The Demise of Whole Food’s Conveyor Belt Sushi?


While out and about last weekend, we heard some interesting information about the Whole Foods on the Bowery.

When the Whole Foods Bowery opened in 2007, the inclusion of Sushiya, a conveyor belt sushi spot, more properly called kaiten-sushi, on the second floor was met with some excitement. I ate there (and ate, and ate, and ate) with competitive eaters Tim Janus and Crazy Legs Conti while they were training for Nathan’s hot-dog-eating contest.

But rumor has it that the all-you-can-eat sushi is not doing as well as Whole Foods would like, and the preliminary plan is to rip out the conveyor belt in favor of a ramen restaurant. Which is just what that part of town needs!

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