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Yakitori and a used car salesman

jonkyo | Mar 16, 201203:04 PM

If one goes for Yakitori, and visits Tori Shin on the Upper East Side, I have a few suggestions.

Check the menu out before the wait staff talks to you.

I was talked into the 50 dollar 10 skewers (7 are meat), and talked into 18 dollar grilled beef.

I am an organ meat eater, and would have had spent much less on just doing the ala carte, and still imbibing a couple to a few bottles of beer.

Also, if the grill needs to be shut down due to some formality, and the customer is left drinking on stomach that has not had much beyond a few skewers of meat, there should be somethng done to show apology and make up for the unusual inconvenience, as well as make the customer feel appreciated.

If there was less pitch as I opened the menu and no grill shutting down, there would have been less money out of my wallet, and less time spent there (4 hours).

I still left them a big tip, as I dislike punishing people.

Generally speaking a friendly staff, and excellent food, but beware the sales pitch.

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