Chubby Cattle debuted the first conveyor belt food delivery system in Las Vegas last year, but it was only a matter of time before a more traditional kaiten sushi concept would arrive in Chinatown.
Sapporo Revolving Sushi heads to Spring Mountain Road, filling 3,436 square feet of vacant space, close to Decatur Boulevard and facing Ronald’s Donuts. The name inspiration appears to be the city of Sapporo on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, known for a congregation of automated sushi restaurants close to the train station.
Working with an estimated construction budget of $325,000 to overhaul the space, the project is the brainchild by Freddy Hwang, who already operates four local Sweet Poke locations serving poke bowls and sushi burritos and since 2011, Henderson's Samurai Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi, known for “all-you-can-eat teppanyaki grill dishes & sushi.”
While further details or an estimated opening date have yet to be revealed, automated sushi restaurants traditionally place individually priced sushi dishes on the conveyor belts and let them them navigate around the restaurant until picked up by the customers.