We Got A First-Look At Aajisai & Here's Everything You Need To Know


Ballygunge, Kolkata


Kolkata’s first sushi conveyor belt restaurant Aajisai is now open and we got a look at what’s on offer.

Automated Everything

In a first-of-its-kind, Kolkata has a sushi bar that is all automatic. No more trying to catch the waiter’s eye and demanding where your food is. Aajisai has a fully-automated food delivery service {hallelujah if you hate human interaction!}.

The restaurant is divided into two sections —one for the a la carte menu and one for the tepenyaki section. Both have automatic delivery systems. On the ala carte side, there’s an ongoing sushi conveyor belt and above that a delivery system that will get your dishes.

Because it  requires special equipment, Japanese designer Enomoto Mosahiro from Bloom Designer, Tokyo, was flown down specially to design the restaurant to make sure that every table has access to automatic delivery.

So Many Firsts

It’s also among the first Japanese restaurants in the city to have a teppanyaki section. Teppanyaki comes from the Japanese phrase meaning ‘hot steel plate’. It’s where all the ‘hot’ food for the restaurant comes from.

The teppanyaki live counter has large steel plates {don’t worry — there’s special equipment to make sure the steam doesn’t disturb your meal!} where the food is being cooked.

The restaurant has a communal dining kind of feel — since there are limited tables, you may have to sit along side others to get access to the automatic food delivery system.

Roll Up

Aajisai is known mostly for its sushi and Japanese rolls. The Spicy Cheese Roll and Avacado Sushi are must-tries for the vegetarians. Seafood, lovers, there’s plenty to choose from! Seafood lovers, the Ebi Tempura {tempura deep fried prawns which you can eat whole} and the Rainbow Rolls {made with both tuna and salmon} are for you.

From the hot section, the Tori Teriyaki is a tangy, flavourful ,slightly-charred chicken whcih is totally more-ish.

Anything Else?

They aren’t taking reservations at the moment. They’re open every day from noon to 11 pm. Weekends are pretty crowded so we recommend you go early or on weekdays for lunch if you are short on time.


Ballygunge, Kolkata