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Getting dismissed at Sushi Wasabi in Tustin...

bottomlesspit | May 26, 200404:11 PM

I really like this place, but last night was the second time my girlfriend and I got "dismissed", so to speak, by Katsu.

The first time, I think we had gone through all the omakase offerings, but hung on just a little longer to make sure we didn't miss anything. At that point, Katsu said "you're done?/.", which was really more of a statement than a question. We were about ready to call it quits, but again, just wanted to make sure we didn't miss out on anything - would have preferred to ask for the check on our own, even if that meant repeating the first offering.

Then last night, the pickings were a bit slimmer than usual, so we went through things a little faster and then figured after getting cooked scallops and chopped tuna that we were on a repeat round. We were about ready to call it quits when Katsu handed us some broiled eel, saying "Here's your dessert", but the worst part was the he sprinkled a very liberal dose of this awful herbal/medicinal tasting powder that was like five spice, but with a numbing effect on the tongue. It tasted so funky, I have to assume the intent was to kill our palates.

So maybe Katsu's just trying to be helpful and let us get out w/o repeating selections, but that powder stuff was over the top.

Anyone else been similarly dismissed from an omakase bar, or are we just lame?

P.S. The sushi's still great, but the rice last night wasn't quite as perfected as Katsu's usual.

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