11400 N Ventura Ave, Ojai, CA | Directions 9302334.422222 -119.289425
Small Tippers Beware – The food is basically sushi and and other typical Japanese cuisine. The presentantion of the food was nice but the food was kinda bland and completely unmemorable. Service was fairly slow but not too bad. It is a place you might try if you are starving and just passing by, but do not consider it as a destination. The eating arrangements are quite cramped which is fine if you enjoy sharing your conversation with your neighbor. We actually had to climb onto our seat to leave the table to use the restroom. The kicker........My wife's birthday.....We had a large party of about 12 people. I was in a hurry to leave towards the end, so when the bill finally arrived, I grabbed a big chunk of money from my wallet and gave it to the waitress after doing some quick math in my head to figure out the tip. I gave the waitress a 42 dollar tip for the hour and ten minutes she served us. I figured that was a pretty descent wage to be making for a 19 year old with no real skills including waitressing. NOPE!!!! As I was getting ready to leave, the young waitress' madam aproached me in broken English and asked if the service or food was poor. Not wanting to hurt anyones feeling on my wifes birthday, of course I said no. Then she replied, "Why you give such small tip?". Apparently my quick math skills are not all that fantastic. It turns out that I only tipped 17%. She continued to badger me, blocking my every step as I tried to escape all the while being scolded loudly in front of everyone in the entire restaurant. I ended up giving her another 20 just so she would get out of my way. I generally tip 20% everywhere I go which I feel is sufficient for such an unskilled job. But, I always thought tipping was optional. I guess not.
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