This is Convey Sushi, they are located at the corner of Congress & Milam. You can park at Kim Son's garage and walk over. Of course, street parking, if it's available is convenient as well. After 6p you can park around Market Square.
This is again, not a new concept. And again, I'm not happy that if this is indeed opened by Japanese owners that they don't honor the real conveyor belt concept, where you have the chef in the middle and you are in a circle. There are many places in LA that done that concept very well.
This is an L shaped bar, and I understand they can seat more people, but they also have ample table seating too. No one will lose out on the experience.
The trick here is to go during their 'prime time', which also means that you will have to wait a bit. But that's where they'll roll out more variety of dishes and more of each thing. Should you not see what you want, like we did because we went on the tail end of lunch hour, you can place an order. Just reach over the rolling sushi belt and grab a menu and pencil, write in what you want and the seat number you are at. What will happen is that they'll make it in the back, and deliver it via the belt. So, pay attention to dishes with numbers on it, and make sure it's yours.
Again, they tally up with the color plates and how many you've eaten. Prices is a bit higher than the suburbs, which is to be expected since downtown rent is higher. The food itself is ok. By comparison to sushi places across town, this is on the bottom tier. The fish was so-so the rice were dry, by the time you pick it up and try to dip it in the soy sauce, it's already fell apart. But, since downtown doesn't have any decent sushi place since Miyako pulled out years ago, this is what you're going to get. Their menu does have a great range, they have a lot of neat rolls and appetizers, as well as bentos and udons. So, even if the conveyor belt thing is not your type of thing, you'll still have plenty to choose from.
The service was good, the guy that served us was nice and pointed us to the right direction when we looked lost. They also have happy hour from 4-7pm. Their website and door stated that they're open at 11am on Saturday, we found that to be false. We stopped by because of those advertisement, but I think they really are open for dinner. Will have to go back and confirm. But if you are making a trip downtown for sushi to experience this, call ahead, so you won't pay for parking and then found out they were closed, which was what happened to me.
Houston, TX 77002