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Providence restaurant where you can leave your sticks?

fullbelly Jul 7, 2006 11:36 PM

I heard there is a restaurant in Providence that has a storage area where frequent diners are invited to bring and leave their own chopsticks. Does anyone know this place? Many thanks!!

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  1. a l i c e RE: fullbelly Jul 8, 2006 01:41 AM

    That sounds so intriguing, but alas, I have no answer for you. I, too, am curious to hear it!

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      Bluebird RE: fullbelly Jul 8, 2006 02:48 PM

      Not in Providence, but about six months ago, I went to Ichibon in Cranston. I ate at the bar and noticed someone had his own chopsticks. The diner, who was a regular, mentioned something about chopsticks for regular customers. I'm not sure if they were supplied by the restaurant or the customer or if they are still doing this.

      1. a l i c e RE: fullbelly Jul 9, 2006 01:33 AM

        That is so cool. I went to Ichiban many months ago with my (Korean) parents and we enjoyed the place. I've not been back since (I spend most of my time in Boston). Is it doing okay? I need to make another trip there sometime soon. I will check out the chopstick situation.

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          Bluebird RE: a l i c e Jul 10, 2006 01:49 AM

          The night we were there, the place was packed. The only immediately available seats were at the bar. I don't know how they have been doing recently. I've been meaning to get back there myself. I enjoyed the meal when we were there. Service was a little slow, but that might have been because they were so busy. I'll try and get back soon and post an update (about the food and the chopsticks).

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