We first tried this restaurant after our usual Japanese restaurant in PoCo closed down.
PRESENTATION & AMBIANCE
We were taken back by the ambiance and presentation. The facilities were bright, new and exceptionally clean. Their cuisine is served upon creative black tableware. The food was decoratively laid out with subtle uses of sauces purposefully drizzled to create an artistic accent.
FOOD & QUALITY
Upon sampling the cuisine, we found that the food was on par with their presentation. The seafood was fresh, vegetables were cooked but firm, the miso was flavourful, and the sushi rice was cooked to perfection. If you are a fan of California Rolls and/or Dynamite Rolls, they have a double sized option which uses real crab meat. It can also be ordered spicy which we found added a nice zest.
What made this restaurant stand out was the exceptional service. Our tea and water glasses were always topped up. Food was brought out promptly and served up with a smile.
When the bill came small touches such as a fish pen and a chocolate after dinner mint really highlighted their attention to detail and uniqueness. The icing on the cake was the value of the food. It was less expensive than other comparable restaurants in the area without sacrificing portions or presentation.
ACCOMMODATING TO PARTIES
Since we enjoyed their restaurant so much. I decided to have them host my wife's surprise birthday party. They made every effort to accommodate my requests and close to 60 guests. After the party was over, I received several compliments on the food; even by guest who hadn't tried Japanese food and those who weren't big fans of Japanese food. With the holidays approaching, this would be a best bet for a staff or office party.
Since our first visit, this restaurant has easily rose to the top to be our favourite Japanese restaurant. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who either enjoys Japanese food or would like to try it for the first time. My only regret is that once people find out about this place, it won't be a secret but I'll be glad that they're getting the business they deserve.
I'd also like to note that I have never taken the time to write a restaurant review before but I felt compelled after my experiences with them.