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pocketviking May 13, 2014 02:16 PM

Last week someone told me there is a place somewhere on Beacon Street in Brookline which sells half-price sushi to adults who are under 5'. I can only find places that do that for kids. Does this ring any bells? A short friend of mine is always citing the downsides of being vertically challenged & would just love this to be true - even if it's not the best sushi!

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    Parsnipity RE: pocketviking May 13, 2014 05:32 PM

    No idea- but I'd be interested in your recs for who sells half price sushi for kids!

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      pocketviking RE: Parsnipity May 13, 2014 06:40 PM

      No recs, but found a Brookline place called Takusan via Google that does just that!

    2. Veggo RE: pocketviking May 13, 2014 05:41 PM

      Never heard of such a thing. Maybe they serve horizontally challenged fish.

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        ParisLady RE: pocketviking May 13, 2014 06:24 PM

        I really do not intend for this to sound mean or rude...but this is rediculous! It is discrimanotory and I believe illegal. Pocketviking, are you being serious? I think that I better stop here. :)

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          pocketviking RE: ParisLady May 13, 2014 06:50 PM

          Hey, I'm not advocating anything - just following up on a rumor!

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            smtucker RE: ParisLady May 13, 2014 07:08 PM

            I can't imagine that this is illegal. You can serve a free dessert to a mother on mother's day; free dinner on a birthday; heck, you can have pink rose day and everyone who wears a pink rose gets a free champagne. How is being short different?

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              hotoynoodle RE: smtucker May 14, 2014 04:58 AM

              well, no, you cannot give away booze, unless it's included in the price of the flower. :)

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              Uncle Yabai RE: ParisLady May 14, 2014 01:13 AM

              Agree. In particular, I find the discrimanotory part of the practice just rediculous.

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                ParisLady RE: ParisLady May 14, 2014 02:44 AM

                Just my humble opinion...

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                  C. Hamster RE: ParisLady May 14, 2014 05:41 AM

                  Ridiculous? Perhaps

                  Discriminatory? Yes

                  Illegal? Doubtful. Unless you can dig up a law that says you can't discriminate against tall people.

                  Tall people can unite and empower themselves by not patronizing the place.

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                    tysonmcneely RE: ParisLady May 14, 2014 07:56 AM

                    Not again! Those people under 5 feet tall have it so easy!!!!

                    Seriously, I doubt they do this, it's probably just for kids. But even if they do, I think it's OK to let them have it...

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                      LilBrownBat RE: ParisLady May 14, 2014 09:32 AM

                      "People over 5 feet tall" is not a legally protected category. Of course it's not illegal.

                    2. Prav RE: pocketviking May 13, 2014 06:51 PM

                      hilarious.

                      1. kobuta RE: pocketviking May 13, 2014 08:07 PM

                        Hey, that would be me. I want to know if this place exists!

                        1. Dinsdale45 RE: pocketviking May 14, 2014 04:29 AM

                          The all-you-can eat sushi place that was once in Natick (big place, but I forget the name, and I think they're closed) used to charge by height. My daughter was always tall for her age, and was always charged as an adult.

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                            Prav RE: Dinsdale45 May 14, 2014 07:20 AM

                            Minado? Is still open. They don't charge by height though.

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                              Gordough RE: Prav May 14, 2014 07:25 AM

                              Minado in Natick used to charge kids depending on their height. I think they have switched to charging by age now. But they actually had a measuring stick near the hostess stand.

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                                NE_Wombat RE: Prav May 14, 2014 08:04 AM

                                Minado is still open - well, at least as of last week.

                                They DO charge children by height. My vertically challenged wife frequently laments the age discrimination.

                                From their website (30 seconds ago), which matches the video sign in the restaurant:

                                5 ft. & Under: Half of Adult Price
                                4 ft. & Under: 1/4 of Adult Price
                                3 ft. & Under: Free
                                *Children must be 12 years of age or younger

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                                  Prav RE: NE_Wombat May 14, 2014 08:50 AM

                                  Well I'll be! I guess the sign is usually blocked by the throngs of people waiting to get in :)

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                                    NE_Wombat RE: Prav May 14, 2014 08:59 AM

                                    It's one of those video monitor signs on the wall, to the right of the inside entrance. The images rotate, so unless you're bored in line without anything else to look at, it's easy to miss.

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                                    valcfield RE: NE_Wombat May 14, 2014 08:50 AM

                                    I guess they felt measuring your waist line would be too invasive?

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                                      Gordough RE: NE_Wombat May 14, 2014 09:57 AM

                                      So strange. I was there a few weeks ago with my kids and it was the first time they did not measure their height. I thought they had done away with the practice.

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                                        NE_Wombat RE: Gordough May 14, 2014 12:03 PM

                                        Pretty sure we saw it there on 4/21 - but not having kids we've never actually used it. It's still listed as policy on their website, maybe they "forgot".

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                                        lergnom RE: NE_Wombat May 14, 2014 09:59 AM

                                        To clarify, since there seems to be misunderstanding, Minado like Takusan is talking about children's heights, not adult heights.

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                                          NE_Wombat RE: lergnom May 14, 2014 11:56 AM

                                          Thus my inclusion of:

                                          "They DO charge children by height." and

                                          "*Children must be 12 years of age or younger"

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                                      LilBrownBat RE: Dinsdale45 May 14, 2014 09:35 AM

                                      I'm betting this is the origin of the rumor -- warped, as usual, just like a game of telephone. Maybe we can be sensible and shut it down now rather than indulging in a rantfest full of outraged comments about the morality and legality of something that isn't even happening.

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                                        pocketviking RE: LilBrownBat May 14, 2014 11:19 AM

                                        Thank you, LilBrownBat! I take the blame for testing a rumor & starting this whole thing. Time to move on!

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                                      bear RE: pocketviking May 14, 2014 04:43 AM

                                      Dang it, I miss it by two inches.

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                                        lergnom RE: pocketviking May 14, 2014 09:56 AM

                                        This is what the actual website for Takusan says:

                                        "Children 5 ft. & Under: Half of Adult Price 4 ft. & Under: 1/4 of Adult Price 3 ft. & Under: FREE *Children must be 12 years of age or younger"

                                        It took 5 seconds to find this. The restaurant, btw, is on the corner of St. Paul and Beacon.

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                                          L2k RE: lergnom May 14, 2014 11:06 AM

                                          The sushi is actually quite good there. They make it to order and suggest you limit yourself to 3 orders at a time.

                                          They have some very interesting rolls and they also have traditional Japanese restaurant entrees.

                                          Much better than the mill that is Minado.

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