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Wasabi Woes - Mpls - your thoughts?


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Wasabi Woes - Mpls - your thoughts?

Abacus | Mar 9, 2007 07:03 PM

Is it just us? Wasabi woes .......

My partner and I had an impromptu sushi fix while at an art opening so we drove over to our regular love-in, Fuji Ya, but the line seemed longer than we could handle so we decided we would give Wasabi a second try. Our first time at Wasabi, our server announced it was his first night and it was quite apparent.

We get to Wasabi and wait for a table - are seated - and a while (seemed like forever but yes, it was Friday night) - our server came over to our table exasperated from her last table - and went on about how flustered she was. We ordered Vodka Marini's extra dirty and our usual first course of miso soup and edamame......asked her to put this order in and come back for our sushi order.

Well, she went off.......and nothing - for a very long time. She came back and said "could we have a regular martini because no olive juice." We said - okay - whatever.........

Nothing for a long time.
Our soup and edamane came - no cocktail. She said "no martini glasses" and again was exasperated - we felt for her but gosh, we probably could have had a couple of martini's by now.

FINALLY - our cocktail comes and she tells us she had to wash the glasses herself - these $9 drinks were so lame - too much Vermouth (very sweet) and nearly warm! We waited so long we just sipped and joked because we were too tired to complain........

Our food comes - and - sigh - we ordered the "regular sashimi" which consists of ten pieces of fish - a spider roll and a few pieces of sushi -

Now, the sushi was lovely - fresh fish, generous slices - no complaint there for the tuna, eel and yellowtail - the Spider roll was the lamest we'd ever had!!! It was mostly rice - and not a crab leg to be found - we shook our head. The sashimi consisted of NINE pieces -not ten - however, instead of thin slices of fish, they were slabs nearly a half-inch thick! The fish was buttery smooth and delicious so we could hardly complain there......

But the service - the cocktails and the lame roll - was it just us? The place was busy - and others seemed to be having a fine time - are we just spoiled by Fuji Ya or do we just bring on the weakest link??

Sigh - I just had to share this because - well, just because.........

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