TYSONS, VA — Shoppers at Tysons Corner Center may be familiar with the revolving sushi bar on the lower level of the mall. Just minutes away from the mall, there's a new standalone restaurant serving sushi and other Japenese dishes moved by a conveyor belt and drinks delivered by robots.
Kura Revolving Sushi Bar opened Wednesday at 8461 Leesburg Pike Suite C, Tysons, VA. Dine-in service began Thursday.
Kura Sushi is a Japanese restaurant concept established in Japan in 1977 and expanded to the U.S. in 2008. The restaurant brand helped establish the revolving sushi concept, which features sushi plates circulated around the restaurant by conveyor belt. There's also an express belt where kitchen staff can send dishes customers order by tablet at their table.
The menu features over 140 Japanese dishes free of artificial sweeteners, seasonings, preservatives and coloring.
One of the restaurant brand's latest technological improvements has been drink orders delivered by Kur-B the KuraBot robot. Staff typically receive orders, place beverages on the robots and program it to deliver to a specific table. Diners place orders directly on the tablet at their table and check out on their mobile phone.
The restaurant offers prizes once certain numbers of dishes are ordered. For the Tysons opening, diners will receive a random Pacman-themed prize for every 15 sushi plates purchased through Oct. 31. These prizes could include rubber keychains, cable protectors and acrylic stickers. The prizes will also be available for purchase at the restaurant while supplies last.
Diners can also join the Kura Sushi Rewards program, which provides a $5 reward for every $50 spent, allows diners to see live wait times, join the waitlist remotely, and receive special promotions.
The restaurant brand has hundreds of locations in Japan, Taiwan and the U.S. This is the 40th U.S. location and first in Virginia.
Special hours for the Tysons location on Friday are 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. After that, hours will be 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
For more information, visit kurasushi.com.
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