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Don't Go to Sasabune!


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Don't Go to Sasabune!

girlcritic | | Dec 29, 2006 01:35 AM

I know, I know...I raved and went on and on about how great it is the other day. But after returning with a guest in tow, I could not believe the rudeness of the chef and staff. I was literally five minutes late to a 7 PM reservation at the sushi bar. The people there were just getting up so the seats weren't even empty yet. Coming in: no hello, no greeting, just back and forth talking between the hostess and Kinji. Not an even a basic acknowledgement. Then, I gave our name and asked to be seated. Again, the same stupid look of non-comprehension. And then chef Kinji, before he realized it was their mistake, started accusing us of misrepresenting the rsvp, saying "We don't do that" very loudly in front of the entire restaurant and embarassing us in the process. Long story short, they had crossed out our names because we were five minutes late. The seats weren't even cold from the people who left. So when they realized it was their mistake, they began to seat us, but at that point we were so disgusted and left. We went on to have amazing omakase at Tsuki two blocks away at half the price, which was pretty incredible by the way. Anyway, I'm never going back to Sasabune!!

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