Sushi Revolution opened today on Tacoma Mall Boulevard (near the old Tony Roma's).
It claims to be the largest conveyor belt, or kaiten, sushi restaurant in the Northwest. I dropped in for lunch today. While I forgot to carry my measuring tape, I could easily see how Sushi Revolution makes its big claim: the conveyor belt is double tracked, bending back on itself like one of those cattle-chute lines at airport security. Diners have not one, but two moving rows of sushi passing before them to choose from. Get 'em coming and going.
Sushi Revolution seats 90 -- on par with Blue Island, a kaiten sushi restaurant that opened recently in Federal Way.
Sushi Revolution's plates cost $1 to $3.50, priced at color-coded 50-cent increments. On opening day, some sushi-makers had a hard time distinguishing between $1, $2 and $3 plates -- tamago, or egg, sushi moved past me on the conveyor belt on various colored plates at various price points. ($1 was their true price.)
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I also spotted lots of fake crab. But it's only opening day. I'll be back.
Sushi Revolution: 5525 Tacoma Mall Blvd., Suite D101; 253-475-5559. Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily.