I must be jinxed: Dinner at a local, authentic Japanese restaurant last night. Ordered small sushi assortment, specified it would be my appetizer, and a donburi bowl. My husband ordered a more substantial sushi and sashimi platter. My donburi bowl arrived first, and one minute later came the sushi appetizer. My husband's platter made it to the table 20 minutes after I was served. I'll pass you the details about water glasses not refilled, dishes not cleared before dessert, dessert expectations misunderstood, etc. But the dishes were beautifully executed. Next time, we might do take out instead. Fabienne, that sounds pretty bad. At least Japanese people don't STARE at you while you are eating, amazed at your "whimsical yet powerful chopstick technique". It was my family and all, but it still kind of creeped me out.