The lunch rush was in full force Tuesday, and the sushi was efficiently delivered to scores of diners on a conveyor belt. Kura might not be a household name in the United States, but the revolving sushi bar has hundreds of locations in Japan.
“It’s kind of like Starbucks over there,” said Eric Contreras, assistant manager of the Irvine restaurant.
This Kura is located at Diamond Jamboree, a shopping center that ranks as one of the most consistently crowded places in Orange County, a few freeway exits from Angel Stadium. Contreras said the Kura restaurant in Little Tokyo, near Dodger Stadium, is not as busy as this one.
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