Sushi Express: $1USD Conveyor Belt Sushi in Taiwan

Sushi Express 爭鮮迴轉壽


Sushi Express 爭鮮迴轉壽

Sushi Express 爭鮮迴轉壽 is the biggest conveyor belt sushi chain in Taiwan with over 400 locations throughout Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Singapore and Thailand. They offer quality sushi at an affordable price.

In Taiwan, there are conveyor belt sushi chains like Sushiro, Kura Sushi, Hi Sushi, Hama Sushi and many more! Since Taiwan is an island, fishing plays a big part into feeding many people, naturally you’ll have plenty of affordable sushi restaurants.

The sushi is not limited to just what’s on the conveyor belt, you can also order items that aren’t on the belt as well as hand rolls.

Overall 4/5
Value 5/5
Service 4/5
Quality 3.5/5


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The Value

Sushi Express 爭鮮迴轉壽 is decent quality sushi at an exceptional value. Every dish on the conveyor belt at Sushi Express will cost you NT$30 (USD$1). There are higher quality sushi chains that have plates starting at NT$40 and lower quality places that serve sushi as low as NT$10 (USD$0.33).

The value does come at a price. Compared to other conveyor belt sushi chains, Sushi Express 爭鮮迴轉壽 has thinner sushi slices and more rice. You can get wasabi from packages on the conveyor belt, but the quality of the packaged wasabi isn’t that great.

The Experience

Your Sushi Express 爭鮮迴轉壽 experience will absolutely vary by location. In Taiwan, I tried the Sushi Express Ximen location and found it to be the lowest quality from all the locations I’ve tried. You can get a pretty decent experience at the Sushi Express locations in any of the Carrefour stores.

At the Sushi Express Carrefour location (there’s a lot), the stores are very clean and the sushi is tasty.

What I like about Sushi Express:

I love the value! Being able to get decent quality sushi for US$1 is amazing. The stores are really clean and it’s easy to stop in for a quick meal. Since it’s Taiwan, the quality of service is always very high.

At a per plate cost of NT$30 while most competitors for thicker cuts cost NT$40, that’s a 25% savings against the competition.

I also like how each dish on the conveyor belt is covered with a small plastic tray. It protects the sushi from germs in the air as it passes throughout the restaurant. I’m a germaphobe in the sense that I don’t want to get sick from eating a meal, so having the protective layer is important.

What I don’t like about Sushi Express:

There’s too much rice. You can give me half as much rice and still charge the same price, I’ll be happy. With a bad rice-to-sushi ratio, it impacts the flavor.

I also don’t like the packaged wasabi. Although it’s more sanitary, it’s a low quality brand. The wasabi doesn’t dilute as well in the soy sauce and I don’t get the same kick in flavor.

Sushi Express 爭鮮迴轉壽 Location

There are MANY Sushi Express 爭鮮迴轉壽 locations around Taiwan. When you arrive in Taiwan, you won’t be too far from one.

Rating Guide


It’s food, but you’re not going to enjoy it


Didn’t meet minimum meal expectations


Satisfying and an adequate meal.


So good you’ll eat here again!


You will remember this meal for the rest of your life!

Pricing Guide


NT$1-100 (US$0-$3.23)


NT$100-300 (US$3.23-9.68)


NT$300-700 (US$9-22)


NT$700+ (US$22.60+)


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Each rating TAIWANEATER rating is comprised of Quality, Service and Value (in order of the rating’s most important points).

QUALITY: The [Quality] is based on how good the food tastes and the presentation.

SERVICE: The [Service] is based on the dining experience. This includes the ambiance of the restaurant and how the interactions with the staff.

VALUE: The [Value] is based on both the Quality and Service in relation to the price. Ratings for food with a low price are a little more generous than food with a high price.

Money In Taiwan

Tax Is Included In The Price

All displayed prices in Taiwan are the actual price. Tax is already included and for large purchases, tourists visiting Taiwan can get a 5% Taiwan VAT refund at the airport Tax Refund counter. Some shops offer this service too, but they will require your passport.

Taiwan Is Cash Only (For Most Small Shops)

The primary payment method for all transactions in Taiwan is cash. It’s very rare for small shops to take anything other than cash. It’s more common to see places accept the Taipei Metro Card as payment rather a credit card.

Supermarkets and convenience stores in Taiwan (7-Eleven, Family Mart) do not accept credit cards (at least not American credit cards). You can only make purchases by cash or by using your pre-loaded funds on your EasyCard.

Using Credit Cards in Taiwan

If you want to use your credit card in Taiwan, make sure to check if a restaurant in Taiwan accepts credit card in advance. When a place does accept credit card, it will typically be Visa or Mastercard. It’s extremely rare for a place to accept Discover and American Express.UberEats, HonestBee, Deliveroo and FoodPanda are Taipei Food Delivery Services where you can order food directly to your airbnb or hotel using a credit card.

Exchanging Money in Taiwan

You can exchange money at the airport or any bank in Taiwan. The rates vary from bank to bank and it can be a hassle to get a good rate. For additional information, check out my Exchanging Money In Taiwan Guide.


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