An office-heavy stretch of Jersey City’s Newport neighborhood just gained a unique dining option called Kura Sushi that offers a plethora of sushi on a conveyor belt system and even features a few robots to deliver tableside drinks.
Jersey Digs broke the news about the impending arrival of California-based Kura Sushi over two years ago. While the brand established their U.S. presence 14 years ago, parent company Kura Corporation opened their first restaurant in Japan back way back in 1977.
Kura Sushi opened inside Newport Tower at 525 Washington Boulevard just after the Thanksgiving holiday, marking the company’s second New Jersey restaurant after the 2020 opening of their Fort Lee location. The eatery focuses on authentic Japanese dishes using natural, premium ingredients free of artificial sweeteners, seasonings, preservatives and colorings.
The dining experience at Kura Sushi includes a two-layered conveyor belt system consisting of a revolving sushi bar and an express belt. The sushi bar circulates throughout the entire restaurant and provides diners with a variety of sushi plates for $3.70 each that are protected by a ventilated lid.
Besides sushi, the rest of their menu includes over 140 dishes spanning a variety of soups, salads, dumplings, fried takoyaki, carpaccio, and udon dishes. A new addition at Kura Sushi, called Kur-B, is a “KuraBot” that delivers personalized drink orders to diners at their tables.
Kura Sushi offers a Bikkura Pon Prize System, with rewards given to customers for every 15 sushi plates they purchase. The hours of operation at their Jersey City restaurant span from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, closing at 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.