The eagerly anticipated Kura Revolving Sushi Bar has launched with a large menu and rewards for a healthy appetite, debuting at Chinatown’s Shanghai Plaza and taking over a corner space, very close to Spring Mountain Road.
A major restaurant chain in Japan, the Las Vegas expansion is the 21st American outlet for the company famed for its automated conveyor belt delivery system and also the kawaii prizes delivered once a guest returns 15 empty plates.
Open daily from 11.30 a.m. to 1 a.m., with times possibly adjusting soon, all sushi and hand rolls are value priced at $2.50 per serving, while udon and soup, tempura sides, crispy squid and $6.40 portions of ramen can be ordered via touch panel screens and arrive on a separate automated delivery track.
Kura’s pre-prepared dishes all move around the restaurant inside a container featuring a flip-up lid, dubbed “Mr. Fresh.” Guests then pull the plate toward them, the cover rises and the empty dome returns back to the kitchen.
Above each seat, a “Bikkura Pon” machine keeps a tally of how many plates have been returned and once the magic number of fifteen is met, a small capsule toy is released, currently a random choice of pencil eraser, key-chain, or “sticky note.”
Kura Revolving Sushi Bar, 4258 Spring Mountain Road, suite 108, 725-214-5024. Open daily from 11.30 a.m. to 1 a.m.
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