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Conveyor Belt Sushi Arrives in Midtown

Kura Revolving Sushi Bar opened this week

Kura Revolving Sushi Bar/Facebook
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Kura Revolving Sushi Bar, a conveyor belt spot serving up small plates, has officially opened its doors at Midtown’s Mid-Main development.

The restaurant announced its arrival on Facebook, bringing the grand total of Houston-area Kura outposts to three. The chain currently operates restaurants in Westchase and Sugar Land, but the Midtown outpost marks Kura’s first expansion inside the loop. Later this year, a fourth location is set to arrive at the Katy Grand development in Katy last year.

For folks unfamiliar with the concept, conveyor belt sushi restaurants employ a computer ordering system that allows diners to select the hand rolls and nigiri of their choosing. A few minutes after ordering, the dish whizzes out to the table courtesy of the conveyor belt. At the same time, a bounty of small plates piled with sushi whiz around the restaurant on the belt, allowing diners to grab plates of their choosing. Each plate has a fixed cost, and the restaurant keeps up with how many a person has eaten by counting the number of plates dropped in a slot at the table at the end of the meal.

Kura Revolving Sushi Bar is now open for lunch and dinner, from 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on the weekdays and 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Sunday.