Leading Revolving Sushi Chain Opens First Minnesota Location in Bloomington
Irvine, CA (RestaurantNews.com) Kura Sushi USA, Inc., a leading technology-enabled Japanese restaurant concept serving authentic cuisine through an engaging revolving sushi service model, is proud to announce it has officially opened its doors at Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. Marking the brand’s 41st Kura Revolving Sushi Bar location in the United States and first in the state of Minnesota, the new restaurant is located on the third floor of the bustling retail center and provides a memorable, premium sushi dining experience for shoppers of all ages. In celebration of the opening, the first 100 dine-in guests on November 21 and 22 will receive a Kura original sushi towel.
“Mall of America is a world-renowned destination for locals and travelers alike, and we are confident Kura Revolving Sushi Bar’s unique eater-tainment concept will complement the mall’s premium selection of retailers and attractions and become a go-to option for shoppers to refuel,” said Lauren Murakami, Public Relations & Communications Manager at Kura Sushi USA. “Along with high quality sushi and other popular Japanese food staples served on a two-layered conveyor belt, we offer a gamified dining experience where guests can receive fun prizes just for eating. Designed to keep guests engaged and excited during each visit, at Kura Revolving Sushi Bar you can always look forward to a very unique and memorable meal, including Kur-B the KuraBot delivering drinks!”
Offering more than 140 fresh and delicious dishes free of artificial sweeteners, seasonings, preservatives, and colorings, the menu features a wide range of nigiri, rolls, noodle dishes and desserts, as well as an ever-changing selection of limited-time options introduced each month referred to as Kura’s Monthly Discoveries. The dining experience is a unique convergence of human and tech-powered service. Guests can select sushi plates from the revolving sushi bar that circulates throughout the restaurant and place food and drink orders from the touch panel tablet located at each table. Once the kitchen staff prepares the order by-hand, dishes zip down the top layer express belt – also known as the “sushi highway” – directly to the table. Further expanding the brand’s tech-focused dining experience, Kur-B the KuraBot was recently implemented across all Kura Sushi U.S. locations to assist waitstaff by delivering drink orders tableside.
Kura Sushi’s Bikkura Pon Prize System is another integral part of its interactive and tech-driven “eater-tainment” dining experience with collaborative prize partnerships. The system is comprised of a prize machine, touch panel and plate disposal slot located at every table. Connected via sensors, the touch panel registers the number of plates dispensed into the plate disposal slot. For every five plates inserted, a short animation plays on the touch panel and for every fifteen plates inserted, a prize is dispensed from the prize machine. Kura is currently partnered with one of the most popular electronic games of all time, Tetris®, for its “Tetris x Kura Sushi Bikkura Pon Series 2 Collaboration,” with a prize collection that includes a lanyard, temporary tattoos and can badges, available while supplies last.
“We are thrilled to welcome another first to market concept at Mall of America with the opening of Kura Revolving Sushi Bar,” said Carrie Charleston, Vice President of Leasing at Mall of America. “This interactive dining experience offers exceptional food while using innovative technology with its signature revolving sushi bar. Kura Revolving Sushi Bar is a fantastic addition to Mall of America that we can’t wait for our guests to enjoy.”
The new Bloomington restaurant located at 378 North Garden at Mall of America will be open November 21-23 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Starting Friday, November 25, the location will open daily at 11:00 a.m. and close Monday through Thursday at 8:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 9:00 p.m. and Sunday at 7:00 p.m. For more details about the new Bloomington location and to find the menu, visit https://kurasushi.com/locations/mall-of-america-mn.
About Kura Sushi USA, Inc.
Kura Sushi USA, Inc. is a leading technology-enabled Japanese restaurant concept with over 40 locations in 13 states and Washington D.C. that offers guests a distinctive dining experience built on authentic Japanese cuisine and an engaging revolving sushi service model. Kura Sushi USA, Inc. was established in 2008 as a subsidiary of Kura Sushi, Inc., a Japan-based revolving sushi chain with more than 500 restaurants and 45 years of brand history. For more information and to find a nearby location, please visit https://kurasushi.com and follow on Facebook @kurasushiusa, Instagram @kurasushi_usa, Twitter @kurasushi_usa and TikTok @kurasushiusa.