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Sushi and Game Night at Kura Sushi

Last Updated on 2024-04-30 by Teni

It’s no secret that I love the conveyor belt sushi chain Kura Sushi — it’s my favorite mommy-daughter bonding spot. But let me use my tiny space on the internet to tell you exactly why I love sushi and game night at Kura Sushi. Plus, I’ll also be sharing an exclusive look at the Kura Sushi Global Flagship Store Ginza.

Sushi and Game Night at Kura Sushi

Conveyor belt sushi is popular among Japanese families. Add games and prizes to the mix and it’s easy to see why going out to eat is actually practical option for family dining in Japan.

In fact, Miss M and I eat sushi at our neighborhood Kura Sushi at least once a month (sometimes more)!

But, my recent visit to Kura Sushi Global Flagship Store Ginza has me convinced that Kura Sushi has truly elevated the sushi game.

Kura Sushi Global Flagship Store Ginza 

 

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Nestled in the heart of Ginza,  Kura Sushi Global Flagship Store Ginza offers an interactive dining experience. 

Picture this: Edo Japan vibes swirling around you, an exclusive “Kura Koedo” menu teasing your taste buds, and limited edition “UNIKURA” (UNIQLO x Kura Sushi) collaboration merchandise beckoning from every corner. 

Kura Sushi Global Flagship Store Ginza officially opened its doors on Thursday, April 25th. But, when you step inside, you’re immediately transported back in time to the enchanting era of Edo Japan. 

The traditional decor and ambiance create an immersive dining experience like no other. 

But it’s not just the aesthetics that steal the show—the functionality is equally impressive. The compact, wooden booster seats, a staple in kid-friendly restaurants across Japan, are easily attached to the tables, ensuring a comfortable dining experience for little ones. You’ll also get to experience a bit of Japanese minimalist interior design as all the condiments and utensils neatly store away within the table top!

Menu

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As avid sushi enthusiasts, Miss M and I are no strangers to Kura Sushi’s ever-evolving menu. The culinary wizards at Kura Sushi Ginza fearlessly experiment with flavors, offering a delightful array of dishes that transcend traditional sushi fare. 

From noodle dishes to tantalizing desserts, there’s something to tantalize every taste bud. And with most menu items priced at a wallet-friendly 150 yen, indulgence has never been more affordable

The menu also includes coffee, tea, fruit juices, soft drinks, a few alcoholic beverages, and draft beer too.

Kura Sushi Global Flagship Store Ginza, on the other hand, has new exclusive menu items like tempura and dango, all prepared and served at indoor food stalls.

How To Order

Grab any dish off the conveyor belt by gently opening the plastic dome. I prefer the touchscreen, though.


Use the touchscreen to select the language of your choice and flip through the menu.


Not sure what to choose? Here’s a few of our family favorites: 

 

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Bonito (Katsuo)

Salmon with Onion and Mayonnaise

Chicken Bites

Natto Rolls

French Fries

Chocolate Cake & Mousse

Games, Games, Games!


What I love most about Kura Sushi are the mini games. After you finish a plate, insert it into the slot on the table. Once you’ve collected 5 plates, a mini game plays on the touchscreen.

The game is an animated short of a boy or girl trying to complete a task (pulling off a magic show without a hitch, whitewater rafting, ghost hunting, etc), games change seasonally, but Miss M adores the ghost and magic show games.


If your screen shows はずれ (hazure) at the end, it means you’ve lost. You’ll be able to tell by the characters’ reactions, though!)

あたり (atari) means you’ve won, and you get a capsule toy.

The toy is usually a Kura Sushi keychain shaped like one of their dishes. Other times, it’s a figure or keychain or washi tape featuring popular anime characters like Dragon Ball, One Piece, or Detective Conan.

Check Out

Now, if you’re like me and are obsessed with earning points, you’ll be happy to know that you can earn and pay with Rakuten Points at Kura Sushi.

READ: How To Earn Points In Japan Like A Boss

More Tips

You can use the Kura Sushi app (Japanese language only) to reserve a booth in advance, but for last-minute lunch or dinner plans:

Be prepared to sit counter-side when it’s packed. On the bright side, everyone gets their own monitor for the mini-games!

Avoid the crowd by eating lunch between 11:00 and 11:30 AM or after 1 PM.

Likewise, for dinner, arrive before 6 PM or after 7 PM. We usually go right after school, arriving by 4:45-5 PM. By the time we leave at 6, the evening line is nearly out the door!

Ready for sushi and game nights at Kura Sushi?