Kura Sushi Introduces Tokyo’s Ultimate Revolving Sushi Restaurant Experience in Ginza

Photo of Premium Sushi Set: Kura as Kura Sushi

It’s safe to say that delicious sushi sits at the top of the culinary itineraries of many who visit Japan. Moreover, many who travel to Japan are excited to try out an authentic revolving sushi restaurant. These restaurants, called kaitenzushi in Japanese, offer sushi plates delivered to your table via a rotating conveyor belt.

Photo of Conger Eel sushi at Kura Sushi

“あなご,” Conger Eel 150 JPY (tax included)

Kura Sushi, Japan’s most prominent sushi chain, just opened a new restaurant in Ginza that may be one of the best places to enjoy this fun style of sushi in Tokyo!

Photo of entrance to Kura Sushi in Ginza

On April 24th 2024, Kura Sushi held a special event to introduce the brand new “Kura Sushi Global Flagship Store Ginza,” (officially opened on April 25th) and the Umami bites team had the pleasure of visiting to try it out.

Photo of sushi made at a food stall at Kura Sushi in Ginza

A revolving sushi restaurant perfect for first-time visitors to Japan!

Kura Sushi’s “Global Flagship Stores” are special restaurants that Kura Sushi uses to promote Japanese culture as part of their global outreach. These restaurants often feature refined wooden interiors inspired by traditional Japanese festivals, multilingual support, and entertainment. This makes them perfect for travelers to Japan, providing them with a fun and memorable dining experience.

Photo of food stalls at Kura Sushi in Ginza

The festival atmosphere is perfect for enjoying the restaurant’s premium sushi

Photo of tuna sushi at Kura Sushi in Ginza

The special event’s festivities proved the new restaurant to be a wonderful addition to Kura Sushi’s Global Flagship Stores!

Kura Sushi Global Flagship Store Ginza: Tokyo’s new sushi star

One of the first things we noticed when visiting the new Flagship Store in Ginza is the massive sushi conveyor belt. Customers may be surprised by the impressively long lane that keeps a constant flow of sushi traveling by their seats, inviting them to a fun and engaging meal!

Photo of the conveyor belt at Kura Sushi in Ginza

The conveyor belt has a constant flow of sushi, helping you figure out what to order next

The large sushi conveyor belt winding through the restaurant distinguishes this Kura Sushi location from others where customers order from a menu and receive their sushi directly, without the constant movement of plates around them.

At Kura Sushi Global Flagship Store Ginza, you can order from a digital tablet to select your items, but you also have the option to pick any enticing dishes that float by (and are not reserved by other customers) on the fly. This embodies the store’s promotion of “real kaitenzushi,” where there is a sense of adventure in your menu!

An atmospheric dining experience that will highlight your trip to Japan

First-time travelers to Japan will no doubt find the restaurant’s decor to be a fascinating look at Japanese culture to pair with their meal. Kura Sushi Global Flagship Store Ginza boasts an immersive Edo-era theme, with a traditional wooden Japanese architectural motif that feels a bit like a trip through time.

Photo of dango dumplings at a food stall at Kura Sushi in Ginza

At the food stalls, the staff prepare not only sushi, but traditional sweets like dango dumplings

The restaurant also embraces a traditional Japanese festival theme with food stalls where skilled artisans prepare sushi, fry up tempura, and craft dango (sweet dumplings made from rice flour, often served on a skewer in threes) right on the spot. If you’re lucky you can place an order and then head to a stall to see them prepared for you as they would be at a festival!

Photo of sushi prepared at a food stall at Kura Sushi in Ginza

Watch your sushi be made at a traditional Japanese food stall

Kura Sushi’s menu has something for everyone!

As with all Kura Sushi stores, the restaurant boasts an array of sushi delights from classic nigiri featuring fresh, premium fish to rolls with creative ingredients that are sure to win over international diners.

Beyond just sushi, diners can also indulge in crispy tempura plates and traditional Japanese sweets like the chewy, mouthwatering dango dumplings. Here are a few of the brand new items the Umami bites team sampled at Kura Sushi Global Flagship Store Ginza!

Photo of Premium Sushi Set: Kura at Kura Sushi in Ginza

“特上にぎり『蔵-KURA-』,” Premium Sushi Set: Kura 1,800 JPY (tax included)

Photo of sushi at Kura Sushi in Ginza

The new “Premium Sushi Set: Kura” is a great all-around starter, featuring favorites like marinated tuna, shrimp, and even includes a “Sponge cake-style Japanese Omelet” as a delectable finish!

Green Tiger Prawn Tempura Assortment

“阿波の足赤海老天盛り,” Green Tiger Prawn Tempura Assortment 1,000 JPY (tax included)

If you want some crispy and crunchy variety to add to your sushi meal, consider the “Premium Tempura Assortment,” with tempura crowd-pleasers like shrimp and conger eel.

Photo of dango dumplings at Kura Sushi in Ginza

Front center “みたらし” Mitarashi Dango 150 JPY (tax included), center right “あんこ” Red Bean Paste Dango 200 JPY (tax included), top-back “抹茶あん” Matcha-flavored Bean Paste Dango 200 JPY (tax included)

Finally, finish up with some sweet dango dumplings for dessert. They include flavors like red bean, matcha, and mitarashi (sweet soy sauce glaze)!

Customers also won’t have any trouble ordering these delicious plates. In line with their excellent service and inviting atmosphere for international travelers visiting Japan for the first time, each table is equipped with a digital tablet ordering system that features multilingual support and clear picturing.

A sushi dining experience you’ll never forget

Overall, the event was a great showcase of how the Kura Sushi Global Flagship Store Ginza is a wonderful new addition to the Tokyo sushi scene. The restaurant offers a offers a well-rounded, immersive experience that encapsulates the rich flavors of Japanese cuisine, as well as an atmosphere that really lets diners appreciate their time in Japan.

Hiroyuki Okamoto, head of Investor and Public Relations for Kura Sushi, emphasized that sentiment when asked about what he wants customers from outside of Japan to enjoy the most:

“First, the moment they enter, I want guests to enjoy the essence of Japan and get excited. Then, once they’re seated, it’s all about the sushi…It’s thrilling to see the sushi moving. Guests can also enjoy watching the sushi being freshly made at the food stalls. There are so many exciting moments. I believe they will have so much fun that they’ll forget about time!”

Photo of Hiroyuki Okamoto promoting Kura Sushi in Ginza

Hiroyuki Okamoto (right) explains the charm of the restaurant

So, for those looking to mark their time in Japan with something more than just a great meal, be sure to stop by Kura Sushi Global Flagship Store Ginza. Here, you can enjoy an authentic but innovative revolving sushi restaurant experience while soaking in a lively atmosphere that’ll make you truly appreciate your visit to Japan!

Photo of sushi, tempura, and dango at Kura Sushi in Ginza

A sushi feast awaits at Kura Sushi Global Flagship Store Ginza


Store name くら寿司 グローバル旗艦店 銀座
Kura Sushi Global Flagship Store Ginza
Address Marronnier Gate Ginza 2 7F, 3-2-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Access Ginza-Itchōme Station 2-minute walk from Ginza-Itchōme Station Exit 4
  • Tokyo Metro Yūrakuchō Line(Y19)

Ginza Station 3-minute walk from Ginza Station Exit C8
  • Tokyo Metro Ginza Line (G09)
  • Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line (M16)
  • Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line (H09)

Yūrakuchō Station 4-minute walk from Yūrakuchō Station Central Exit
  • JR Yamanote Line(JY30)
  • JR Keihin-Tōhoku Line(JK25)
  • JR Negishi Line(JK25)
Phone number 03-6228-7620
Reservations Accepted
  • Cash
  • Credit cards(American Express・Diners・Discover・JCB・Master・VISA)
  • Transportation-related electronic money not accepted
  • Electronic money not accepted
  • QR code payment(AEON Pay・Alipay+・ANA Pay・atone・au PAY・d Payment・EPOS PAY・FamiPay・Ginko Pay・K PLUS・LaLaPay・LINE Pay・Merpay・Paydon・PayPay・pring・QUO Card Pay・Rakuten Pay・WeChat Pay・Yucho Pay)
Service charge/Table charge None
Hours Mon-Fri. 11:00-23:00(last order 22:30)
Sat-Sun. 10:20-23:00(last order 22:30)
Closed No holidays
excluding Marronnier Gate Ginza holidays
Seating 242 seats
14 counter seats, 228 table seats
Smoking All seats are non-smoking
Official website https://www.kurasushi.co.jp/
Other information
  • Digital menu tablets are available with Japanese, English, Korean, and Chinese language only
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Take-out service is available; delivery service is not available
  • Luggage storage space is available
  • Wi-Fi is available

※Menu contents, prices, store information, etc. are current as of April 2024.