Kura Revolving Sushi Bar

An authentic Japanese sushi experience right off Airport Blvd.

8.5/10

Okay, I know that you’re probably thinking that rating is pretty high for a sushi restaurant inside a strip mall where the wait is oftentimes at least an hour on the weekends, but this place smacks. I have been several times now and am never disappointed, even when I’ve waited for an hour and a half just to sit down for my meal. The food is simple and is an authentic take to dining at a sushi restaurant in Japan, I’ve confirmed this with people who have actually lived in Japan…

View from my seat

Another perk: as soon as you sit down, you can instantly start eating. I went the other night with my boyfriend, and we had already scarfed down 15 plates in 5 minutes (I do not recommend doing this…I had MAJOR regrets later). You also get rewarded for eating a lot: every 5 plates a fun video plays on your screen and every 15 a toy drops down from above the conveyor belt. Now where else as an adult can you be rewarded for eating all your food?!

Yes, the toy is often a let down especially since 15 plates is over $30, but it’s still a fun aspect to the meal and definitely adds a “fun” aspect to the meal.

The food on the conveyor belt is varies from simple nigiri to very exotic dishes such as “salmon skin nigiri” to “NY cheesecake” (which is actually high quality!!). I recommend going if you aren’t a picky eater, love sushi, and are willing to try some uncommon dishes for a typical American sushi restaurant such as steak nigiri and watermelon (great palette cleanser!).

Each plate is $2.50 (not including ordering hot dishes on screen) so it’s a really great way to stuff yourself with some great sushi for a good price. I just love the fun atmosphere of the restaurant, every time I’ve been its super busy (in a good way), and I love getting to pick and choose small plates to try. Worst case, you don’t like it, but oftentimes when I do this I end up finding a new dish I love!!

Even if you aren’t a sushi fan, maybe this is the place to dip your toes in the water and try it! They have classic rolls such as the “California roll” and also have ramen, miso soup, edamame, tempura shrimp, and other non-explicit sushi dishes if you just want to stick with Japanese food.

Let me know if you guys try it and please reach out if you have another place for me to try!!!

-Ari

23 plates later, many regrets…

Here’s my #RMF, what’s yours?

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