May 2, 2019

Hajime Uba
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Kura Sushi USA, Inc.
17932 Sky Park Circle, Suite H
Irvine, CA 92614

       Re: Kura Sushi USA, Inc.
           Draft Registration Statement on Form S-1
           Submitted April 5, 2019
           CIK No. 0001772177

Dear Mr. Uba:

       We have reviewed your draft registration statement and have the
following comments. In
some of our comments, we may ask you to provide us with information so we may
understand your disclosure.

       Please respond to this letter by providing the requested information and
either submitting
an amended draft registration statement or publicly filing your registration
statement on
EDGAR. If you do not believe our comments apply to your facts and circumstances
or do not
believe an amendment is appropriate, please tell us why in your response.

      After reviewing the information you provide in response to these comments
and your
amended draft registration statement or filed registration statement, we may
have additional

Draft Registration Statement on Form S-1

Additional Financial Measures and Other Data, page iv

1.     As cash-on-cash return includes in its computation the non-GAAP measure
       "Restaurant-level Adjusted EBITDA," it appears it is a non-GAAP
financial measure that
       should be described as such. Please revise your disclosure as
appropriate. Also, provide
       with equal or greater prominence the most directly comparable GAAP
       Reference is made to Item 10(e)(1)(i)(A) and (2) of Regulation S-K.
2.     You state in the last paragraph that "cash-on-cash return" is a widely
used metric in the
       restaurant industry. To the extent your calculation of this metric
differs from that
       commonly used in the industry, please explain these differences here as
well as any
       material underlying assumptions. Also address specific limitations on
comparability, such
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         as the number of restaurants included in a particular period or the
fact that all of your
         locations are leased.
Prospectus Summary
Overview of Kura Shushi USA, page 1

3.       Refer to the fourth paragraph following the bar graph on page 2.
Please substantiate that
         your cash-on-cash return for fiscal year 2017 restaurant openings "is
among the highest of
         publicly listed casual dining companies."
Our Strengths, page 2

4.       On page 4 and where ever else presented please disclose with equal or
greater prominence
         the comparable GAAP measure to the non-GAAP measure "restaurant-level
         EBITDA margin" pursuant to Item 10(e)(1)(i)(A) of Regulation S-K.
Summary Historical Financial and Operating Data
Key Financial and Operational Metrics, page 12

5.       On page 15 you present a reconciliation of the non-GAAP measure
         adjusted EBITDA" that is ultimately reconciled to consolidated net
income. It appears
         this measure is not indicative of overall company performance and
profitability in that this
         measure does not accrue directly to the benefit of shareholders due to
the nature of the
         costs excluded, such as depreciation and amortization, general and
         preopening costs/rent expense and non-cash rent expense. It appears
the reconciliation of
         this measure should begin with your most directly comparable GAAP
measure, such as
         "operating income" reported in your statement of earnings. Such a
reconciliation appears
         to be more representative of a restaurant level contribution to your
results, rather than to
         net income which is an overall company measure. Please revise your
Risks Related to Ownership of Our Class A Common Stock
There may be an adverse effect on the value and liquidity of our Class A common
stock, page 34

6.       Please clarify that future issuances of Class B common stock may be
dilutive to Class A
Risks Related to Our Organizational Structure
We are controlled by Kura Corporation, whose interests may differ from those of
our other
stockholders, page 37
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shares that
7.     Please place these risks in
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outcome of matters
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The corporate opportunity provisions in our amended and restated certificate of
could enable Kura Corporation to benefit, page 39

8.       Please put this risk factor into context by disclosing the number or
percentage of your
         officers and directors who fit into each of the three categories in
bullet point in this risk
Capitalization , page 43

9.       Please revise to exclude the amount of cash and cash equivalents from
the amount of
         "total capitalization."
Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of
Overview, page 51

10.      Please describe any known trends or uncertainties that have had, or
that you reasonably
         expect will have, a material favorable or unfavorable impact on
revenue or results of
         operations. We note by way of example that your discussion of
"honeymoon period" and
         cash-on-cash return appears limited to the three restaurants opened in
fiscal year 2017.
         Also address the reasons for the variance in comparable restaurant
sales growth
         percentage. Refer to Item 303(a) of Regulation S-K and Section
III.B.3. of Release No.
Business, page 65

11.      We note your statement in several places in the document that you
believe you have an
         opportunity to grow your restaurant base to over 290 restaurants in
the United States.
         Please clarify the time period by which you expect you might grow to
over 290
         restaurants. In this regard, we note that you have added three to four
restaurants each year
         between 2015 and today, with a total of 21 restaurants open currently.
Management, page 81

12.      Please provide the disclosure required by Item 407(c) of Regulation
S-K, including
         whether you consider diversity in identifying nominees for director
and whether you have
         a policy with regard to consideration of diversity in identifying
director nominees. If so,
         describe how this policy is implemented and how the board assesses its
          Refer to Item 407(c)(2)(vi) of Regulation S-K and, for guidance,
Regulation S-K
         Compliance and Disclosure Interpretation 116.11.
Description of Capital Stock
Class B Common Stock, page 97

13.      Please clarify whether there are any "sunset" provisions that limit
the lifespan of the Class
         B common stock or would require conversion other than as described on
page 98.
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Index to Financial Statements, page F-1

14.   Please update the financial statements included in the filing pursuant to
Rule 3-12 or Rule
      8-08 of Regulation S-X, as appropriate. In connection with this, update
all financial
      information throughout the filing as appropriate to include the latest
period presented in
      the filing.
       You may contact Beverly Singleton, Staff Accountant, at (202) 551-3328
or Doug Jones,
Staff Accountant, at (202) 551-3309 if you have questions regarding comments on
the financial
statements and related matters. Please contact J. Nolan McWilliams,
Attorney-Advisor, at (202)
551-3217 or Anne Nguyen Parker, Assistant Director, at (202) 551-3611 with any

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