My wife and I came here last night for dinner on the recommendation of one of our local friends. She was telling me how gorgeous it is and that the food is really great. I had never heard of it before and there weren't too many reviews online.
I was telling her yesterday at lunch my frustration trying to book a reservation. I filled out the form online to request a reservation many days ago and no one got back to me. Then we tried calling several nights to make a reservation and no one answered! We tried no less than 3 days and no one ever answered the phone which we found strange.
Our friend told us, "don't worry about reservations as the place was empty when we went and not many people know about this place".
Nonetheless, we followed our friend's advice to dine here and glad we did! We went to dinner a bit early at 9:45 PM and no one was there! We were literally the only ones in the place eating. That felt strange. We know that locals usually eat earlier but still even by the time we left there were only 2 other tables on a Thursday night. There were literally more employees working here than customers eating.
One thing that I found comforting is even the negative reviews mostly said the food was good. People were complaining about the prices mostly. There is a HUGE menu spanning several pages. This place isn't only a sushi place but had many other things. Actually the menu could be a bit overwhelming because they had so many things. They probably could do with cutting the menu down in size a bit.
Walking up to the building it is GORGEOUS. They did a wonderful job with this place. I heard it used to be an old monastery that is 200 years old. It is super romantic and the photos online don't do it justice.
The food is really great. I was reading about people complaining about prices but honestly the prices aren't higher than most nicer places in town. We've been dining out and about since last week and most of our bills are coming out to the same price range. Most entrees were about 120-160 pesos. Appetizers were around 95 - 130 pesos each.
Our waiter was very friendly. I do agree that the wait on the food is a bit slow but that seems to be because there is only one chef doing it all. You can watch him making all the sushi right there and the plates. Another reason why I think they should cut down on the total number of offerings.
Everything was super fresh. We started out with the eggrolls which were yummy. We also started out with sushi. We noticed they had centolla (a type of Crab that they have here in the South of Argentina). Our friends are from the South of Argentina and every time their parents would fly up they would bring up fresh Centolla and we fell in love with it.
We asked if they could make sushis with Centolla and cream cheese. They didn't have it on the menu but it was GREAT!! My wife also got sushi for her main dish and she said it was out of this world good. I got the Centolla gratinada over Salmon. It had salmon on the bottom with centolla and cheese on top. I ordered a side of rice with it. It was heavenly. Just a GREAT dish.
Everything was totally fresh which is hard to get sometimes at seafood places in Buenos Aires. I read a few negative reviews but honestly either they had a bad night or we had a really good night because the food was incredible and the atmosphere was great. SUPER romantic place.
I hope things pick up as it would be a shame if this place closed. It was fairly dead even as we left the restaurant.
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