雖說每座城市的車站周圍都是最熱鬧的，不過天仙卻鮮少來這附近。這天剛好有事來到這塊區域，雖然已經下午了，但肚子也開始餓了。附近選擇很多，但不想踩雷（這天原本沒有什麼冒險精神）本來想要選一間連鎖店，至少吃的安心些。後來因為第一選擇還須排隊（都下午了），懶得等就另外看看。走著走著想說前頭不是有Burger King嗎？Burger King分店不多，若今天選擇吃Burger King也算是挺新鮮的。後來看到這間平價日式料理，肚子已經餓扁了就把漢堡王拋到腦後了。一進去，才想說：這...就是原本的Burger King吧！？（這樣算有吃到嗎？）
It's always busiest around train stations. It's true for every city. But I rarely come to this neighbourhood around Taipei Main Station. We came here running an errand, and got hungry soon after. There were a lot of choices, but initially, I didn't intend to be adventurous. We initially picked a franchise, but we had to queue up, and I didn't feel like waiting. We remembered a Burger King nearby, then got distracted by this affordable Japanese place. It wasn't until we came in that we realised: this, indeed, used to be Burger King!
From my very unprofessional observation, despite having the location advantage, it's probably still going to be very difficult for them to survive. In locations like this, you can't just have good food. You have to go the extra mile, and make a really deep impression on people. Or else, the only customers they're ever going to attract, are people like us - those who are too lazy to wait in line to dine at other places. I reckon the rent is probably pretty high as well? If they have a few poor business days... I can hardly imagine how they'll survive the month!
In terms of the service? I'm afraid the service is only satsifactory. The girl who took us to our table cleared the stuff on the table, but I really don't remember seeing her wiping it clean. I don't care what was on the table. All I know is that if you wipe the table, it's a gesture that shows you care about what the customer thinks.
即使有wifi，餐廳的本質 - 餐點以及服務都要到位才行（何況用餐完畢後才被告知wifi還沒開通...那你們是貼好玩的嗎？）
It says there's wifi access. Is it a plus? I don't know. It's a restaurant afterall... and you must pay attention to the food and service! (Afterwards we were told that the wifi was not accessible, yet! So... the note is just for reference?)
As for the food, I ordered sashimi teishoku. The rice was sushi rice (marinated in vinegar). The first few bites were nice, but then I started tasting lumps...
The raw fish were fresh, alright... and the plate was well displayed. The wasabi, however, didn't seem nor tasted like natural wasabi.
The chawanmushi was also satisfactory, but nothing special...
This was what the other half ordered. I did get a bit of the fish, and it tasted fine. But I don't like the taste of soft and solid foods mingled together... So even if it was good, there is little chance I'd ever order this. My other half is not so picky, so if even he says something is bad, then it must be really bad! Fortunately, this was okay.
Despite free top-up of rice and soup, I still think they picked the wrong spot for business. I reckon they have a better chance of surviving around university campus... If their main target customers were students, their business will surely thrive! But to open a shop here, and about three or four shops next to it is another Japanese place that apparently has a larger crowd of patrons? I think they are in real danger...
However, this seems to be a business of a group of young people. That, is something worth mentioning, and worth encouraging.
But if you want to survive, please make the effort!!