We went at 12:30 pm on a Monday expected to see a lively lunch crowd. Instead the 300 plus seat restaurant had no more than 10 people during the time we had our meal.
Given the fact that our server was not exactly overworked, it was surprising that she was absent during most of our meal. The only time she seemed genuinely animated was when she fondly talked about the times the restaurant was busy.
The two sushi guys stood in their sushi bar in the middle of the room trying to stay awake. At one point they both left by crawling under their station and never returned.
The guy cleaning the outdoor furniture with high pressure water did not inspire confidence as he frequently walked through the restaurant dressed like a person who handled hazmat.
I enjoyed my main course, which was a steam cooked salmon in a banana leaf, tellingly for this Japanese restaurant, however, it was a Thai dish.
There is probably a reason why such a large restaurant is situated in a suburban Dartmouth and why it is so empty. To me the fact that it was so empty made it appear more depressing because without the crowds it is more apparent the food and the service are average.
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