My wife and I were looking for a tasty and friendly meal out as an end to a long day. We had been to Niko Niko some time ago. The interior has a pleasant look apart from three or four large screen TVs that are always on.
On our previous visit, we had a pleasant experience. But this time our experience was different. We were able to get a wall table where at least one of us did not have to be distracted by the stroboscopic effect of several large screen sports TV.
We were immediately asked if we were ready to order, which we were not. When we did order, it was several pieces of sushi and appetizer of egg roll. But the sushi came first, then the egg roll later.
The sushi was rather bland, except for the spicy tuna roll which was OK. Quantities were minimal, and the shrimp tiny. Egg rolls were OK, but by no means delicate in flavor. We then ordered the white tuna sashimi. It was not as soft as we had hoped, and was almost flavorless. It tasted like it had been frozen.
Our table was cleared and mopped up, and then we waited and waited and waited, and could not even catch the server's attention for our bill. She was too busy cleaning a counter to notice customers.
So we stood up, unnoticed, walked to the cash register, where the other server looked up, took our payment without a word, and went back to sorting through receipts.
We left feeling very let down by our evening out. Seems we did not have the same experience as many of the other reviewers, but we will not be returning. Shame, as when friends are in town it is the only restaurant within short walking distance.