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Best weeknight to eat at Japango?

sierramum Mar 30, 2007 12:09 PM

A couple of friends whom I haven't seen in a while want us to go for dinner at Japango sometime next week. Every night except Thursday seems to be good for us, but what night in particular would be good in regard to busy-ness, service, etc.?

  1. TOfoodie Mar 30, 2007 12:23 PM

    My partner and I love Japango and typically go on Wednesday night. But no matter what night we go, we always call ahead for a table since it's so small and you just never know if it'll be full or not.

    1. HarryLloyd Mar 30, 2007 12:35 PM

      Thursday.


      Chow!
      HL.

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      1. re: HarryLloyd
        sierramum Mar 30, 2007 06:32 PM

        Ha! I just knew someone would say Thursday, lol!

      2. pinstripeprincess Mar 30, 2007 12:47 PM

        from my experience, it generally gets busy by about 7:30pm every night and people are walking away sans table. some nights they get a quicker turnover than others like last night. but very few people make reservations, so you'll be able to nab one at like 5:30pm for a 7pm dinner if you wanted.

        service wise, it's never any better or worse i find any day or with anyone in particular. they're all helpful and maybe only once i've had them be a bit neglectful about filling up my green tea. they do often get slammed with sushi orders and so it takes a bit of time to get them out. the chef always apologizes profusely.

        to be honest, i'd pick a day by calling in and finding out what fish is in fresh that day. last night i had an AMAZING kampachi and got to taste a fish that's cousin to blowfish (kawa hagi?) and a lot like the fresh subtle flavours of aji (which they had from japan and greece).

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        1. re: pinstripeprincess
          sierramum Mar 30, 2007 06:33 PM

          Thanks pinstripeprincess. I'll relay that info to my friends.

          1. re: pinstripeprincess
            s0memale Mar 30, 2007 11:44 PM

            do they have a separate menu that you have to ask for or something that lists the fresh fish?

            1. re: s0memale
              pinstripeprincess Mar 31, 2007 04:25 AM

              yup. that's one thing i've never really understood but whenever i go there the waitress has to go to the sushi chef and get him to write down the list of fresh fish. do patrons not ask often enough that they could just send them out with the list at the start of the day?

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