Asia believes in better living through technology, from magnetically levitated high-speed trains to hats equipped with suction cups (to keep your sleeping head from slumping on magnetically levitated high-speed trains). Teching your grubbing: Sakae Sushi, opening Friday in the Chrysler Building.
The US debut of a renowned Singaporean chain, Sakae's a large, earth-toned fish-ateria that ushers out its cold plates on NYC's longest kaiten-sushi -- like a luggage carousel, though it's unlikely Sakae will lose your edamame in Cleveland. Just as impressively, you can order hot plates like noodle/rice bowls and Japanese steamboats via computerized menus at each table (because in Singapore, if you can't be trusted w/ Bubbilicious, you're not getting anywhere near a waitress). The entire op's managed by chefs from Singapore, with assistance from a custom-made "sushi robot", which monitors conveyor belt speed, sets the pace at which plates leave the kitchen, and once got busy with an arcade prize game (Claw-job?).
In a month, Sakae will also run hidden hot-water lines to each table for steeping green tea -- if you find you're having trouble leaning down to sip it, it's likely because you've suctioned your head to the wall.