Been to this restuarnat many times in the past years, both new and old location. Each time has a good impression on its own. The service was usually good and even though it is expensive, it was well worth the pride much like drinking a starbucks coffee over a McD.
This time, coming with guests of mine. Actually my aunt and uncle, food critics in their own right, picky as heck, it fell flat on my face. Although we were promptly seated and in our booth as requested, no server came for 10 minutes. As embarrassing as it is, we had to wave to flag a server. This is not only seen as rude to the server but annoying in such a prestigous restaurant. BUT unfortunitely, we had no choice since we had nobody to help us.
The food was decent, it wasnt as "awesome" as I would have hoped it to be. We had a vegetarian in our family so we ordered a chefs selection for her and two 150 tojos selection.
Frankly, the money wasnt the problem tonight, we just wanted to have the best for my family. 5 of us, the bill was 600 dollars and yes we were full but the items were not nearly as impressive as they should of been or i would have hoped they would be.
The only uniqueness was the blue fin toro for 79 bucks, as an a la carte item. We also had a few nigiri and cones that were good.
WE think it was a solid restaurant. However it isnt always easy to deliver prefection everytime.