Adventurous eaters only: 4 restaurants offering original dishes

Have you ever had sushi delivered on a conveyor belt or tasted Ukrainian borscht?


If you’re looking for a restaurant to shake up your dinner, try one of these recently opened options.

Conveyor belt sushi

For a fun and interactive twist on your typical sushi dinner, head to Kura Revolving Sushi Bar. Once seated, you will have a conveyor belt on one side, where you can pick the plate you are interested in, or a screen that allows you to order plates à la carte. You’ll pay at the plate, which usually costs less than a few dollars each, and you’ll win prizes if you hit the right milestones.

Korean egg toast

Serving all things egg, Egg Bomb opened earlier this month at 808 North Lamar Blvd., taking over the former location of Ola Poke. Egg Bomb specializes in Korean egg sandwiches, with toppings like cheese, caramelized onions, avocado, salmon, and condiments; “Egg Tots”, or fries with eggs and toppings, plus coffee and sides. You can also find egg toast and squid ink hot dogs at Oh K-Dog.

Grilled pies

With a desire to fill out the torta-like set they saw in Austin‘s fare, co-owner couple Mariha Hinojosa and Julian Richmond opened La Plancha, 1701 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, on July 1 . Mexican sandwiches are served on bolillo bread with toppings including avocado, barbacoa, queso fresco, refried beans, cheese, pickles and salsa. There are other options: think papas fritas, street corn and mini churros.

Ukrainian food to take away

You can take your chicken to Kyiv at the new takeout-only restaurant U-Cuisine, 5610 N. I-35, which opened in mid-June. Ukrainian chefs and owners Alla Shelest and Mariana Shelestiuk said they were trying to bring a taste of their home country amid a difficult time in history. Try Chicken Kyiv, a chicken breast stuffed with dill and parsley rolled in breadcrumbs; borscht, a Burgundy beetroot soup; Holubtsi, cabbage rolls with beef and pork; and lviv syrnyk, a chocolate cheesecake with raisins.

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