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MSP New Japanese Restaurant on Hennepin & 6th

Our Musashi experience was absolutely awful. Our party of 6 arrived at 7:20 pm for a 7:30 reservation at one of their Hibachi tables. After being seated, were not even greeted to ask us for our drink order until 7:44... understandable if the place was even remotely busy, however, on a beautiful Saturday night when every other restaurant in the city was overbooked until 10 pm, we could have walked in and sat at any table in the restaurant with a group of literally any size.

Once the waitress finally came to our table, she asked us for our drink order without even presenting us with their wine/beer list, and instead offered us her abbreviated and very incomplete rendition of what was on the list.

After she came back a second time to ask us to repeat our drink order, someone in our party asked when our Hibachi chef would be joining us to make our dinner "in about 20-25 minutes." she responded -- we declined.

On our way out the door, the restaurant host offered to seat us at any other "regular" table because he suggested that the service "might be better." We decided to pass.

This restaurant has been open for some time now, and is in a prime location on 5th and Hennepin in DT Mpls. Once we walked in at 7:30 pm on a Saturday evening and saw how absolutely dead the restaurant was, we should have known what was coming. You would expect much more from a restaurant that charges 25-35 per entree.

STAY AWAY... though I doubt they'll be open long enough for most people to get burned the way we did.

Feb 17, 2008
bedn0009 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Neptune Oyster

If you really.... REALLY want fresh New England style seafood, and you aren't going to blink at a $2.50 oyster, or a $20 Lobster Roll, then you MUST go to the Neptune Oyster.

Quality of the Shellfish/service/cocktails cannot be over emphasized. When talking to the owner, and asking him why he opened the restaurant, he simply stated "Because my wife and I LIKE wine, and we LOVE Oysters."

Enough said. Go there.

Oct 26, 2007
bedn0009 in Greater Boston Area

Oysters

Also, please make some suggestions for great Oyster places around Chatham as well!

Oct 20, 2007
bedn0009 in All New England Archive

Casual Seafood Recommendation on Cape Cod?

Thank you all for your replies. We are staying in Chatham, and looking forward to it.

Oct 19, 2007
bedn0009 in All New England Archive

Casual Seafood Recommendation on Cape Cod?

Honestly... since we plan on traveling the entire cape during our 2 days, I am up for most any suggestions. I haven't finalized lodging yet for our night there. Someone mentioned The Beachcomber... and I have read several other threads on this board for suggestions, but many of them reference more fine dining than I am looking for.

Oct 10, 2007
bedn0009 in All New England Archive

Casual Seafood Recommendation on Cape Cod?

My wife and I are coming to NE Oct 25-28.... spending 2 nights in Boston, and then Saturday night on Cape Cod. I am looking for a recommendation for some authentic Cape Cod fare. Specifically, I would like to find a somewhat casual spot for some of the best the Cape has to offer... great local seafood and a few beers.

We will be spending Thursday and Friday nights in downtown Boston, and I am sure I will have had my share of fine dining while there, so I am looking for a recommendation on a well-regarded, casual place to sit down with a dozen oysters, some fried clams, a lobster and a couple of cocktails as we enjoy our last night on Cape Cod.

Thank you!

Oct 09, 2007
bedn0009 in All New England Archive

Cape Cod Oysters/Clams/Lobsters and Beer!

Hello,

My wife and I are coming to NE Oct 25-28.... spending 2 nights in Boston, and then Saturday night on Cape Cod. I am looking for a recommendation for some authentic Cape Cod fare. Specifically, I would like to find a somewhat casual spot for some of the best the Cape has to offer... great local seafood and a few beers.

We will be spending Thursday and Friday nights in downtown Boston, and I am sure I will have had my share of fine dining while there, so I am looking for a recommendation on a good, casual place to sit down with a dozen oysters, some fried clams, a lobster and a couple of cocktails as we enjoy our last night on Cape Cod. I have held off booking lodging for that evening pending a restaurant recommendation... if you have a tip for lodign, please pass that along as well.

Thank you!

P.S. - CapeCodGuy, Phelana and Cape Year Rounder - I would love your input!

Oct 05, 2007
bedn0009 in All New England Archive