My husband and I have been fans of Ovio since its beginning further down on California. The staff is great; the late chef, Eddie was a wonder -- the new kitchen staff is amazing (without forgetting Eddie, they've moved on.) Perhaps the industrial design contributes to noise, but it just feels like dining to me .. and they always find a quiet corner if you ask. Shin and Ellie are the best...it's worth a drive even if you live in the dark heart of suburbia. There is a less expensive "branch" in the old location, called "O". It's super too -- but Ovio is the place for any celebration or a just plain wonderful dining experience.