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Japan Eats: Kura Sushi, Conveyor-Belt Sushi

Japan Eats: Kura Sushi, Conveyor-Belt Sushi

100 yen nigiri plates at Kura Sushi

100 yen nigiri plates at Kura Sushi

It doesn't hurt that Kura Sushi offers 100 yen sushi, roughly U.S. $1, in addition to chances to win prizes after you eat the plates of sushi. It's that kind of dining experience that makes you feel like it's a win-win.

Kura Sushi is a conveyor-belt sushi chain in Japan that has also expanded to USA locations (known as Kula Sushi). There are many other conveyor-belt sushi chains in Japan. However, Kura Sushi is the only one I know that offers chances to win capsule toys after eating.

Essentially, everything is self-serve at the table. Grab your own cup and make tea with the readily available hot water faucet. Grab your appetizing sushi plates from the conveyor-belt or order from the touch pad menu (pictures included). Eat and insert the plates into the garbage shoot and watch the animation on the mini-screen to see if you won a capsule toy. Genius marketing to get kids to eat. And it works on adults as well!

Cuisine: Conveyor-belt Sushi
Price Range: 100 yen - 800 yen
What to Order: Salmon nigiri
Overall Impression: Kura Sushi is a fun and affordable with its active dining experience. Grab more than one sushi plate and see if you can win a capsule toy!
Pro-Tip(s): 5 plates inserted into garbage shoot activates cartoon animation to see if you win a prize.

 

Shop/Restaurant: Kura Sushi Kyoto location
Address: Japan, 〒604-8422 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Nakagyō-ku, Nishinokyō Higashigekkōchō, 西ノ京東月光町22
Operating Hours: 11 AM - 11 PM
Website: www.kura-corpo.co.jp
Yelp: Kura Sushi Kyoto location
Tripadvisor: Kura Sushi Kyoto location

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