The food was great, but it was not amazing. The restaurant has a nice feel but it doesn't feel like it has personality. The staff are polite and friendly but you can tell they have been directed in a particular manner and are not allowed easy banter with customers or to be jovial.
We dined in a group of four. 2 vegetarians, 1 wheat free and 1 normal. Wheat free is very straight forward as the meals are mainly fish/meat and salads and all of the desserts are wheat free. The vegetarian option you can tell does not get nearly as much thought or practice as the standard menu. The options looked plain and somewhat lacking. One dish quite simply was broccoli with garlic roasted over the top. At the same price as the standard menu, this was very disappointing.
The dining area looks onto a typically Japanese garden but the blinds are down the entire evening with them just ajar so you cannot really see out, would have been nice for the blinds to be up, and the lights dimmed with the garden lights on so you can look out.
All in all, I wouldn't rush back. The meal was nice, matching wines were good. We also got a bottle of champagne and a sticky at the end. Ended up costing $1800 without a tip. For the 2 vegetarian diners, $460 a meal for some veggies is a bit rich.
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