We haven’t done a sushi restaurant in a while so I thought I would try the new one that just opened in Chinatown. Sapporo Revolving Sushi at 4671 Spring Mountain Road is among a variety of sushi places so if you are going to compete you need to be different and good.
Sapporo doesn’t need waiters and waitresses. You wait on yourself, kind of. The hostess will seat you at your table and take your drink order. She then will show you the iPad located on each table. From the iPad you can order anything you want and it will magically appear at your table.
The sushi chef gets your order and prepares it fresh. He then sends it to your table on a robot that wheels it out on the top level of a conveyor belt and stops right at your table, and you grab your plate. It’s really quite cool to watch your food coming at you and then stop right at your table. It’s also fun to see all the dishes that go by you to another table.
The conveyor belt has two levels – the top where the items you order from the iPad are delivered and the lower that has small plate samplings. As you see a dish go by that has something you want to try you just grab the plate from the conveyor belt. All of the items are priced at $2.50 per plate on the conveyor belt. This is a great way to try different pieces of sushi.
You can also try a smaller sampling of a sushi roll. Each small plate usually has two pieces of sushi or 2-3 pieces of a sushi roll. Usually at an all-you-can-eat sushi place you only get to try one or two rolls because they are big and fill you up; unless you went with a group and everyone got different rolls and you shared. With this concept you get to try more items before you fill up.
The sushi was good and reasonably priced. I have gone to a lot of the all-you-can-eat sushi places around town and ended up having plenty to eat. I found myself trying many different rolls at Sapporo because they are smaller in size. Normally I would just stick with my go-to favorites and be filled up because they were full sized rolls. This lets me have a lot of variety, and as they say, variety is the spice of life.
They have cooked entrees as well on the menu and different ramen dishes so if you go with a group there will be something for everyone. Be sure to try the sushi tacos, as they were so good. I had the shrimp tacos and the tuna tacos.
The waitress will keep coming around to fill your drinks and answer any questions you have or if you need help ordering anything from the iPad. Sapporo makes for a fun night of eating. I give it 3.50 Forks out of 4.