime. At only $1.50 a plate, it entices customers - especially students like me - to eat affordable sushi.

The sushi is placed on a conveyor belt and you are just supposed to take the sushi that you want, then pay by the number of plates afterwards. The sushi was decent - not excellent - and the variety wasn't great. Sometimes, a particular type of sushi takes very long to make its way onto the conveyor belt.

One thing to note at Sushi Express - priced at just $1.50 a plate, we tend to go "Aiyah, a few plates only, won't be that much lah..." Before you know it, you would've eaten about 30++ plates of sushi (Approx. $45!!!!). With $45, you can easily buy better quality sushi from somewhere else.
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60%
Denise Chia Reviewed by Denise Chia on January 31, 2014
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"Decent quality"

$1.50 for a plate of sushi? No way.

Surprisingly, when I visited, it wasn't very crowded, probably because it was slightly before lunchtime. At only $1.50 a plate, it entices customers - especially students like me - to eat affordable sushi.

The sushi is placed on a conveyor belt and you are just supposed to take the sushi that you want, then pay by the number of plates afterwards. The sushi was decent - not excellent - and the variety wasn't great. Sometimes, a particular type of sushi takes very long to make its way onto the conveyor belt.

One thing to note at Sushi Express - priced at just $1.50 a plate, we tend to go "Aiyah, a few plates only, won't be that much lah..." Before you know it, you would've eaten about 30++ plates of sushi (Approx. $45!!!!). With $45, you can easily buy better quality sushi from somewhere else.

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For $1.50 a plate, sushi express sure catches the attention of passer-bys. No wonder sushi express is always packed with people.

However, for its economical price, this restaurant's bane is that it only allow its customers to dine to a maximum of 41 minutes. Also, if you are looking for top notch quality sushi, this is definitely not for you. The taste of the sushi is decent, but not fantastic. In addition, the variety is limited and the frequency of certain type of sushi's are inconsistent. I had to wait like 10/15 minutes for the unagi sushi to appear on the belt.

In all, if you have a sushi craving and have little time to spare, sushi express is the place to go. Otherwise, don't bother.
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60%
Meng Kang Reviewed by Meng Kang on January 30, 2014
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"Great for value but lacking in quality"

For $1.50 a plate, sushi express sure catches the attention of passer-bys. No wonder sushi express is always packed with people.

However, for its economical price, this restaurant's bane is that it only allow its customers to dine to a maximum of 41 minutes. Also, if you are looking for top notch quality sushi, this is definitely not for you. The taste of the sushi is decent, but not fantastic. In addition, the variety is limited and the frequency of certain type of sushi's are inconsistent. I had to wait like 10/15 minutes for the unagi sushi to appear on the belt.

In all, if you have a sushi craving and have little time to spare, sushi express is the place to go. Otherwise, don't bother.

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Average Spent Per Person:
12
Branch Location:
Tampines
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Sushi express is a place that offers affordable sushi on a conveyor belt. I visited there for lunch on a weekend afternoon and it was really crowded, probably due to its affordability because that's the only positive point about this whole place. The food on the conveyor belt was found to be scarce and could not really get what I want. When I tried to get the service crew's attention, it was so hard and I was ignored once or twice. What's the point of going to the restaurant if you don't even get food!!! Since the food on the conveyor belt was limited and there was loads of people, demand obviously surpassed supply and it just makes the whole concept look stupid.

The sushi was okay. Average quality. It's about the same as what you would get at Umi Sushi or those sushi booths at Cold Storage. The prawns were small and not sweet. Overall quality of the food is low and thus the low price. You really pay for what you get. Unless you are looking for a cheap fix for your sushi craving, don't ever come here. The service is bad, the place is noisy and the lack of food makes it pointless. I strongly suggest spending a little more to go to Sakae sushi if you are on a tight budget. Even sakae sushi is better than this place. Never ever stepping into this orange place again even if they give out free sushi.
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50%
Audrey Oh Reviewed by Audrey Oh on May 23, 2013
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"Bad service and ambience, okay food"

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Sushi express is a place that offers affordable sushi on a conveyor belt. I visited there for lunch on a weekend afternoon and it was really crowded, probably due to its affordability because that's the only positive point about this whole place. The food on the conveyor belt was found to be scarce and could not really get what I want. When I tried to get the service crew's attention, it was so hard and I was ignored once or twice. What's the point of going to the restaurant if you don't even get food!!! Since the food on the conveyor belt was limited and there was loads of people, demand obviously surpassed supply and it just makes the whole concept look stupid.

The sushi was okay. Average quality. It's about the same as what you would get at Umi Sushi or those sushi booths at Cold Storage. The prawns were small and not sweet. Overall quality of the food is low and thus the low price. You really pay for what you get. Unless you are looking for a cheap fix for your sushi craving, don't ever come here. The service is bad, the place is noisy and the lack of food makes it pointless. I strongly suggest spending a little more to go to Sakae sushi if you are on a tight budget. Even sakae sushi is better than this place. Never ever stepping into this orange place again even if they give out free sushi.

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Sushi Express seems to be enticing on first sight, but once you enter, it feels as if you have fallen into their advertising trap. When I was there, the variety of food that came onto the conveyor belt was just disappointing. All I saw was the cheap sushi that you can buy from sushi kiosks, nothing special in particular.

Also, there is a time limit to your dining experience so it is unlike other buffet places where you can sit there for 2-3 hours and eat slowly. Even though the pricing is indeed cheap, it is not really worth it.
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30%
desirabbit Reviewed by desirabbit on May 11, 2013
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"Not Worth It"

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Sushi Express seems to be enticing on first sight, but once you enter, it feels as if you have fallen into their advertising trap. When I was there, the variety of food that came onto the conveyor belt was just disappointing. All I saw was the cheap sushi that you can buy from sushi kiosks, nothing special in particular.

Also, there is a time limit to your dining experience so it is unlike other buffet places where you can sit there for 2-3 hours and eat slowly. Even though the pricing is indeed cheap, it is not really worth it.

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For the past 2 weeks I've eaten at sushi express thrice! Everything is $1.50 a plate. Even the sashimi is $1.50! Everything i go i take 2-3 plates of sashimi because it's super cheap and the quality is great! I love the miso soup as it's not the normal miso soup. It has salmon inside it which enhance the taste of the soup. The huge scallop is so worth it. They have a huge variety of sushis but only con is that they don't have chanwamushi. :(

Although service is minimum, they still charge GST and service charge. Plus point is that they offer free flow green tea and free wet towel (usually cost 20 cents). Yes, i sound like a cheapskate but given the number of times i ate there, i already saved 60cents on wet towels.
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100%
Fabulicious Reviewed by Fabulicious on March 14, 2013
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"Sashimi at $1.5?"

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For the past 2 weeks I've eaten at sushi express thrice! Everything is $1.50 a plate. Even the sashimi is $1.50! Everything i go i take 2-3 plates of sashimi because it's super cheap and the quality is great! I love the miso soup as it's not the normal miso soup. It has salmon inside it which enhance the taste of the soup. The huge scallop is so worth it. They have a huge variety of sushis but only con is that they don't have chanwamushi. :(

Although service is minimum, they still charge GST and service charge. Plus point is that they offer free flow green tea and free wet towel (usually cost 20 cents). Yes, i sound like a cheapskate but given the number of times i ate there, i already saved 60cents on wet towels.

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Average Spent Per Person:
15
Best Part:
miso soup
Branch Location:
city hall
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