Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles - We're back, we're in Tokyo, we're Worth It Japan part dwa. - Is dwa a two in any language? - It's French. - Un, deaux, trois. - (laughing) wait, what. - You combined two and three. You know how you know we're in Tokyo? The Tokyo Tower and the sound of cicadas. (loud growl) You hear that? - We had to bring along our friend, translator, tasty producer, lovely person all around, Rie McClenny. - Hi. - We're gonna be eating things that come on rice. - [Rie] In a shell. - We may even put on some fancy clothing, which we've never done for a restaurant before. We're doin sushi. - Well, let's go, how do you say let's go? - (speaking foreign language) - [Group] (speaking in foreign language) - Today on Worth It, we're gonna be trying three excellent sushi places at three drastically different price points to find out which one is the most worth it at its price. - [Steven] And we made the mistake of coming in 95 degree heat. - Worth it. - I'm super excited, the first place we're going to is an highly automated sushi restaurant called Kura Sushi. - We call it Kaiten-zushi, kaiten is like spin. - Sushi is brought out to you on a conveyor belt. - I wish I could be conveyor belted to this restaurant right now. - You want me to try? - Yeah, conveyor belt me. - Alright. (grunt) - [Rie] Bye. - [Steven] I fought Yoshi. (laughing) (upbeat percussion music) - (speaking in foreign language) - For somebody who's never been to a conveyor belt sushi before, can you explain how it works? - (speaking in foreign language) - What are the advantages to having the automated systems in the restaurant? - (speaking in foreign language) - Wow. - Whoa. (laughing) - [Steven] So excited, each of these plates is 100 yen. - Approximately one US dollar. Then we have self service green tea here. - [Steven] Woo! - [Andrew] Never seen someone so excited for hot water. - Hot running water. - Yeah at your table. - Come on, sometimes my shower doesn't even do that. - Kanpai. - Kanpai. - Hot! This is the optimal time, it's like enough time for you to look at it, decide if you want it, but then it's like if you don't get it, you're not gonna get it. - It's like the Tinder of dining. - Yes, swipe, right. - Swipe right. Alright, here we have two beautiful shrimp coming by, come on Steven. - Okay, maybe we should just go for it. Pop it open, pop it. - [Andrew] First hit, here we go. - [Steven] Oh yeah. - Here Steven, - [Andrew and Steven] (speaking in foreign language) - Perfect! - Oh, now I'm excited, now I'm gonna grab, hey how about some tuna. - [Steven] Tuna! - [Andrew] I love tuna. - [Steven] Look at this long cut of tuna. Cheers it up, that's so great! - [Andrew] Yeah, we can have as many as we want, they just keep coming. - Ahh! - Ever been in a lazy river? - Yes, oh my God. - This is the lazy river of food, instead of you in the river, the food is in the river, you just seize the river. - [Rie] Sanma, it's a pike mackerel. - [Steven] Mm, the fish was tender, the rice was well packed, like satisfactory in all of the ways that you want sushi to be, what is this? - [Rie] If you get five plates. - [Andrew] You get to play the game. - [Andrew and Steven] Oh no! - [Andrew] What happened? - [Rie] You lost. - [Andrew and Steven] Aww. - So if we won, what would happen. - You get the toy in a plastic ball. - And then I want dessert, next. Oh, fluffy ice with green tea red bean. - [Andrew] Nice, the order was heard, thank you. - Was heard. (gasp) - [Andrew] Oh here it is. - [Steven] Cheers! - Mm, that's what you need when it's hot outside. - (whistled blow) Ice blast. We're at eight plate count. - [Andrew and Steven] Nine. - [Andrew] I'll just do it. - I touched it. - Okay, we're at the baseball stadium, I like it. - Come on. Yeah, get home. Oh, we won! - Did we really? - [Rie] Yeah. - [Andrew] No way, it's coming out. (excited laughing) Got some stickers. - So I thank you for the meal. (speaking in foreign language) - [Andrew and Steven] (speaking in foreign language) - That was wonderful. - Fun and cheap. - Yeah and very technologically advanced, which I appreciate. - So, we're headed to our next sushi spot, but before we do that, we asked Rie for a suggestion on any desserts that would look fish shaped. - [Rie] We're here. - [Steven] Here we are, here we are. I love it, it's a beautiful stand. - [Rie] Konnichiwa. We are eating taiyaki, it's a fish shape pancake. What do you want? - [Steven] I want a red bean taiyaki. - [Rie] Okay. - [Steven] Andy wants matcha. You can have the matcha one Andy. Aw, it's so cute, I got the red bean. - [Rie] It's a green tea. - Alright, we're gonna try this taiyaki now. I also have red bean. - Alright. - Look, fish, cheers. - [Andrew and Rie] Cheers. - [Group] Mm. - [Steven] (speaking in foreign language) In the 1980s, Norway had too much salmon. And so there was a guy who was tasked by the Norwegian government to sell some of it to Japan. He was able to strike a deal with a company called Nishi Ren and that catapulted salmon into the sushi market in Japan. - We didn't have salmon sushi before that. - That is a great international collab, to bring a new all star food into prominence. - [Rie] When you eat fish shape food, do you eat from the head or but? - [Steven] Head. - [Rie] Head. - Where we goin next Andrew? - So next we're on our way to a place, called Shun sushi, is that right? - I'm here. And it comes recommended by one of our colleagues named Hitomi actually. - Yep, my work wife. - Your work wife? - [Rie] Yeah so this restaurant is neighborhood sushi joint. Somewhere you wanna go once in a while when you are craving sushi, sushi chef knows you. - Oh, that's what I want. - Yeah. - I want my sushi chef to know me. How do you get a work wife? - You have a work wife. - [Steven] Who? (laughing) (upbeat piano music) - (speaking in foreign language) - I'm curious how long you've worked as a sushi chef. - (speaking in foreign language) - Today we're gonna be ordering the omakase set. - Hai. - What is the choice of fish that you're gonna be serving us. - [Chef] (speaking in foreign language) - Yes, absolutely. - Yes. - So what do we have coming first Rie? - [Andrew] Sake. - [Group] Kanpai. - Do we shot this, or, no we just, okay. (laughing) - [Andrew] Ooh, he's grating wasabi. - You know what I love about sushi? You're seeing everything that goes into what your money is going to. - [Rie] So this is chutoro. - Here we go, first bite. - [Andrew and Steven] (speaking in foreign language) - Pure and utter joy. - You know it's not like a piece of fish on top of some rice. It tastes like a single unit. - Yeah. - [Chef] (speaking in foreign language) - (speaking in foreign language) - That was delicious. - Mm, so happy. - Very pleasant texture, it's also really interesting, the temperature that it arrives. Sushi, I don't think, is a cold food. It becomes a part of your mouth instantly. - (speaking in foreign language) - The best temp, is body temp. - [Chef] (speaking in foreign language) - It's unbelievably sweet. - Yeah, it's kinda light. - What did you do to the uni? - (speaking in foreign language) - It tastes like melon. - [Chef] (speaking in foreign language) - Mm, the squid was, ex-squid-zit. - In a word, it was, Squidward. (laughing) - What do you think is the special elements about a sushi dinner like this, like us sitting here? - [Chef] (speaking in foreign language) - So is it mini shrimp? - [Rie] Yeah. - [Andrew and Steven] Wow! - [Steven] All raw. Mm, oh my God. - [Rie] Saltwater eel called anago. - Yeah, Annie's face just perked up, it comes out and she's like. - [Andrew] Wow, look at it. - (speaking in foreign language) - Hey yo, it was almost like biting into a crepe cake. - Yes. - I saved it for Annie, tamagoyaki. We really appreciate it, thank you very much. - Shun sushi. - It ended too shun. (sarcastic laughing) - I love it, it was very comfortable. Chef was very friendly, and I loved the conversation. - I realize today, I want a sushi chef like I want a hair stylist. My hair stylist is the person I see probably more regularly than everybody else in my life. I want that for a sushi chef. - Yeah.