While the hostess seats you, you will be greeted by all the chefs. Seating is available in 3 separate areas; the room by the chefs is small and can feel crowded on busy nights. The middle room has been recently redorated in a semi-modern, moderatly Asian decor. The third seating area is somewhat dark; I assume it's next on the list for renovation.
Items I recommend/love: Spicy White Tuna Crunch (the best maki ever), Bagel Maki, Rainbow roll, scallop appetizer, cucumber salad, Green Tea Creme Brulee and Green Tea cake. The creme brulee is just superb. And popular--they often run out.
Wine selection is good (my favorite is the Hogue Riesling) and each meal is concluded with complimentary orange sections, cut out of, and served in, the peel.
I've been here for all occasions: birthdays, family gatherings, impress the parents, dates, friend get-togethers, you name it. There's always a mixed crowd of families, business types, dates and it never seems weird.