A lot of wait for a bunch of nothin'!.
My husband and I went to Akira last night--one of the few nights out we have been privileged enough to have as parents of three--to celebrate our anniversary. The restaurant was somewhat busy, but we were seated at an empty table immediately. Our server was pleasant, and drinks were delivered promptly, so kudos to him! Food, on the other hand, appeared to be a scarcity. My husband ordered a $15 sushi roll, and another $16 sushi combo, which you would have thought would've thrilled the owner! Instead, the owner / sushi chef threw a complete primadonna hissy--apparently telling the servers there were too many sushi orders--, got in his car, and left! Luckily--an hour into our visit--our server was kindly enough to tell us about 'the crisis,' as he called it. We decided to leave, and paid for our drinks (which, in my opinion, should've been complimentary), warning incoming patrons as we exited. The woman at the register was apologetic, but there wasn't much that could calm our anger at having been denied our order because it was 'too much' at 7:30 on a special occasion Saturday night.So, as the title of this post states, if you want a place to sit for a long time with no food, this is it! If you want an actual meal and general hospitality, though, I'd recommend looking elsewhere.