Posted by Becky
Last night we both got home fairly late from work so rather than grilling up the Maui beef ribs (TJs) that had defrosted, we decided to hit up our new, favorite local sushi joint, Koryo Sushi. We sat down and filled out our order form. And waited. And waited. And then we heard the screaming. Once, really loudly. Pause for about 30 seconds. And again, even louder. This time the other restaurant patrons heard it as well. And then again and again and again, each time gaining in volume and agony. The restaurant went silent, and then I heard the kitchen crashing. At that point, a couple of men ran into the kitchen to see what was going on. A couple seconds later they walked out. One proclaimed someone had cut himself but was okay. The other said someone had cut himself and it was pretty bad. Either way, we knew we weren't going to stick around. It's a shame, but now I don't know that I'll be able to eat there for awhile. I'll be thinking there's a severed thumb in place of my tempura shrimp, or that the dynamite sauce is just a little too red, blood red.
We left and headed over to our old standby, Samurai Sushi Boat, on Grand Avenue. They were recently named the best sushi restaurant by the East Bay Guardian (or something like that) and truthfully, I'm having a hard time figuring out why. The sushi is not the freshest or the most innovative, but I do like the on-demand service a boat provides. Unfortunately, the last 2-3 times we've been, there's never anything new on the boat and the chefs are preoccupied making up sushi for the tables. The service there has also been a bit off lately. It sometimes takes very long to get any water or soup. Sometimes you get soup, sometimes you don't. I can't figure out when or why. Anyhow, I think that might have been our last time going (at least for awhile). We were there for about 45 minutes and managed to eat only a couple of things. I think it was our cheapest sushi trip in ages. And that's not because I didn't want more. There's always room for more sushi.