My wife and I were feeling adventurous and decided on sushi. We went to Rusan's since the Gulch seems to be a lively place. The atmosphere of Rusan?s however stands in stark contrast to the area. It was not appetizing to me, as it felt as though I was either walking into a subway car turned cafe, or a scene from Hostel - which for me personally is not comforting. I am not sure what the vibe intention is there, but apparently it is geared toward certain Eastern European?s who pine away for d?cor of pre-1989 East German eateries. Once at the table I glanced over the menu to decide only to find a hostile message greeting me which in paraphrase said something to the effect of, ?If you order something here you don?t like, too bad, no refund, it?s on you, not us, enjoy.? Not exactly a ?Western? way of doing business I must say. I would advise checking into a class on customer relations at a local college before posting any more endearing messages to your ?customers?. Any-who. I ordered a bottle of domestic beer to ease my tensions stemming from the harsh surroundings, and after a 15-minute wait finally received a bottle. As I began to take a sip I noticed that there was ?debris? around the rim that looked like someone had dropped it in the dumpster prior to arrival. Yum. After staring at it for a few minutes my wife said something to the waitress, but after waiting 15 minutes to get the drink in the first place, I decided to just get a glass. We both ordered rolls, my wife got the California roll and I got something with ?firecracker? in the title. When I took my first bite I was not pleased. I have had good sushi before, and this was not that. The fish cut was way too thick and gristly, so every bite was a war. The fried roll sat in a pool of red sauce that just didn?t go with sushi. I tried gnawing a few bites, but after making it through the first slice I couldn?t handle any more, and gave up rather than torture myself further. What are you going to do? Ask for another plate of something awful? Nah, it was time to leave. We asked for the check, the waitress asked how things were, we gave uncomfortable smiles and nodded just wanting to leave?paid the bill and went to get a burger. For those who post praise for this place, I would like you to show me what you ordered, watch you eat it, and have you explain to me what the appeal happens to be, because my wife and I obviously missed it. If you like sushi like this I would advise saving the cash, strolling down to the Cumberland, and waiting for the first dead carp to float by. Have a gnaw on that. Of course if you like this place, then you would probably enjoy it. Maybe it was just the wrong thing to order on a really bad night there, but I will not be back?as you could guess. Yikes.