I have been in the restaurant business for some years now, and have never quite had an experience like I had today. I started my day out with a craving for a little sushi for lunch. So I headed up to Oishi around 1:40. I pull up, and see the open sign on so I figure they are doing lunch till 2:30. As I am walking up, the sign goes dark, and the window sign gets turned and I think to myself that there is no way the place closes for lunch at 1:45. I look at the hours of operation and it says that they do lunch till 2:00. So at this point I was ready to just get some sushi to go , so the employees could get along with closing, and I could be out of their hair. Upon entering I ask the hostess, who appears to be no more than a high-school student, why they are closing 15 minutes early, and she responds ""Because we just are."" Being a little baffled, I repeat what she says in the form of a question, and she says, with a condescending smile ""Because we have already started closing down the kitchen."" So i say, ""Sounds good, but I want nothing from the kitchen, I just want a couple of sushi rolls."" She says it's (sushi bar) closed as well. Still not comprehending how this KID all of 16 years, old is talking to me and telling me this BS in this tone of voice, I ask for the manager. She says ""He is in the back if you wanna go and get him."" OK now I am furious, and ask her to please go and get him....TWICE. As she walks off she mentions to another apparent high-school student that ""We have a 'stickler'."" The other employee comes up and starts talking to me about the fact she is sorry they are closed...same condescending smile. So the 1st kid comes from the back and says she can't find her manager. At this point I see a man, who appears to be the owner, and he says they have run out of rice. I tell him, I won't be back ever, due to his staff. Not to mention he closes 15 minutes early. One of the girls yells loudly, ""Have a nice day!!!"" as I am walking out the door. Really?!?
Pros: Don't know, this was my first experience there
Cons: The fact that the FOH employees may ruin the business for this restaurant. HORRIBLE!