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OK so,

I have a date (yes it happens) and I'm taking her to a Japanese restaurant since she knows I love Japan and Anime and all that good stuff.... However, and this is an issue, I have no idea what the **** i'm meant to be doing when it comes to ordering food, what goes well together etc etc.....

Now, I wanna go in there and not look like a cretin, taking too long to order etc etc... I want to order things that all work together and not thing that would clash.

Now, I have the menu from the restaurant that we're going to which I've attached below, yes this is my first post but I've been a member here for ages. Please give me some advice or help, I even went to a Japanese forum on food which didn't really help...

So, please, stop me from being an utter moron and making a complete tit out of myself. I would very much appreciate any help you guys and girls can offer... This is really important to me so don't be mean.

I'm going to edit out the company and what not so you only get the pictures of the food so I don't get banned :-)

https://www.docdroid.net/AGWzDVf/164-file-6289asdd.pdf.html

The document is there and it's just a PDF, you can view it online too

Cheers,

RGE_master
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RGE_Master wrote:

OK so,

I have a date (yes it happens) and I'm taking her to a Japanese restaurant since she knows I love Japan and Anime and all that good stuff.... However, and this is an issue, I have no idea what the **** i'm meant to be doing when it comes to ordering food, what goes well together etc etc.....

Now, I wanna go in there and not look like a cretin, taking too long to order etc etc... I want to order things that all work together and not thing that would clash.

Now, I have the menu from the restaurant that we're going to which I've attached below, yes this is my first post but I've been a member here for ages. Please give me some advice or help, I even went to a Japanese forum on food which didn't really help...

So, please, stop me from being an utter moron and making a complete tit out of myself. I would very much appreciate any help you guys and girls can offer... This is really important to me so don't be mean.

I'm going to edit out the company and what not so you only get the pictures of the food so I don't get banned :-)

https://www.docdroid.net/AGWzDVf/164-file-6289asdd.pdf.html

The document is there and it's just a PDF, you can view it online too

Cheers,

RGE_master


(Don't worry, you won't get banned for company names, just for illegal names )

Well, a couple of questions. Has your date been to the restaurant in question, or places like it? If so, I'd honestly just suggest asking her what she recommends. Admit it's new to you, but you trust her judgement, that helps get conversation going about both of your tastes and preferences.

If she hasn't, you might ask the wait staff for their (or the chef's) choice. You might end up with something off-menu that way, and they'll put in the effort to make sure it fits together, or at least is super tasty.

Also, what's your heat tolerance, and what is hers? Most of the spicy options are obvious, but if you're unsure, be sure to order more on the bland side to start.

Most generally, if you're going for sushi, the idea is to go from light colors to dark (basically matches up well with going lean to fat). Do your research, and pick a couple of items that fit an order for that, then plan on going for a more generic entree that you know you'll like to be on the safe side, in case any of the sushi doesn't agree with you.

Know your terms. If you know a type of food you want to avoid (such as eel), be sure to know its Japanese term, since it might be all you see on the menu. Some shops will allow you to order from a simple paper menu where you check off what you want and pass it to your server, but for a first time anywhere, I'd avoid that unless the people you're with use it. Since it lacks pictures, be sure to know a couple of items you think you'd be happy with.

Be sure to leave room for dessert! Better to leave a little hungry, but if your date polishes off her plate and you do as well, you can always grab another maki to split.

That table for 2 sushi looks pretty tasty, and it's got a nice mix of everything on it for you to experiment with.
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Posted 2/21/17 , edited 2/21/17
Well, you already made an excellent decision by asking all of us heart-stealers that frequent the Crunchyroll forums...just kidding friend. I would tell her that you have never been to the restaurant before and just thought it looked like fun. This would break the tension and you wouldn't have to focus on remembering food advice (just enjoy your date!)


MakotoKamui wrote:
you might ask the wait staff for their (or the chef's) choice. You might end up with something off-menu that way, and they'll put in the effort to make sure it fits together, or at least is super tasty.
GOOD IDEA!



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MakotoKamui wrote:(Don't worry, you won't get banned for company names, just for illegal names )

Well, a couple of questions. Has your date been to the restaurant in question, or places like it? If so, I'd honestly just suggest asking her what she recommends. Admit it's new to you, but you trust her judgement, that helps get conversation going about both of your tastes and preferences.

If she hasn't, you might ask the wait staff for their (or the chef's) choice. You might end up with something off-menu that way, and they'll put in the effort to make sure it fits together, or at least is super tasty.

Also, what's your heat tolerance, and what is hers? Most of the spicy options are obvious, but if you're unsure, be sure to order more on the bland side to start.

Most generally, if you're going for sushi, the idea is to go from light colors to dark (basically matches up well with going lean to fat). Do your research, and pick a couple of items that fit an order for that, then plan on going for a more generic entree that you know you'll like to be on the safe side, in case any of the sushi doesn't agree with you.

Know your terms. If you know a type of food you want to avoid (such as eel), be sure to know its Japanese term, since it might be all you see on the menu. Some shops will allow you to order from a simple paper menu where you check off what you want and pass it to your server, but for a first time anywhere, I'd avoid that unless the people you're with use it. Since it lacks pictures, be sure to know a couple of items you think you'd be happy with.

Be sure to leave room for dessert! Better to leave a little hungry, but if your date polishes off her plate and you do as well, you can always grab another maki to split.

That table for 2 sushi looks pretty tasty, and it's got a nice mix of everything on it for you to experiment with.


OK, that's a winning plan that sushi for 2....

She's likes indian food as well, if it were that I'd be absolutely fine, so i'm pretty sure she'll be ok with anything spicy

So actually, you've got me thinking, it doesn't really matter what we get we can just get lots of things and share....

I'll just wing it, what's the worst that could happen :)

Cheers dude
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Posted 2/21/17 , edited 2/21/17

RGE_Master wrote:

OK, that's a winning plan that sushi for 2....

She's likes indian food as well, if it were that I'd be absolutely fine, so i'm pretty sure she'll be ok with anything spicy

So actually, you've got me thinking, it doesn't really matter what we get we can just get lots of things and share....

I'll just wing it, what's the worst that could happen :)

Cheers dude


Good luck! I know I've always had good luck with shared random plates or shared prepared combos like that sushi for 2. Makes for more conversation, even teasing about what is really enjoyed or not. I used to go to one place with a date, and I had to order 3 plates of garlic tuna nigiri before I'd get to eat any of it because she always stole it from me...
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Lol that's not a bad thing, well, it depends really.... if you know what I mean :D

Cheers, i'm sure it'll be fine... Thanks for your help
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