Very little alterations made to the external presentation of from when it was an OCB. We were curious and went in, it is lovely inside. Immediately the management sought to make our experience the best possible. Initially I was a little confused by being asked for an alcohol order upon entry, though I think because it was a very quiet Wednesday night he was also acting bartender and sought to expedite our order. \r
We sat in the Sushi bar and there was hesitation that my husband could still order hibachi there, I was more comfortable with the presentation from afar. The standard ‘sushi’ was ridiculously cheap and the best I have ever had. The ‘philly’ sushi roll was delicious had amazing smoked salmon that was different to the salmon in the California roll and the sesame seeds were very tasty. \r
Upon tasting our food we started planning who we would take here. It is sad that more people haven’t discovered this place. The blinds are kept closed to maintain the fantastic intimate atmosphere but that keeps the outside from seeing in! Perhaps if the blinds were updated to some wide wooden ones, some detail colors on the external paintwork or stylized plants in the garden would help. Regardless step inside and share this Shoreline gem with us!
Pros: Thoughtfull management and staff
Cons: OCB stigma not quite removed from outside, but step in!