Friday, January 29, 2010
Last night I went to Shoku with my friends, two of whom, were "sushi newbies." We ordered everything and were able to practice our very favorite hobby: Drinking wine and talking about how much we love each other.
The food was amazing. I particularly recommend the Grandview Roll, Buckeye Roll, and Sweet Potato Roll-truly delicious and unique without compromising the "Sushiness." The wait staff were pleasant and attentive, ten points Shoku. My water glass was always full, bonus points for that. Now the part that bothered me...There's always something isn't there?
There is a big difference between picky eaters and a food allergy. A shellfish allergy, in particular, is not really something you want to mess with. So when we ordered and explained that one the girls had an allergy and we'd like the items containing shellfish to be served separately, this seemed a simple enough request. Instead, not only did they bring it all out together on the above pictured massive (although beautiful) boat, they had a lot of trouble telling us which items contained shellfish as they were all mixed in together. As one of the girls said to our waiter as he randomly poked at things that "might" contain shellfish, "This is kinda important." Fail, Shoku, Fail.