food revolution

Company profile

Company Name
Kura Corporation
Date of Establishment
May 1977( establishment of business)
November 1995 (established as a company ltd)
2 billion yen
Kunihiko Tanaka
Annual Sales
Non-consolidated sales 105.3 billion yen (Ended October 2015)
Number of Employees
Regular employee App. 1,143
Part-time App. 11,057
Head Office Address
1-2-1 Fukasaka, Naka-ku, Sakai-shi, Osaka 599-8253, Japan
Number of Restaurants
365 (as of October, 2015)
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Kiyo Bank Ltd. Mizuho Bank Bank of Kyoto, Ltd.
Description of Business
Establishment and operation of a chain of revolving sushi restaurants based on direct management with a focus on sushi
Stock Exchange Listing
Tokyo Stock Exchange, 1st Section (Japan)
Affiliated Company
Kula Sushi USA, Inc. (CA, US)
President, Hajime Uba
President, Kentaro Nishikawa


May. 1977
Opened in Sakai City as an ordinary sushi restaurant
July 1984
Opened the first revolving sushi restaurant “Kura-Zushi” in Sakai City
with the catchphrase, “enjoy a real sushi at ¥100”.
(Introduced a revolutionary linear lane kaiten-zushi)
Mar. 1990
Established Kura-Zushi
July 1995
Established the head office and the Osaka Center in Sakai, Osaka
Nov. 1995
Established as a company ltd
Feb. 1997
Introduced the QR time control management system
Apr. 1999
Introduced an automatic disposal system
Dec. 2000
Introduced “Bikkura Pon”- a kind of amenity
Feb. 2001
Introduced “Touch de Pon” -a new taking order system
May. 2001
Listed on NASDAQ Japan (currently JASDAQ)
Nov. 2002
Introduced a touch panel order system
Dec. 2004
Acquired the ISO9001 (nonrenewal in 2006)
Oct. 2005
Listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
Apr. 2006
Established the office and the training center in Sayama, Osaka
Dec. 2006
Achieved the opening of the 100th restaurant in Kansai region
Oct. 2008
Achieved the opening of the 100th restaurant in Kanto region
Sep. 2009
First Restaurant opened in United States, "Irvine,CA"
Nov. 2012
Sold industry's first "Shoyu Ramen with Seven Seafood Broth"
Dec. 2013
Sold industry's first "Genuine Coffee"
Dec. 2014
First Restaurant opened in Taiwan,"Shmgiang Namjimg"
July 2016
"Rice-Cola" first ever sold in the world
Oct. 2016
Construction of "Kaizuka Center", a natural fish processing factory is completed