Went with a friend the other evening, it was my first time trying the bar and I'd heard so many good things about it. Got in and liked the atmosphere and lighting, music was great. First cocktail wasn't bad, it was unexpectedly large... However past that we ordered a glass of wine and should have received a stern warning that this was not a smart move in a place ilke this. What arrived was a big chilled glass of cooking wine. Honestly, if you're going to ask this price for all your drinks, and you know you have one weak link on your menu, then don't do it. I would take wine right off the menu and never think about it again.Read MoreHide
The cocktails themselves were unimpressive, very sugary and the presentation a bit boring compared to their other competitors in the same neighborhood. Watching the bartenders prepare the cocktails, there was little grace or finesse. Some of the other bars like this which I frequent look at this as an art form and prepare their cocktails with fine precision and professionalism. Scowling at the customers and acting "tough" is very different from actually being cool and pro. With a Japanese name like Maison Ikkoku, I expected cool headed bartenders with style, not the case here. Not interested in returning.
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