For this Michelin 1 star restaurant I believe that star goes to the scarcity it creates (12 seats only) and mostly the price (€145/p minimum). Service of the waitress is good, and the sushi is decent - of course it’s way way way better than most sushi you can find in Paris as most of the them are owned and made by non-Japanese, it is no match to the sushi quality level in NYC in my opinion.
However, what disappointed us the most was the uncomfortable ambiance. The chef was clearly only interested in speaking to Japanese guests (4 out of 12 that night). For the other guests, he barely made any effort to even explain what nigiri he was making. While his restaurant is in Paris, he was extremely reluctant and unwilling to deal with the locals. We were all sitting at the counter and we paid the same price for the menus, and yet we had to watch the chef happily serving EXTRA sushi pieces only to the 4 Japanese guests - he was serving the same piece at the same time to everyone so it was really easy to count. We spoke to some other guests next to us and we all felt super uncomfortable. We paid the same price (a high price no less!) and we ended up being treated differently (right in our face too!).
Our conclusion is very simple:
1) If you are ready to pay that much price for a dinner, don’t choose a restaurant with 4/5 rating even though it’s Michelin starred.
2) If you are ready to pay that much price for a dinner, you might as well go somewhere you feel you are welcomed and not snubbed by the chef.
All in all, we do NOT recommend cuz the experience pisses you off! *_*
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