Dining With Monkeys: Do Sushi | Restaurants
So I turned 40 last week. For my birthday dinner, I chose Do. Warren and I have been a few times, but not recently, and apparently the monkeys (Satchel, 9, and Jiro, 7) had been with their friends, but we'd never been together. We headed over at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday.
There were just a few other people there, probably due to the early hour, and we had our pick of seats. Of course the monkeys wanted to sit at the table in the corner window which requires sitting on the floor.
Our waiter was very attentive and we got our drink order taken right away. Water for the kids, tea for Warren, and a Sapporo for me. I didn't get a picture of Warren's tea but he was completely entranced by the tea bag and said you could tell that it was really good tea.
I had gotten a lot of recommendations on which sushi to try, but wasn't really sure what to get the kids. Our waiter suggested edamame to start, which none of us has ever refused. Warren really wanted the una don (rice bowl with eel) but I told him he had to help me eat a ton of sushi. So we ordered one for Satchel since he is an eel hound. I asked the waiter if the sushi chef would mind doing a plain shrimp tempura roll for Jiro and he said it was no problem. Then we ordered some soba noodles for good measure.
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