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Wasavie, Paddington

Restaurants, Japanese, BYO, Outdoor Dining, Private Room

Overall 7.1  87

3.3 Below Average

Food  5      Ambience  5      Service  1      Value  2     


Current state, on fast-track to restaurant oblivion. Visit last saturday night, first one in a year and one of many over the last 5 years or so. Food, change from brilliantly executed japanese classics 3-4 years ago to so-so average fare of today, still ok for a "local" but nothing to travel for any more.

Ambience and value...average. Service, this is The current issue, this was literally "comedy hour" on the night, the front door person is straight out of Seinfeld soup-nazi episode, half drunk (with a visible empty wine glass behind him), spouting incoherent directions to frazzled staff, keeping prospective diners outside in the cold while the restaurant was half empty inside! When queried on a process (Any process!) as to the seating, (remember, no reservations via phone), he literally pompously waved people away and told them to wait patiently for their turn, total power-trip.

Once inside, (after a direct conversation), the staff were equally clueless, no table settings, no communication, unless you asked for menus and food it would not arrive. We have witnessed this across multiple examples around us on the big table, with a couple next to us leaving, others had to come up to the front and ask for the menus, people who got there at 6 pm got their food at 7.30, the list of woes goes on.

What happened here? This used to be a fantastic place to have honest and authentic japanese!. Does the owner realise his restaurant is being killed off by the service and food that is Way off its heights from 3-4 years ago. Sydney deserves better.

SMH needs to take off the hat and really lower the rating here, it is underserved now, a huge pity! and a lost gem, as per the views below.

Jul 26, 2010

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Wasavie, Paddington

Restaurants, Japanese, BYO, Outdoor Dining, Private Room

Overall 7.1  87

3.3 Below Average

Food  5      Ambience  5      Service  1      Value  2     


Current state, on fast-track to restaurant oblivion. Visit last saturday night, first one in a year and one of many over the last 5 years or so. Food, change from brilliantly executed japanese classics 3-4 years ago to so-so average fare of today, still ok for a "local" but nothing to travel for any more.

Ambience and value...average. Service, this is The current issue, this was literally "comedy hour" on the night, the front door person is straight out of Seinfeld soup-nazi episode, half drunk (with a visible empty wine glass behind him), spouting incoherent directions to frazzled staff, keeping prospective diners outside in the cold while the restaurant was half empty inside! When queried on a process (Any process!) as to the seating, (remember, no reservations via phone), he literally pompously waved people away and told them to wait patiently for their turn, total power-trip.

Once inside, (after a direct conversation), the staff were equally clueless, no table settings, no communication, unless you asked for menus and food it would not arrive. We have witnessed this across multiple examples around us on the big table, with a couple next to us leaving, others had to come up to the front and ask for the menus, people who got there at 6 pm got their food at 7.30, the list of woes goes on.

What happened here? This used to be a fantastic place to have honest and authentic japanese!. Does the owner realise his restaurant is being killed off by the service and food that is Way off its heights from 3-4 years ago. Sydney deserves better.

SMH needs to take off the hat and really lower the rating here, it is underserved now, a huge pity! and a lost gem, as per the views below.

Jul 26, 2010

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