I recommend that you eat in the back, if you're looking for a quieter, more upscale ambiance. The table closes to the bar is a bit crowded -- a bar patron kept jostling our table. But the food!!! The sushi is excellent, and the drinks were well-made. The miso soup (which I usually hate) was great. We experienced a short wait; however, it was obvious the sushi was freshly made to order and the fried rice was about the best I've ever tasted.