My partner and I finally decided to try this place after hearing two different sets of friends tell us how good it is. We went for dinner and were surprised to find the lighted Kiku sign turned off. There were people inside so we went in. The decor wasn't much to look at; what really grabbed our attention, though, was that everybody--I mean EVERYBODY: the full sushi bar, the handful of tables that had people at them--seemed to know each other. Everybody was talking to everybody; it was like walking in on a family get together. We waited 15 minutes to get sushi bar seats and had beer while we waited. What was funny about that was another customer brought us the beer. This customer got up to get himself a beer and asked the waitress if she wanted him to get ours. I've never been to a place where I've been served by another customer. As mentioned, it was very gregarious. By the time we moved to the bar, we found ourselves immersed in conversation and trying the same rolls everybody else was enjoying; we didn't even look at the menu. And what delightful rolls...most didn't even have names. The sushi chef was apparently trying out some new creations that night. The fish was super fresh and the portions were extremely generous. I have never eaten so much sushi in one sitting. We left warm and full having thoroughly enjoyed a novel dining experience. We're looking forward to our next visit.
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