Urasawa etiquette question
Friends and I have a reservation for Urasawa to celebrate a birthday in the group and we are all super excited about the opportunity to experience the legend! However, one person wants to come who does not eat sushi. She's willing to fork over the money to sit in the seat and just not eat and I am totally cringing at the prospect of this and of the insult that I feel it represents. Do I need to get over it? Will Urasawa deal? Or should I make the effort to scratch her from the invite list? Thanks for any advice.
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i say call and ask them what the policy is.
otherwise, i will battle servorg for the "trained seal" position. =)
When you say your friend does not eat sushi, what do you mean? As in she does not eat nigri sushi or any kind of sashimi?
What about other types of Japanese foods? Usually he will serve things like shabu shabu, kobe beef, and even cooked fish.
Are those off limits for your friend as well? If they are, leave her at home. If not, it might be worth a shot.
Oh, and HIro will usually ask what a person likes and doesn't like. So, no, I don't he'll be offended.
I think it would be very rude. not only to the Itame, but to another person who could have had that seat who WANTED to eat Sushi.
It would be tremendously insulting to confront your gracious servers and chef and fellow diners to the ongoing presence of someone who is there, but does not like and refuses to eat their food and art. Part of his pleasure in presenting your food is seeing you enjoy it!
Also, think of the poor sushi, nigiri, sashimi lover who lost out because your friend paid to sit and waste the itame's time and space!
Tell your friend to meet you afterwards at a bar.