Kula Revolving Sushi Bar opened its San Diego location quite some time ago, but it wasn’t until recently that I visited – the long wait usually deterred me, but finally I made my way there one Friday evening.
I went around 8:30PM, and the wait was still quite intimidating – the electronic queuing system estimated our wait time to be around 80 minutes. However, I was prepared for the wait that day and stuck it out.
Kula serves “revolving” sushi, which means plates of sushi and nigiri are sent down a conveyor belt that runs by all the tables in the restaurant. When you see something that you like, simply grab it off the conveyor belt and dispose of the empty plate in a slot at your table. In addition to taking items that are coming around, you can also order specific dishes from screens at each seat, and those items will be “sent” you to via a second conveyor belt that stops right in front of you! I didn’t take too many photos of this system, but you can check out photos (and videos!) from Faye, Kirbie, and Darren.
Here’s an assortment of photos of what we ate – each plate is $2.25.
Red Snapper with Yuzu Pepper