English Culture Videos

"Sushi Bar"

Instructions: Watch this video restaurants and answer the questions. Then, read the script at the bottom of the page.

Randall's favorite kind of sushi is ______.

And basically, the sushi is served on a conveyor belt that goes round and round, and you select the type of food that you want. The type of sushi of course that they might have . . . are yellow tail, salmon, tuna, octopus, squid. My favorite is tuna.

Every sushi plate costs ______.

Every sushi plate is, uh, $2.69, I think.

The restaurant closes at ______ p.m. on Wednesday.

And this particular place is open, uh, I think, Monday, or Sunday through Thursday, until 9:30 p.m. And Friday and Saturday night is . . .uh, it’s open until 10:00 p.m.

Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

Use the Internet to find a restaurant in your area of in a city of your choice that serves the types of food (cuisine) listed below. You can also select any type of restaurant that interests you. Then, answer the questions:

  • Italian, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian, French, Thai, Peruvian, Mexican
  1. What is the name of the restaurant?
  2. What are their hours?
  3. What are their specialties on the menu?
  4. What are the general prices of items on the menu?
  5. What do people say about the restaurant if reviews are available?
  6. Does the restaurant provide any entertainment?
  7. Do they offer any lunch or dinner specials?

Video Script

Hi, I’m Randall, and today, we’re traveling with family, and I want to introduce o

Hi, I’m Randall, and tonight, I’m visiting a restaurant called Kura Revolving Sushi Bar, uh, and it’s . . . in Japanese, it’s called kaiten sushi, one of my favorite types of foods to eat. And basically, the sushi is served on a conveyor belt that goes round and round, and you select the type of food that you want. The type of sushi of course that they might have . . .  are yellow tail, salmon, tuna, octopus, squid. My favorite is tuna.

And uh, basically, you select, uh, sushi. Every sushi plate is, uh, $2.69, I think. They have additional menu items. And this particular place is open, uh, I think, Monday, or Sunday through Thursday, until 9:30 p.m. And Friday and Saturday night is . . .uh, it’s open until 10:00 p.m. So, I’m looking forward to enjoying some really good sushi tonight. Enjoy.

ur grandson, Odin. And Odin is two years old. He loves cheese and chicken nuggets. His favorite characters are Buzz and Woody (from Toy Story) and he loves cats. Oddie!