Misadventures with Miso

Misadventures with Miso

Friday, July 31, 2015

Kula not Kura Kaiten Zushi

Sometimes it gets confusing trying to remember places I ate at. When restaurants chose to have similar names it makes it more confusing. Such as it is with Kura Sushi in Costa Mesa and Kula Sushi in Irvine, California. Both are kaiten zushi (conveyor belt sushi) and not far from each other. This time the visit was to Kula Revolving Sushi Bar.

We visited Kula not long after it opened. Kula is owned and operated by Kura Corporations of Japan where they have 322 Muten Kura Sushi restaurants. At this time they now have eight Kula restaurants in California.

Their site says they try to use organic products whenever possible. I'm not sure what part of the meal is that but they did have some items that aren't usually part of many conveyor belt restaurants like these uni gunkan.

The cucumber sunomono was fresh. Kula's site says they use an automated system to remove dishes after a period of time. The use of lids is also a good idea.

I don't have a lot of photos since back then my camera wasn't the best. But these California roll pieces turned out pretty well. Not sure who ate them. I thought the logo green tea cup was cute too.

However if it's yellowtail nigiri odds are it was mine. The Hakutsuru Draft Sake is also a clue.

No idea if this is farmed or wild salmon. I do remember I enjoyed the food they offered and thought the space was nice. My only complaint at that time was the music was so loud we couldn't have a conversation and hear each other. Hopefully they lowered the volume. I can't speak for how the food is now but they are doing well enough to continue to open more restaurants.

Kula Sushi Bar's website is here and here is their Facebook where there is more up to date information. The one we ate at is located at 17932 Sky Park Circle, Irvine, CA.

If you are curious about Kura Sushi, I did a post about it back in 2009 that is here.

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