The beauty of Toshi Sushi lies in its simplicity. The sushi counter seats 6 (maybe 8 if you take up the waiting area) and there are maybe 20 more seats in the main dining room.
But the simplicity of the restaurant belies chef Toshi-san's artistry.
Exiting Toshi Sushi COMPLETELY stuffed, I spied this thing across the street on the corner of 1st/Central:
Bottega Louie, on the corner 7th and Grand, in the old, and currently under bankruptcy protection, Brockman Building, elicits a lot of reactions.
"I love the design."
"I hate the design."
"It's too bare."
"All the hosts/hostesses/managers are good looking!"
"What? I can't hear you!?"
Bottega Louie is loud. Bottega Louie stands out. Bottega Louie screams to be noticed. And why shouldn't it?