I read alot of the reviews here and I can tell you that if you go without a reservation (even early) you will be left to the vagaries of the hostess. I rather think she has an agenda, but I speculate. Nonetheless the salad bar was excellent and my opakapaka was very well prepared (hibachi style) with large portions. The wine list was not huge, but thoughtful. All in all, I'd go back with a reservation to get a better table than one in the middle of a traffic lane.