We visited Kurata for the first time last night and were delighted with the place. The space is small, but beautifully and simply designed for a comfortable and peaceful dining experience. We ordered an assortment of dishes including Miso soup, gyoza (pot stickers), sashimi, and a spider roll from an extensive menu. It was all excellent. The sashimi was fresh and came in a generously large serving. This is definitely a place to which we will return frequently to try other menu items.