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Sushi Bar Protocol?

Redshirt | Jul 1, 2004 03:29 PM

The other night I was in this sushi bar on the westside, Niko Niko, and did my usual thing which is to sit at the sushi bar, order a dish, and then after eating it, decide what to order next.

As I was finishing, the manager sidled over and (half-jokingly) chastised me for monopolizing the sushi chef's time, suggesting I should go through what I want, check off the list, and have the chef prepare all of the sushi offerings I want at one time.

Now I've done it this way, but only when seated at a table, and it's too difficult to have the waittress run back and forth all night with my individual orders. But I've never encountered this issue while sitting at the bar.

Any sushi experts out there know what is generally acceptable behavior? And was the manager out of line? His comments put a damper on what had been a pleasant evening.

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