I first visited Tanuki Raw a few years ago, shortly after it first opened. I remember the food being reasonably priced and of . I revisited this year and was appalled to find that it was nothing close to what I'd expected.
We were seated indoors, right beside the automatic door leading to the outdoor terrace. I understand they were short on tables, but it really is an unpleasant spot to be seated at. It's quite tough to enjoy your meal while having gusts of warm air blasted at you every time the door opens.
We ordered a bottle of prosecco to start and it took quite a while to arrive. When it finally did, our waitress clearly had difficulties opening it. After quite a bit of a struggle, we decided to take over and open the bottle ourselves. We were provided with an ice bucket but apparently there were no stands available, so it had to be placed on our small and already overcrowded table. We ended up putting it on the floor.
We ordered oysters, a couple of their rolls, some sashimi and other bites to share. Oysters were poorly shucked and as a result, a couple of my oysters were mangled and filled with water from the melting ice. They were smallish but for the price, I can't complain too much, I'd just wished they were properly prepared. Their "instagrammable" maki was definitely not instagrammable, unless you're going for the brown and unexciting aesthetic. Sashimi and spam fries thankfully did not disappoint.
Doubt I'd return.
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