Yakitori Zai has finally opened after much speculation and a lot of waiting. I had eagerly written about this tiny neighborhood restaurant with a lot of glee and thought it would be a great addition.
However, my opinion of the restaurant has soured without even stepping a foot in the door. The restaurant’s website includes the following (very unwelcome message in my opinion), indicating that for the first two weeks it is open, walk-in service will not be permitted, there will be only two seatings Tuesdays through Fridays / three seatings on the weekends, and the cost per person will be $120 – less alcohol and gratuity. It appears my hopes for a great neighborhood restaurant have been dashed yet again.