Last night, I hoped to grab a quick bite before heading out and was in the mood for sushi. After Fugakyu and Jae's proved too crowded to to a take-out in a reasonable ammount of time, I headed to Tsunami. I was excited to give a new place a shot.
When my friend and I got there, it was just about full. Before saying anything by way of a greeting, the server/host informed us that he could not seat us at the last remaining booth because it was reserved for groups of three or more. Fair enough. Rude delivery but fair enough. The longer, apparently accomodating bar at the end of the house was occupied by two people in a far corner and two people in the "middle" with a gap of 5+ feet on either side...four people in total. After waiting for five or ten minutes, I asked the server why we could not be seated at the bar and his (non)answer was; "They're just about to leave." My friend looked at me with some surprise at the lack of accomodation. When I pressed for details, the man began to mumble an excuse as he was turning and walking away.
I left immediately.
Is this in line with experiences at Tsunami? I recognize and understand limitations in seating but this was so surprisingly unaccomodating and unprofessional that I wondered if it was part of a pattern.
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