Sushi Bar San Diego
- A hand roll arrives on the fast lane
The first thing you’ll need to do after finding a seat at KULA Revolving Sushi Bar is to listen carefully to the instructions you’ll be given. For example, “Do not touch Mr. Fresh.” This anthropomorphized sushi-delivery system is designed to keep the food fresh and the germs out.
When you see something you want making its rounds on this infinite sushi loop, you are to carefully grab just the edge of the plate — once you lift the plate from Mr. Fresh, the plastic top will flip up, the plate will come out, you get your food, and he goes back to the kitchen to be restocked. Each Mr. Fresh has a chip (an RFID, or radio-frequency identification) that notifies the kitchen when food has been removed (so they know which items need to be replaced) and also lets them know how long an item has been circulating. The maximum amount of time any one dish will remain on the belt is three hours, though I was ensured “it is almost never that long.”
Every plate from the conveyor belt is .25 unless otherwise noted. When you are finished eating an item, you drop its plate into a slot (only the green plates from the conveyor belt, absolutely no refuse, and — as a the warning above the slot states — most certainly not your hands). This is when the “game-like activity” known as Bikkura-Pon begins. Bikkura translates as “a surprise” and is also a pun as it contains the word “restart, ” which is Kura in Japan. The “Pon” suffix basically means “bulk dispenser.” In other words, it’s a bulk prize dispenser.
Lunch at KULA Revolving Sushi
After the fifth plate goes down the slot (and again at ten), a cartoon begins playing on the screen at your table (or in front of you if you’re seated at the bar). An evil ninja appears, and you are encouraged to defeat him by entering more plates. When you get to 15 plates (this became our goal, of course), the gumball machine above the screen is activated and a plastic apple is released. Contained within the apple is a miniscule Mr. Fresh, complete with sushi inside.
You can see the entire process in this video of our lunch.
You need not wait for the food to come around — when it’s not urging you to defeat ninjas, that screen serves as an ordering device. Here you can order any sushi that might appear on the belt or other hot items that must come fresh from the kitchen such as hand rolls or crispy chicken. I recommend the crispy chicken — there’s a hint of ginger and a kick of spice.
The items ordered directly arrive on the belt above the sushi-go-round, and once they are ready they are sent zooming out from the kitchen. A little bell signifies it’s on its way, and it’s zipped down to you at warp-speed, stopping precisely beside your table.
At all times, a friendly server is checking in to see that everything is going smoothly and to make sure your beverage is topped off. From the machinery to the games, everything at KULA is down to a science.
A bit about the company — Kura Corporation (as it’s known in Japan) began as a simple sushi restaurant in 1977. Now they have around 350 locations, most of which are in Japan. There are a handful in Irvine and Los Angeles, but this one on Convoy is the first to open in San Diego (open to the public on April 10).
Kura cites its philosophy as, “safe, tasty, and inexpensive.” The company’s Japanese website is bold. When referencing the value of their product, Kura declares, “We, Kura Corporation, are not a pioneer in the revolving sushi industry…there were almost no good lessons we learn from pioneers, therefore we have created our original unique products and developed advanced systems of store operation.”first education credit union the education of henry adams benefits of education education world early education degree lebron james education international education classical education model how to get minecraft education edition the education of an idealist a memoir an education trailer technical education current secretary of education alphabest education paralegal education michigan education association elite professional education larry ellison education optometrist education essential education ged cobb county board of education google apps for education w. e. b. du bois education open education resources brown v board of education 1954 ohio education we don't need no education lyrics education services education plan radiation therapist education famous education quotes pesi continuing education graduate medical education because there was very little investment in education african colonies senate education committee army education center baccalaureate school for global education education thesaurus arizona education haiti education nyu continuing education distance education accrediting commission watch the education of fredrick fitzell new england commission of higher education n c education lottery georgia education lottery how to make balloons in minecraft education edition sf board of education finra continuing education ef education ok google north carolina education lottery museum education jobs linden board of education guild education walmart alder graduate school of education discover education dentist education co education va benefits education higher education institution dick cheney education behaviorism in education kim klacik education insurance continuing education idea education aia continuing education which of the following is not a manifest function of education? apple education price milo yiannopoulos education pickering v board of education barnes and noble education education connection commercial under education health education specialist education first cycling collegis education south carolina education lottery numbers education management hardin county board of education how to put education on resume online doctorate in education equity vs equality in education education nonprofits definition of health education online elementary education degree arkansas dept of education uplift education jobs desantis education education websites education codes keith raniere education mlk education kearny board of education south carolina education bank street college of education what is stem education and why is it important azure for education obama education secretary education the great equalizer when was brown v board of education education clip art seth moulton education simone biles education elizabeth nj board of education department of education login international education week us state education ranking assisted living education early childhood education courses philosophy of education essay iep special education autauga county board of education