ANZU
ANZU

ANZU

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.restaurantanzu.com/
  • Phone: 4153941100x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Saturday : 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Sunday: Brunch (a la carte menu & Breakfast Buffet): 10:30am - 1:00pm; sushi bar: Tuesday - Saturday 5:30pm-10pm; Daily Happy Hour 4:30pm - 7:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Steak, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Philippe Striffeler
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Let its exceptional California cuisine with Asian highlights set the stage for your own special event at ANZU, where private dining has received public acclaim. Whether you seek a private room for up to 20 guests or wish to reserve the entire restaurant, ANZU will lift your spirits and exceed your expectations.
  • Entertainment: Feinstein's at the Nikko is located downstairs. Visit ANZU for Pre-Theatre dinner or after the show nightcap. ANZU caters the cuisine served in Feinstein's at the Nikko. Both venues may be reserved for private events.
  • Special Events: We encourage special events! Some events are hosted by the hotel and some of our clients choose to host private events. For more information about events in ANZU and in Feinstein's at the Nikko contact Marcia Striffeler mstriffeler@hotelnikkosf.com. or 415.394.1146

Getting there

  • Cross Street: O'Farrell
  • Public Transit: The hotel is located on the corner of O'Farrell and Mason Streets. One block from the Powell Street BART station.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Two hours complimentary valet parking validation for dinner on Thursday -Saturday. All other dining times receive half off valet parking for up to two hours (First 2 hours are $5 per hour and after 2 hours parking is the regular price of $10 per hour)
A word from ANZU
The elegant and intimate Restaurant ANZU, located on the second level of Hotel Nikko, is one of San Francisco's most acclaimed dining experiences. Here, sustainable California cuisine is enhanced with Asian flavors, creating a whole new delicious gourmet culture that patrons from all over the world appreciate. ANZU is renowned for an epicurean ingenuity that is truly captivating – no small feat in San Francisco.

Our full bar, with its breadth of wines and cocktails, displays an exciting imagination with its extensive menu of specialty cocktails and signature sake martinis. Come see what happens when contemporary tastes have a Zen breakthrough. Experience ANZU.
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ANZU reviews from OpenTable diners
157 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (75)special occasion (64)romantic (51)good for groups (34)great for lunch (24)notable wine list (23)neighborhood gem (21)great for brunch (21)late-night find (12)hot spot (11)vibrant bar scene (10)kid-friendly (8)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Good good
    WVDiner
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We went here at our consiegre request. We were looking for sushi and were disappointed in the number of choices of rolls. They had a limited selection. There were 4 of us and our bill was quite expensive. Our husbands got a four course sampler and their apoetizer fit in a single teaspoon!! Portions were small and expensive. They were very accommodating at changing the rolls and the sushi was delicius. This restaurant would be great where we live but there are so many other restaurants to choose from.
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    good for groups, romantic
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  • Rose99
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    The chicken sandwich according to my friend was very good and Fuji roll was excellent ! Everyone was so nice. Hope to return soon!!
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • anzu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Overpriced. The chef should throw away the salt shaker. I had a bean soup as a starter and it was salt in a bowl. I returned it. The cod was ok but salt dominated this dish too.
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  • Very good
    KBRSRVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The sushi was extremely fresh and the entrees as well. This is a great hotel restraurant with great selections in food and wine. I would highly recommend this to visit
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just short of being great
    Lovethistown
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Was going great then a group came in and they where very loud. Was the end of a great night. Food was not over the top but easy to eat and service was good. Slow at times
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    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice dinner
    girlsnightoutVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The experience started out on rocky ground with a drink at the bar, but the service in the dining room was much better. I took my best friend for dinner and we really enjoyed ourselves. The food was fresh and well prepared. We noticed other tables getting cupcakes with their bill. We didn't get any, but I think it's because they brought my friend a birthday dessert, which was very tasty.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • okay but nothing outstanding
    EHF123
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Overall nice but nothing special. Out of the way place, mediocre service, food was good but expensive for what we got - pretty much typical of a restaurant inside a hotel.
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  • Typical Hotel Food
    NobhillerVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I had the beef short ribs. Pretty dry and tasteless. My wife had the chicken which she liked. Service was fine.
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  • Good Sushi!
    ptahmin
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Great Sushi rolls. Try the Anzo and Avocado Mountain rolls! Service was excellent!
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    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant
    GerpVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We love ANZU for the fresh sushi and enjoy sitting at the sushi bar. The sushi is creative, super fresh, artistic and delicious. The menu is also excellent. The service is always spot on. The bar really knows how to make good drinks. It is a great place to go for an elegant meal as a couple or meeting a group.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over Processed Sushi
    Patrick
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The choices for sushi are rather limited. This is a restaurant that has some sushi, it is not a sushi restaurant. The fish was fresh, but the overt use of sauce, made the experience less than satisfactory. We would not be going there again,
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  • Kudos
    Robert
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    As usual, the best finding in San Francisco. We love it and go back every time we are in town.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Beautiful and delicious
    Winendine
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Incredible sushi.. Our selections were both spectacular to look at and delicious to eat. The staff was also some of the best I've seen in years. Very attentive. We would definitely go back.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • New menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Early dinner and was informed this was brand new menu. If so, congrats to all as food was excellent. Did the 4 course prix fixe which was great deal. hamachi appetizer, celeryroot and fennel soup set stage well. Had the Salmon encrusted with macadamia nuts, done just right and with wasabi and fruit based gastrique. Small fried egg and balinese rice were very nice contrasts. Enjoyed every bite. All were superbly presented and and very competently served. Particularly enjoyed the taiko drums exhibition that is regular for Fri and Sat early evening. Only lasts few minutes so, while loud, is dramatic demonstration of very enjoyable part of Japanese culture. Would definitely dine there again.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great food
    PattyVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Our food and service were great. Our server Andy was delightful. Would recommend this restaurant for sure.
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    fit for foodies
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  • SusanLVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Have enjoyed Anzu more than once before matinees at ACT. Food is good, not overpriced, and atmosphere is the quietest in neighborhood. Like the Asian influence on the menu.
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    great for brunch, great for lunch
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  • Very Nice, understated Brunch
    JamesVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    This is NOT your over the top heavy-weight Sunday Brunch. I highly recommend it. To keep the price modest they have made the Mimosas, and other cocktails, an add-on. You can also order off the menu. The food was fresh and delicious. The staff made sure all items were full and ready. The Japanese section was VERY nice, too. Simple and healthy. Wait staff was very pleasant and eager to make us all happy and fed well. We had a group of 8, and they managed the checks/credit cards with pleasant enthusiasm. We will make this our regular, pre-theater matinee brunch.
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    good for groups, great for brunch
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  • Great, unique cuisine
    DSCombs
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We found ANZU per a recommendation from SHN's website for restaurants to patronize prior to seeing a show at the Golden Gate theatre. It was not only a perfect location in relation to the theatre, but the food was outstanding. It was American-Japanese fusion type food and pretty unique. We arrived earlier than our reservation and they were able to seat us right away. The food was really tasty and the service was great. We would definitely eat at ANZU again and recommend it.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ANZU review
    realtimshady
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Chose ANZU for a pre-theater dinner. Decided on Sushi and enjoyed 4 rolls for the two of us. Combinations I hadn't seen before including jalapeno-cilantro-lime. I would come here again, and would love to try their entrees as well.
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    notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful service, great meal
    LaurahVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We started with a mix of appetizers, all beautiful and delicious. Then, for mains, as others have noted, the sea bass is a standout. The salmon and duck were also good. Our waitress recommended excellent wines to go with the meal, including a fabulous ice wine with dessert. She also overheard us talking about my husband's birthday and brought us an extra (and spectacular) dessert, the chocolate with "fog".
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never fails to impress!
    Alpha
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We had family in SF for the first time and this was the perfect place to bring them! The best part of dining with a group is that you can taste many different items, and each of the Rock, Heirloom Tomato Salad, Anzu Roll, Kampachi Carpaccio, Sonoma Duck Breast, Misoyaki Black Cod and the Shiso Crusted Filet Medallions were excellent. Then there was the dessert, equally delicious. The service was great and the courses were very well timed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
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  • brunch
    pattiVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We were excited to try their Sunday Buffet. We had a 12:30 reservation, and were told the Buffet closed at 1 p.m. We were not impressed with the Japanese Buffet, no rolls, and nothing we recognized, but stayed with the traditional eggs/bacon/sausage buffet for $24. They came to us at 5 to 1 and announced we needed to get whatever food we wanted, when we had barely eaten anything and ended up with a second plate of mediocre and cold food to eat. Would not go back.
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  • Yum
    ChadTexas
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The atmosphere was very nice, not super quiet, not too loud. The food was delicious and beautiful. Our waitress was knowledgeable not only about the menu but also their wine list, and was helpful with making pairing selections. If in San Fran.. this is a must!
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    fit for foodies
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  • Great Food, Bad service
    AnzuSF
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We went there with our family and were 6 people. The service to begin was extremely slow. The person serving us had his mind somewhere else. Also, noticed since we were 6 and gratuity was automatically included, the service got poorer as the night progressed. We witnessed other tables of smaller size getting much better service including our waiter who would skip our table even though we needed stuff. Food on the other hand was very good. The Salmon and Cod in the main course are delicious, so are the various sushi rolls. Finished with desert which was also very good. Recommend going in smaller groups to have a decent experience.
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    fit for foodies
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  • ANZU and a show
    TigerVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We reserved an early table at ANZU before attending a comedy show in the cabaret on the floor below. Parking was convenient across the street. The food was diverse. We started with appetizers of mussels and ngiri of hamachu (sp?--tuna). Exquisite. My husband had salmon and I had the black cod dish. They were both extraordinary and nicely sized. We came away comfortable, but not stuffed. The drinks were also both delicious. I would recommend ANZU anytime you are in the vicinity of the Nikko. Prices were on the high side for anywhere but San Francisco. Reasonable for the food in this city.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Birthday Lunch
    GladIGotATable
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Wife wanted to have Brunch but since we were only available for a Saturday, it was Lunch. Service was excellent and they went out of their way to keep the kid happy. We had "Happy Birthday" on the menu which made my wife feel special, and we even got a "birthday" surprise which we enjoyed consuming. Fun had by all and a pleasant Birthday Lunch.
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    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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  • SanFranGirl
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Food was very good, but service was lousy. Not something that is acceptable in a restaurant trying to be high end.
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  • Night at the Nikko
    Diningdiva
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We were going to the show at 8, and informed our server, since we wanted to finish dinner by 7:30, which we did. The service was prompt, but not rushed. One of us had the 4 course menu with wine pairing, and it looked wonderful. Two of us had the chicken, which was not only delicious, but very filling. I look forward to trying other dishes on the menu.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very pleased with our dinner entree
    EnjoyVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We had Sonoma Duck Breast and Misoyaki Black Cod. They're perfectly cooked. The skin of the duck breast is crispy and the meat is very tender.
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • Perfect pre show dining
    Brennie
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We took advantage of checking in with the box office of Feinstein's to secure the best seats which is an added boon when dining at the upstairs restaurant, ANZU. Our service was prompt and attentive and I was relieved to see some non Asian selections. Our chicken and beef were superb. The topper was being presented with festively wrapped cupcakes to take down to the show. Also loved the validated parking. A very pleasant evening.
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty pleasant dinner & show spot
    Jbfoodie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Nice and quiet and comfortable. Our service early on a Saturday before an 8 pm curtain was quite excellent. They take pride in their presentation. It is quite flavorful and interesting ( we had duck and chicken, sushi, salad soup) though in competitive SF few would call it innovative or transcendent. But union square is the land of the loud and the high priced. And this place is quiet, elegant enough, and quite fairly priced if you search the menu with an eye for price. Don't come to be wowed; do come for a lovely enough meal in a pleasant setting with caring service and a variety of menu options.
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  • Devine!
    Jeff
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We found this restaurant only because it was on the restaurant.com list. We are so glad! The location was great - perfect place to go before a show because it's within walking distance of all the SHN theatres. The menu had a great variety, perfect for all in our small group. The full bar was super and the overall atmosphere was terrific. And, the food was not only delicious, but also beautifully presented! What a perfect evening out!
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PrinceAverage
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Attentive staff. Great locally sourced food. Knowledgeable staff.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MarthaVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Our waiter was better suited for an Appleby's and even then, I would not have been happy. If he had been better, I would have given 4+ stars.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Excellent birthday brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I'm so excited about my experience at Anzu. I had written some instructions on Open Table for the brunch. The staff read and follow-up on my instructions exactly. The greeting staff knew who I was as soon as I walked into the door. They seated us immediately at our beautifully prepared table. The servers were polite, accommodating. They even served a chocolate dessert surprise the my niece who turned 4 years old. I felt the pricing was very fair. The brunch food was good. Eggs can be made to order. Overall, I was very satisfied with the experience. I would consider coming back for brunch and/or any other meal based on the service alone. Thanks Anzu for a perfect brunch with my family!
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    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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  • Excellent Asian Fusion cuisine
    winedinefunVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    A wonderful find inside the Nikko hotel. Great decor and not too noisy. We were seated promptly and waitstaff was on the ball. Started with sushi as appetizer and then we had the Misoyaki Black Cod, and Hamachi Duo (Grilled and poached hamachi) for the main course. Raspberry custard, and Bread pudding for dessert. Overall, an excellent meal of beautifully prepared and visually appealing dishes.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Nice place, good food, good ambiance, but not much energy to it.
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    good for groups
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  • raymond
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Food & staff were outstanding. My husband was celebrating his 70th birthday they made him feel very special. The menu was personalized wishing him for his 70th, and also, his choc cake they gave him had dry ice made to look like lava.lovely!
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try the tasting menu!
    UsualVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Excellent food and service. Some innovative dishes. The tasting menu is worth it!
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  • A bit of a disappointment
    CDMBill
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I took a work colleague to lunch to celebrate a promotion and we had an uneven experience. The setting is modern and inviting, but the food was average for a restaurant with the $$$ prices and adventuresome sounding preparations. We weren't told that the four part 'express' lunch would served Bento style and the long wait following my ala carte salad was disconcerting. Our young waiter was earnest and friendly, but not well trained. Heirloom tomato salad was more hot house and the 'fusion' chicken dish was a bit dry and the vegetables were lower grade and bland. On the positive side the dining room was nicely lit and allowed for comfortable conversation. All in, mostly show, no go.
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