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Urasawa - dress code?

GabrielM Oct 14, 2008 05:05 PM


I'll be going to Urasawa for the first time and I'm wondering what to wear. For people that went, is it very casual or formal?


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    RicRios Oct 14, 2008 05:46 PM

    The only formal dress codes in the place are Hiroyuki-san's and crew.
    (BTW, 10 people max)

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    1. re: RicRios
      GabrielM Oct 14, 2008 05:54 PM

      Thank you. I already have my reservation. I'm flying from Canada for a conference and can't wait to experience this!

      I checked some pictures on Flickr and everybody seem to be dressed causually, nothing too formal. So I'll leave my tie and jacket at the hotel :)

    2. ipsedixit Oct 14, 2008 09:39 PM

      No dress code.

      Just make sure to wear something you'll be comfortable eating in for about 3+ hours.

      1. kevin h Oct 14, 2008 11:21 PM

        Though there is no formal dress code, most people tend to dress up a bit. I usually wear nice jeans and a long-sleeve button shirt, sometimes with a blazer.

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        1. re: RBH68
          ns1 Oct 15, 2008 11:12 AM

          nice jeans ;)

          1. re: ns1
            kevin h Oct 15, 2008 09:18 PM

            Yes, nice jeans. Do you take issue to that? ;)

            1. re: kevin h
              ns1 Oct 16, 2008 08:36 AM

              Not I, as I wear the same thing when eating out. Gotta love LA!

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          JE33 Oct 15, 2008 11:58 AM

          I suppose my only dress code recommendation would be dark sunglasses and earplugs, as a result of the incessant flash bulbs flashing and shutters clicking all around you.

          The omakaserazzi are in full force there.

          Good luck!

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          1. re: JE33
            annalulu Oct 15, 2008 05:08 PM

            Agree with that! I've been dying to go, but will not have my evening ruined by people who have to preserve every moment. I know it's my loss, but the frustration isn't worth it.

            1. re: annalulu
              RicRios Oct 15, 2008 05:26 PM

              Put together a group of 10, get the entire space for yourselves, omakaserazzi-less guaranteed!

              1. re: RicRios
                annalulu Oct 15, 2008 06:13 PM

                I'm in. JE33, are you in? Anyone else?

                1. re: annalulu
                  RicRios Oct 15, 2008 06:30 PM

                  I'm IN, just send me a buzz.

                  HOWEVER, a note of caution: beware if you put together the group, you'll have to pay for any no-shows. CCard or friend's face (basically, same thing) warranty required up-front.

                  1. re: annalulu
                    Adsvino Oct 15, 2008 06:52 PM

                    IN. And will bring Champagne.

                    1. re: annalulu
                      J.L. Oct 15, 2008 11:23 PM

                      I would be one of those people to ruin your evening by taking photos. I am addicted to amateur food photography. Although I do go "flashless" at Urasawa, due to its decent lighting.

                      Sorry, I am seeking a 12-step program for this as we speak. Either that, or buy me yet another 2 terabyte hard drive, please....

                      1. re: J.L.
                        kevin h Oct 16, 2008 01:23 AM

                        Flash is definitely unnecessary at Urasawa. Even though I do take photos, I am also annoyed by those who use flash.

                        It was interesting to note that on my last visit, the majority of people did have cameras, while on my first visit, my dining companion and I were the only ones. Perhaps food photography is becoming more mainstream?

                        1. re: kevin h
                          Debbie W Oct 16, 2008 07:39 AM

                          Yes, more and more people are taking photos of their food. I took my camera to Urasawa on my only visit there and the only problem I had was shooting each piece of sushi since you are supposed to consume it immediately. I don't drag my camera everywhere and I never (ok, rarely) use the flash, so if it's too dark then I'm out of luck.

                2. re: JE33
                  HollywoodLocal Oct 16, 2008 03:32 AM

                  "omakaserazzi". You are my new vocab idol! lol

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