Another visit w/ a very senior Japanese executive this time. Thousand dollar tab for six and Kaneshige-San began his complaint to Koji-San about round eyes getting different treatment from Japanese. I had spoken w/ him about this problem on the drive from Charlotte.
I honestly don't think it came to rest. Almost all of the discussion was in Japanese leaving me to drink the $120/ btl sake...such is life and I try to bear my burdens w/ a good outlook. Seems many locals have gone in for omakase and returned half the items served them. The owners are now reluctant to offer omakase to "round eyes" for fear of a bad experience. For them it is easier refuse the whole deal than to deal w/ each dish served coming back.