I went here based on reviews and a recommendation from a friend with the idea that the food and the atmosphere would be great but the service would suck. Boy, were they wrong! The food, the atmosphere AND the service was fantastic!
It was packed on a Thursday night at 6:45pm (we made a reservation, highly recommended) and our waitress was very attentive, speedy and our food came out really fast. She split our bills as requested and when my friend and I said we'd share the deep fried mars bar dessert (highly recommended) the waitress took it upon herself to split the 6.50 dessert as 3.25 on each of our bills....very thoughtful, no other restaurant has done that before. Very impressed.
The menu is huge, very inventive and has some funny names for the dishes. Even though I'm not a fan of japanese food or fish, the japanese and fish items I tried were good and they do have some non-japanese or non-fish options (butter chicken and captn' crunch roll was good!)
It's a very funky atmosphere...although you are close to other people I didn't feel too close. Good music, funky decor...awesome candle sticks (a red candle stick put into a Dad's rootbeer bottle...classy!) Definitely a popular joint amongst the college crowd.
All 4 of us were first timers and we all agreed that we would LOVE to come back to this unique joint again!