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dinner at geisha house tonight--omg what awful food

westsidegal Nov 2, 2008 01:00 AM

the ocean's 3 roll was a mess of mayo paired with awful (possibly canned) crab.
the sushi was on hard, cold rice and didn't at all hold together when you picked it up.
the hamachi was not very fresh
the saba was hard as a rock, old, and just terrible.

to top it off the service s-cked.

they only offered two types of beer (maybe so that you could be steered into ordering their overpriced mixed drinks?)--sapporo regular and sapporo light.

i knew not to expect anything good at this place, but i didn't expect it to be really terrible either, especially at those prices

the only good thing they served was the edamame.

  1. J.L. Nov 2, 2008 08:24 AM

    And why would one actually expect good food at Geisha House? Most go for the scene.

    6 Replies
    1. re: J.L.
      Akitist Nov 2, 2008 09:25 AM

      Do they actually have geisha? Or is that a silly question?

      1. re: Akitist
        westsidegal Nov 2, 2008 10:20 AM

        no, they have nothing authentically japanese there.

      2. re: J.L.
        westsidegal Nov 2, 2008 10:19 AM

        i had only hoped for passable food.
        i went there on a first date-- not a good time to start wrangling over restaurant choice. obviously my date wasn't a foody, and the choice was an honest attempt at trying to impress me, so his intentions were good. . . . .

        1. re: westsidegal
          nosh Nov 2, 2008 02:58 PM

          Watch out, westsidegal. If he chose Geisha House to impress you on a first date, the second is going to be at The Penthouse on top of the Huntley and he'll try to seal the deal with the third at Mr. Chow's.

          1. re: nosh
            westsidegal Nov 2, 2008 08:06 PM

            now i'm really scared!
            thanks for the heads-up!

            1. re: westsidegal
              J.L. Nov 2, 2008 10:18 PM

              Heaven only knows what taking you to Yamashiro would mean (gasp!).....

      3. lotta_cox Nov 3, 2008 09:17 AM

        I have actually had good food there. But it is certainly not what I would call authentic. They have good cocktails. I am sorry you had a bad experience.

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