As others have written on this page; this is an unusual restaurant. On a Saturday night, we were the only customers in a dining room that could probably cater for 50. The décor is dated and you wouldn’t be at all surprised if Marty McFly jumped out and said ‘Doc, you’ve gotta come back with me to the future’ and the government letter about Mad Cows disease dated 1996 still makes up the last page of the menu.
Service and attention from the traditionally dressed waitress and later by the host herself are without fault. The courses are artistic and exact and the bowls and plates are placed on the table with care and precision.
The food is fresh and simple, probably as it would be in Japan, but as we lack the knowledge of Japanese food that other reviewers on this page have, we cannot be sure. We are however sure that we normally enjoy tastes and textures that are a bit more challenging and whilst the food is wonderful it does not sate that desire, nor did it fill our bellies.
The menu lacks choice and I would be hard pressed to know what I would order if we visited again. There are three set menus (as well as a limited à la carte choice) and Pescetarian chose the Tempura, Omnitarian the Tonkatsu and Omnitarian Junior the Sukiyaki. However as the food was simple, the choice limited and because we left hungry the price of £118 for three (with a few beers, water and a decent bottle of wine) does not seem justified. However on the plus side it was a lot cheaper than travelling to Japan to eat what I suspect is very traditional well-cooked Japanese food.
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