We went here for an early Friday evening book club. We sat in the lounge area because you needed to to get the happy hour specials. We went at 5:15 on a Friday night and it quickly filled as we stayed for almost 2 hours. There is an active bar/lounge area with lots of college students and people in their 20s. The restaurant is quieter but still dark and with the same lounge atmosphere. The waitresses and hosts all wear a traditional Japanese dress.
The happy hour special was perfect for us: 1/2 price martinis and 1/2 price on the (cheaper) sushi. I didn't drink but my friends loved their martinis. We did get lots of sushi, all of which was good and fresh. Between the three of us, we enjoyed an eel roll, California roll, avocado roll, Philly roll, vegetable roll, and spicy tuna roll. They were all great and perfect. I only wish they would have offered the more expensive, fancy rolls at half price also. Since nothing else was half price, we didn't get anything else. I believe the happy hour is 5-7.
Our only complaint was that there seemed to be a single waitress for the entire lounge (easily 25 people at a variety of kinds of tables and areas). We felt terrible for her because she was clearly overwhelmed and was trying her best. We saw her literally run from table to table and she was constantly moving. She was absolutely doing all she could and yet we waited very long times in between our food, asking for more, and getting drink refills. They definitely needed more people working.
Otherwise, everything was good and the food was delicious and fairly priced for happy hour. I would definitely go back for happy hour and hope that they had more waitresses! Also, they were great about separating our checks.
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