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Akito......AGAIN !! | Jul 8, 2002 08:16 PM

My intention is not to attack anyone, it is to voice my opinion which in this case happens to be displeasure and I assume that is what public forums such as this one is about.Here are my problems with Buddakan.
1. Aesthetics.
Katie Benes gets it. If you can forgive the fact that a religious icon dear to a whole group of people is being used as entertainment, then the interior design is totally cool. It is interesting that white people, catholics, protestants, Jews, whatever will never hesitate to yell blooody murder when you offend thier religious sensitivities and icons in the slightest way BUT have no problem when it is a "lesser" religion from a "third world" country inhabited by people of "color".
2. Food.
None of it is authentic, while it may be delicious to some people (and I have no problem with that), I stand by my earlier statement. I said the food "was designed for culinary simpletons". It doesnt mean that everyone who likes it is a simpleton. I do believe that if you add a ton of sugar to Japanese food sweeten it to death just so people can like it, you miss the whole point. Even the Pad thai is soggy and I am japanese. The "amazing" calamari salad is ripped off from china grill in new york, same exact dish, The miso black cod is Nobu san's signature dish. The whole place is clearly a fabrication. Dont take it personally if people have negative opinions, its just what i think.
Sorry if I hurt your feelings.
Lets all sing together......."feelings....nothing lesss than feeelings............

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