If you are an avid sushi fan or lover of all things Japanese, you may have already heard of Kula. But if not, you have no idea what you are missing out on.
Cupertino is home to the very first and only Kula in the Bay Area with many in Southern California and more sprouting down there as well. (They also have more than 350 locations open in Japan.)
Kula is changing the restaurant game and bringing playfulness & food together in a concept that makes even Pokemon Go players say, “what??” The concept is simple, the lines are long, but the food more than makes up for the pure enjoyment you get when eating your meal.
Here is how it works:
Each seat or booth has a touch screen provided that you can order food from. There is also a conveyor belt that already has items you can choose from just like a regular sushi ‘boat’ or conveyor belt restaurant. (YES! Who doesn’t love instant gratification?)
So, here’s another thing, if you don’t see anything you want on the belt, you can order from the screen and within minutes, your food magically appears in front of you like it’s coming from a bank deposit chute (you can even hear the air pressure release when the food gets to you).
And if that isn’t enough to impress you, they make a game out of your dirty sushi plates by depositing them in a drop at your seat or table. Every time you put a plate in, it keeps the count and everytime you reach 5 plates, they reward you with an awesome anime-style video. Every time you reach 15 plates, a special video pops up and plop, out comes a prize in a little plastic ball. I KNOW RIGHT?
Is your mind blown yet?
All of this at a sushi joint and the best part is that the food actually tastes good. Though it’s not 5-star quality, they do try to use natural or organic ingredients whenever possible and most of the plates cost $2.25 so you’re not even breaking the bank too much when you come here (unless you’re trying to go for your 3rd or 4th prize).
This is a perfect place to come for everyone of all ages. Dahlia really enjoyed the videos, the toy prize (It was a Hello Kitty one that we got & what little girl wouldn’t love that!), and the reasonable prices. I do, however, recommend going on the weekdays if you can to avoid the wait, but just like anything all good things come to those who wait. And you wouldn’t want to miss out on this!