Submitted Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 5:03pm [Dine in]
The best place for a brew -- and get an appetizer to go with. I had the calamari and it was tasty and very fresh -- perfect with a brew -- my neighbor had a pizza and he too was very happy with his choice.
The bartenders were very personable and will let you taste the different beers so that you can find one that you like best -- the rooms are well appointed and the view of the mountains and the bay most picturesque. The crowd is friendly with mixed ages and economics.
The graphic elements which made up the restaurant - logo, menu, posters, beer labels and T shirts were very well designed -- give that illustrator a raise! Also the writing on the walls "thirsty!" and "hungry?" -- what more can you say when in a well appointed bar.
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Submitted Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 4:18pm [Dine in]
As a frequenter of sushi joints around the globe I totally enjoyed my experience at Shiru-Bay...it rocked!
For one the presentation was radical. The sushi was placed on small rectangles that they cut out of a sheet of rice -- and then they placed all of the fish and dressings on top -- I had wild sockeyed salmon and dungeness crab so fresh it practically jumped off the plate. The plate was artistic and beautifully presented. I had their signature dish of tiger pawns with chili mayo sauce and it was heavenly -- the shrimp were fresh, hugh and plentiful.
The wait staff was friendly and the Sake Martinis that they recommended went down really smooth.
I liked the industrial concrete and metal with the juxapostion of the wood sushi bar in the restaurant. Four out of the five elements were definitely present air, earth, fire, wood just water was missing -- a fountain would be very cool. I did not care for the posters or art on the wall -- they seemed out of context.
The WC was also very cool -- mouth wash, feminine "accessories" for those who might need them and clean.
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