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Multiple menus - one English, one not


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Multiple menus - one English, one not

Rich | Apr 23, 2002 08:03 AM

So I went to Chaya - supposedly the best new place for sushi in Pittsburgh - a few weeks ago and had a perturbing experience. There was a whole menu of dishes in Japanese only that were clearly not part of the English menu. So of course I wanted to try something from this part of the menu. Instead of a dinner, I thought I'd limit my risk to an appetizer. I asked the waitress to translate one or two items, and she refused. Then later I simply ordered one randomly with my dinner and she said she'd check with the chef and then told me I could not have it. They were trying to be nice and make sure I would not get something I would dislike. I left feeling mistreated anyway, and haven't gone back. I suppose if I don't have any Japanese-reading friends I don't deserve to try soething new? What do you all think?


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