This continues my series of articles about Japan. I do these randomly if I see something worth mentioning.
There is a new sushi restaurant in town called Kura-Zushi (くら寿司). (Watch their tv commercials here and here)
It’s not the first sushi place I’ve seen where each table has a digital screen that lets you order food – but it adds something interesting to the mix which will drive your kids insane!
Each table has a sort of slot machine game where you can win little toys in plastic bobbles called gachapon – instead of using money, the currency is empty plates.
Movie of this happening here.
Each plate is chipped and monitored. If you use the touch panel to order a special request, it comes on a red container and notifies you when it gets close. (Movie)
Old sushi is automatically thrown away. (Movie)
Some other things about this place:
- All tables are non-smoking
- No wasabi on anything (kid & wimpy adult friendly)
- It’s on 182 near Lotteria
- It has a machine that can pour you a mug of beer, do you really need more than that?