Conveyor Belt Sushi Comes to Blue Back

Imagine small plates of sushi gliding by you on a conveyer belt until you find just the right one that will please your taste buds.

That’s what happens with Kaiten-style sushi. On Tuesday, West Hartford diners will be introduced to this innovative style of dining when Umi Sushi + Tapas opens.

Umi is the state’s first conveyor-belt sushi restaurant, a fast-food style option for sushi lovers, where color-coded plates travel on the conveyor belt and customers can choose what they like off the belt.

“Dining at a Katien style sushi restaurant offers a whole new dimension to an evening out. It’s an opportunity for people to enjoy delicious food in an interesting environment,” head chef, Kohei Kishida, said in a news release.

You’ll not only find spicy tuna rolls and rainbow rolls, but also vegetarian sushi, miso soup, cooked entrees, green tea ice cream, cheesecake and more.

“The opening of Umi Sushi is yet another example of the vibrancy Blue Back Square brings to the area,” Barbara Lerner, project marketing manager for Blue Back Square, said in a news release. “With the increasing interest in sushi, news of the restaurant’s opening is already generating a buzz.”

There was a soft opening on Monday night and Umi opens at 11:15 a.m., according to its Facebook page.

You can check out the menu for yourself here.

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