Take out: yes
Waiter Service: no
Outdoor seating: no
Food Quality: 4 out of 5
Decor: 4 out of 5
Service: 4 out of 5
Overall: 4 out of 5
Recommendation: Classy Kaiten Sushi
If you choose to dine beside the rotational track then you will get a place setting like you see in the picture above. There are a couple of reasons why this restaurant trumps Sushi Express just right here. The cup is made out of clay, there are 3 types of tea from you to choose from, and most importantly...
No repulsive overly chemically concocted wasabi in ketchup packets. The side items are on a different level than sushi express. All three of their teas are of better quality, and tastes better from the texture of a clay cup. I would be glad to pay twice as much as sushi express for this noticeably big increase of quality. Unlike sushi express where all items are 30 NT. Hi sushi has a color coordinated price scale, which makes a lot more sense because some items should be more expensive than others. A sushi restaurant that offers all items in its store for a price of 30 NT sounds extremely fishy.
Color coded price reference at Hi Sushi in NT:
Just for reference's sake, I ordered a typical nigiri sushi meal that I would get at Sushi Express or at some other type of sushi joint:
I usually get some sort of soup to accompany my sushi exploits. Usually, it is miso soup, but since there are 3 different choices for soup at Hi Sushi, I ordered the Garlic Clam Soup. The soup base has the distinct taste of the little golden Taiwanese clams, but they added a garlic twist to it. Since the garlic was boiled in water it isn't as sharp as it would be in other forms. This soup is good, especially if you love those little clams like me.
Look how sad the Sushi Express one is in comparison.
I also felt like getting an order of Scallop Nigiri. The pieces of scallop were very full, tasted fresh, and carried the taste of the sea. The texture of the scallop is interesting, although the flavor is not as pronounced when it is raw. It is very mushy and not and stringy in this form.