station features new concept in ordering.(Neighbor)
Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) August
22 , 2002
Byline: Erin Holmes Daily Herald Staff Writer
Your favorite sushi may lie right around
the corner. Don't move. It'll come to you.
Sushi Station, a restaurant that takes sushi directly
to patrons' tables via chilled domes atop a winding conveyor belt,
has chugged into Rolling Meadows, bringing a style already hip in
Japan to the Northwest suburbs.
"The concept is very new here," said
Andrea Mayer, who has helped get the restaurant off the ground.
"You'll have to see it."
The restaurant, which opened this week, color codes
its plates to correspond to prices. Those plates then rotate through
the restaurant, allowing seated customers to simply reach over and
grab the meal they would like.
There also are some items prepared by individual
order - such as tempura, which could get soggy rotating on a conveyor
"You can sit there and you can order off a
menu," Mayer said. "Or you can, as the food is going by
and you see something that you want, just open the door to the dome
... and take what you want."
It's called "kaiten," or revolving, sushi.
The concept is typical in Japan, but as of yet hasn't become too
common in the United States.
Mayer plugs it as an affordable meal - some plates
apparently cost only a buck or two - and a good way for those unaccustomed
to dining at sushi establishments to taste a little of everything.
Sushi Station was opened under the corporation
It is the latest addition to the Marketplace of
Rolling Meadows at Algonquin and Golf roads, which already is home
to a number of eateries, including Quizno's Subs, Atlanta Bread
Company, Panda Express and Baja Fresh Mexican Grill.
Sushi Station will host grand-opening festivities
tonight for people who played a role in getting the restaurant up
Normal business hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
Kids' meals and carry-out - from handy menus that
include pictures of every prepare plate - are available. Alcohol,
including sake, also will be served.
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