Young servers in Japanese
Young servers in Japanese restaurants can be inattentive or not well versed in English. I was offered an alternative sake to the one I ordered and was assured that it was comparable in every way. It was delicious. And it was four times the price of the one I selected. I did not make a stink about it, but next time I will grill the server about what they are suggesting. Buyer beware.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
It happens to be in the building where I work so I tried it and now I keep going back. The food is fresh the wait staff is great.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Serious Foodies Give Thumbs Up
Food and service top notch. For a reasonably priced Japanese-dining experience, this is the place to be. A vibrant mix of casual and business diners as well as couples looking for a romantic retreat. We had the 8-course omakase dinner for two. Each course appeared in prompt succession; service was attentive and friendly and the quality was outstanding. This coming from card-carrying international foodies is high praise indeed. The room, while architecturally appealing, is in need of repair.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
A different spin on Japanese fare
We really enjoyed the special Omakase 8 course dinner presentation and tastes. As soon as we sat down, our server brought hot towels to the table to refresh ourselves. The chef choice dinner included a mini appetizer of a broccoli rabe type green marinated in a light broth, assortment of three sashimi, cubed rib-eye steak (tender but a little chewy) a piece of seafood and chicken steamed in a clay pot with a generous helping of "meaty" mushrooms (fun to eat and sip the rich broth from small clay cups) assortment of three tempura with a white radish garnish, three pieces of nigiri, a rich full-bodied red miso soup, and a dessert of ice cream with a wonderful red bean.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved the shabu-shabu experience.
Loved the shabu-shabu experience. It reminded my friend and I when we were in Japan.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Japanese Food
We had lunch there. The outdoor sitting is a plus when the weather is nice. The food and service were good.
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Return Visit, and Still Very Happy
We went to Shinbashi for dinner with a Bloomspot voucher originally, for an Omekase dinner a couple of weeks ago, and had an absolutely fabulous meal. We went back this past Monday, and the restaurant lived up to our memory and expectations!
This time we had sashimi, sushi and rolls-wonderfully prepared and completely fresh. I am a huge fan of uni, and this uni was pristine- so fresh and wonderful I could have made a meal of the uni alone. But I would have missed out on old favorites, like a spicy tuna roll or the yellowtail sashimi. I think people go to Shinbashi primarily for lunch, but go for dinner- although they are still busy, it is not pandemonium, and you will enjoy a terrific and more personalized experience.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot for a business lunch
The sushi here was super fresh and fantastic. I'll definitely be returning! I found this place priced decently for a business lunch, and the only drawback is that the 2-person tables are slightly on the longer side, so you are closer to the person sitting at the next table over, than you are to the person you are at a table with.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
A nice variety for lunch.
A nice variety for lunch. Good pricing options as well. Sushi was fresh and service was quick. Enjoyed our tuna tataki salad a lot - wonderful flavors. Love the green tea mille crepe for dessert. Outstanding. Been here a few times, perfect for a quick business lunch.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to this restaurant many times for lunch and have always been impressed with the quality of fish in the Sushi Lunch special, so I brought my wife and my daughter. We all had Sushi special and we all enjoyed it. Getting approval from my wife is not an easy thing - she is so picky and observant. Guess what, she approved!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great sushi and shabu shabu
We ate here on a Friday night. The place was filled with Japanese people -- families and business types. We ordered prime beef shabu shabu and it was delicious. Afterwards, we ordered a small helping of sashimi and sushi, followed by a green tea pastry for dessert. All delicious. Overall, a pleasant experience. Only thing that brings down the rating is the service; it seemed that we had two servers who couldn't decide who was waiting our table. At times, the hostess had to get involved to make sure that we were not overlooked.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
When there on lunch , everything was excellent food was good service was GREAT!!!
Server was attentive and nice.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM