This garage door opens up type of place is always busy with couples & groups drinking, chatting & enjoying designer sushi. It is fun, with some great murals on the walls & unique japanese food. We went for a birthday celebration & the food felt celebratory, as did the special sake we enjoyed, but the noise level was completely out of control. We couldn't hear each other talk & we were seated somewhat intimately around a small table. It ultimately urged us to leave rather than linger, which is maybe the point? No dessert or after dinner coffee for us, no thank you! It was a combination of loud talking & laughter bouncing off the walls & some kind of music over some speakers somewhere & overall, it was awful. Some tapestries along with their murals or rugs on walls or ceiling might help absorb some of the noise & I think it behooves them to figure something out. It ruins the wonderful food.