Best Kaiten Sushi Orange County 2013 - Kaisen Kaiten
Though purists might not like kaiten-style sushi, conveyor-belt-driven restaurants have their place. They're cheap, they're date-friendly, and, by goodness, they just feel more relaxed. With Sushilicious in Irvine and its hip pastel-shaded seating and indie-pop playlist gone, Kaisen Kaiten is once again OC's shogun of kaiten sushi. Food-wise, it was never a contest. Kaisen's colored plates were always better proportioned, fresher, more varied and more interesting. Kaisen's hand rolls are also stellar. There are only two areas where they falter: price (more expensive than other kaiten places for sure, but much better quality) and space (lines here will get long). Intimate omakase sushi dinners are great, but really, sometimes all you need is a quick spin on the conveyor belt.