Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Kura Sushi Plans to Open New location at Arsenal Yards in Watertown

A chain of conveyor belt sushi restaurants with roots in Japan will be opening its first location in New England within a new complex just west of Boston.

According to a press release, Kura Sushi is planning to open at the Arsenal Yards in Watertown, with the place featuring a revolving selection of sushi items on a conveyor belt that moves by each table, allowing diners to choose what they want as the food goes by. The release says that the restaurant will also allow patrons to order via a touchscreen panel at the tables and have their orders brought to them in that manner as well. If all goes as planned, the new location of Kura Sushi could be opening in the summer of 2021.

Currently, Kura Sushi has more than 400 locations in Asia and the United States, with most of the U.S. locations being in California and Texas.

A number of other restaurants and bars are slated to come to Arsenal Yards, which is located at the site of the old Arsenal Mall in East Watertown. Some spots announced for the complex include The Gallows, Tori Jiro, Pepe's Pizza, Condesa Restaurante Mexicano, Tender Greens, Shake Shack, Pokeworks, and City Works Eatery and Pour House.

The website for Kura Sushi can be found at

[March 18, 2022 update: According to a source (Sarah Wu), Kura Sushi has its grand opening in Watertown on Monday, March 21.]

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

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