Photos: Emily Davis
Conveyor Belt Sushi isn’t new to New York. Yo! Sushi tried it (RIP). So did Sakae Sushi. But Kura Sushi appears to have mastered it. The revolving sushi bar and restaurant operates more than 60 locations in 18 states with its newest restaurant in Carl Place, Long Island at 47 Old Country Road. A second NYC location is set to open later this summer in Flushing, Queens.
Maybe it is Sushi Kura’s pledge to serve only the finest Japanese ingredients with the “Japanese virtue of serving natural and healthy meals.”
The Long Island restaurant marks the brand’s first outpost in New York located at the Country Glen Shopping Center. With revolving sushi circulating throughout the entire restaurant, robots that deliver drinks, and prizes for every customer, Kura Sushi brings a totally new dining experience to Long Island.
Options include Nigiri Sushi such as Albacore Toro "Bintoro" made with tuna belly from Japan on Kura specialty sushi rice; Roasted Eel on Kura specialty sushi rice drizzled in a sweet soy sauce; Skipjack Tuna seasoned with garlic topped with green onion; Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon; Umami Oil Seared Beef; among others. Rolls, Hand Rolls (on soy paper and seaweed), and Gunkan (sushi made with a ball of rice wrapped in seaweed) are also offered along with an assortment of Ramen soups, Ojyu Boxes and Tempura.
As a leading technology-enabled Japanese restaurant, Kura Sushi has mastered the balance of human and tech-focused aspects, from its two-layer revolving sushi belt circulating handmade sushi prepared in-house by trained sushi chefs, to the Bikkura Pon Prize System that awards guests for every 15 plates inserted into tableside slots.
Photo: Kura Sushi
Kura Sushi at Carle Place, NY is open Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. For more information, visit urasushi.com