Old Jan 14, 18, 8:43 pm
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Anlun
 
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Originally Posted by davidgrahammd View Post
I guess I have to admit that I don't get the criticism about the amount of the drink. He uses cocktail glasses (gorgeous in and of themselves - he gets a lot of them from Sokichi in Asakusa). It strikes me like arguing about portion size at a restaurant. While there are certainly places that portion size is a selling point, there are others who's tasting menus have smaller portions so you can try more things. You do not go to Ben's to get buzzed. You go to have a flavor specialist (he will not use a liquor whose ingredients are not clearly stated) combine things in ways you might not have imagined.

I apologize if this sounds strident (I don't mean for it to be but maybe my communication isn't the best here)
but think of Gen's like one of the higher end restaurants you enjoyed and not like a "bar"
No apology necessary, I agree with your take on it. I didn't mean to imply that we wanted to go to Yamamoto to get buzzed. When I mentioned the amount, it was more that some of the reviews I read referenced that the portion was so small you couldn't really taste the alcohol. I'm glad to hear that's wrong. We will have to make a trip to Yamamoto next time we are in Tokyo then and give it a shot! Thanks for your comment, next portion should be out tomorrow.
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