I have been a patron for many yrs. Let me start by saying, unless you are well versed in ethnic (esp Japanese cuisine) dining, and pls tell me you are from a cultural metro city (NY, LA, CHGO, etc), DO NOT WRITE REVIEWS ON SOMETHING OUT OF YOUR LEAGUE!!!!! I love STL but for a city that brags about toasted rav (a product found in the freezer section of ev grocers) leave the reviews for the pros. If you are going out to lunch.....tell the waiter you are pressed for time!!!!! WOW what a concept. Whitney (one of the best sushi chefs) and Brian (one of the best servers in the biz) are most efficient and attentive. I have spent a half hour if cramped for time. And I've spent 2 hours as well because they are experts in the field of quality & presentation. I have been eating sushi for at least 23 yrs. and in STL you can always go to Bentos....oops they closed...or Oshiana.....no variety or atmosphere.....or Drunken Fish....Known for their alcohol rather than food...or the once reknown Tachibana....well there is a fall for all business...or you can sit back, relax, and experience fine sushi dining in a town where olive garden, pasta house, and fast food reigns....#1 sushi is Nippon Tei.
Pros: great svc, fresh sushi, vast variety, relaxed atmosph.
Cons: people in a hurry should go to the mcd on every corner