Hokkaido Sushi Restaurant

This Japanese restaurant is the latest addition to this respectable city hotel with its popular J Bar and Café 2000. The restaurant felt promising when we stepped in for lunch—there was a bit of a buzz, the food looked good and we got a nice, spacious table. But things were spotty from there. While nice amouse bouches arrived immediately, we had to ask twice for menus. And while our sushi and sashimi lunch set was delicious and fresh with melt-in-your-mouth fish, our seafood ramen was not quite as satisfying with a weak, thin broth and chewy bamboo shoots. Our servers in general were nice and helpful, but one lady was harried and surly, while another didn’t quite understand us when we asked for the bill. Nevertheless, we count this dining experience as a pleasant one as there was enough good stuff to make up for the shortcomings. We’ll come back when we want an in-and-out weekday lunch but probably will not choose this restaurant for a place to linger.

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