I bought a scoopon for a 90 minutes all you can eat sushi at this restaurant, Their all you can eat is not a true all you can eat session. You have to place an order for one dish per person, wait for them to prepare it and then once served, you have to finish them before you can place another order. The first order comes out within 8 minutes, the next one takes 10 minutes, the next order takes 12 minutes, the next one 15 minutes, the next one takes another 15 minutes. It just takes longer and longer for them to prepare the meal. Apparently this is their tactic to limit the "all you can eat" session. The fact that they are mentioning "all you can eat" is just misleading and frustrating. Shame on Japanese restaurants....
Next time try to go in group of 4 or 5, order 3 dishes to come out first, and then one dish after the 3 dishes comes out. you place an order for the remaining 2 dish. While waiting for the 3 dishes to come out prepare a list of dishes that you want to order one after another, make it as long/as much as you want, 50 or 100 dishes if necessary. Once the first 3 dishes arrived, you need to share one plate first, once you finish that you can finish the second plate, and so on, so one dish can be served continuously.
Ask to be seated close to the kitchen or the counter, the waitress hides behind the counter, trying not to be seen by you so that you cannot place an order quickly, and they also down the ordering process by collecting empty plates from your previous order, hence you better stack them before they arrive. Also they take other people order on the way back to the counter, maybe a good idea to go to the counter yourself with the order.
The food was good. We tried to ring to make a booking, but no one answers and when we turned up we saw why. The phone is constantly ringing and no one does answer, so I don't know how anyone makes a booking. There is no ambience. It is more like a cafe, not somewhere you would go for a nice relaxing dinner. It is somewhere I would go for a lunch.
My family has been to Otoro on quite a few occasions. The food is great value for money. The serving sizes are more than generous and the food tastes great. The Chef is friendly and appreciates that customers return to his restaurant. At no extra cost a fruit dessert is brought out to conclude the meal. We have been to many Japanese sushi restaurants and currently Otoro is our favourite.
This place is great. If you like Japanese food but are hesitant about going to a small unknown restaurant... don't be. You won't regret it. Great Japanese food, good value and just off the main road (so a little quieter). The food is always delivered promptly and your meal is capped off with a lovely little fruit platter. The chef obviously loves his work and is very proud of it. We'll be back there many more times... :-)