We like sushi and we like sushi train! Sushi train restaurants are such a fun and easy way to eat sushi.
Kura Sushi is a 100% Japanese restaurant chain. Their restaurants serve delicious sushi for just 40 NTD a platter.
Both shops are extremely successful. That means that, quite often, you will have to queue, even on weekdays (it happened to us), unless you arrive very early.
On the other side, all the sushi on the conveyor belt will be super fresh.
How to Order in Kura Sushi
The staff will show you how to pick up the food from the belt. It can be tricky the first time, you have to lift the plate to open the cover.
The video below shows exactly how to do.
Source: Gaijin Tips Japan.
Pick up your sushi from the lower conveyor belt. You can also order from the touch screen (you will have to, if you want to order something else (beside sushi), such as tempura, ramen, desserts, drinks …
Don’t worry, you can switch the language of the touch screen to English. Your order will auto-magically fly on the magic carpet (the upper belt) to your table …
When you empty a plate, drop it in the slot at the table side. A computer system will count the number of plates and calculate the bill. As you can watch in the video above, you can win a little prize every 5 plates.
You can use the touch screen to ask for assistance or for the bill to be calculated, too.
Yes, but what about the sushi?
We like Kura Sushi and we believe is quite above the average of the sushi train shops in Taiwan. This is why Kura Sushi is so popular, even if it is more expensive (40 NTD per plate vs 30 …) than the competition.
If you are looking for good sushi in Taichung, this is one of the places we recommend.
How to go to Kura Sushi Sogo
The restaurant is at the 14th floor of Sogo Department Store in Taiwan Boulevard. Open from 11.00 to 22.00 hrs on weekdays, 10.30 to 22.00 on Saturdays and Sundays.
Bus Stop National Museum of Natural Science (bus #300 to #308) along the express bus lane.