Kura Sushi opening tech-based Tampa location at WestShore Plaza

The tech-based restaurant sensation Kura Sushi will open its very first Tampa location 214 Westshore Plaza some time in 2023. This announcement follows its debut in Central Florida. “The tech-based eatery signed for 2,734 square feet for 10 years, said Ripco Real Estate, which represented the tenant,” according to a press release.

Kura offers a technology forward dining experience with authentic dishes made with premium ingredients served via a double-layered conveyor belt system. Feast with your eyes, and then grab what seems most appetizing to you. Since the first restaurant opening in 1977, Kura Sushi, Inc. has grown substantially with more than 500 locations across Japan, Taiwan and the United States.

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“We were excited to work with Kura Sushi to find an ideal space to expand its brand,” said Alison Horbach, vice president at RIPCO Real Estate, who represented the restaurant. “The company has been working to continue to grow its presence both in Florida and nationally.” If this Kura proves successful, the restaurant could work to expand its presence in the Tampa area market. A wider Florida expansion is also in the works.

This debut is a major win for Westshore Plaza. It’s already home to AMC Theaters, and a litany of staple retail shops seen at malls across America. Additionally, Westshore Plaza has local favorites such as Blind Tiger Cafe. Follow Kura on its website and Facebook for updates on an opening timeline.

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