Oh, I think I forgot to mention on here, I finally ate at Kihachi last week. My girlfriend made reservations for my birthday. She ordered the 9 course chef's special for both of us (I guess you have to do this a few days in advance). We had a private table with sliding doors and the waitress has to take her shoes off and step up into our area. All 9 courses took almost 3 hours but we never waited more than 5 minutes between courses. And we left very, very full. To full to even go out drinking afterwards! It was FANTASTIC. Tons of fresh fish. Some things i hadn't had before (or very little of)- sea urchin, fish liver, some fish i hadn't eaten before. Everything was artfully presented and you could tell everything on the plate was put there very deliberately. The waitress was even anal about which way the plate was facing you as she presented the dish. My favorite was probably this porridge. It was pretty much a solid... almost like a hot jello. But the second it touched your mouth it just melted to this delicious broth. It did cost around $300 (food, drinks, tip) for the two of us. But with the quality and freshness of the food and the private, intimate atmosphere, it is worth splurging maybe once a year or so. I did notice a mom, dad, and 10ish year old kid at the bar area, a few people coming and going by themselves or just a couple. We actually were first given the wrong bill. They wrong one was for someone at the bar. looked like it had 5 small plates and a beer and it was around 80 dollars. I heard the waitress tell an other couple that if each person ordered around 4 plates each to share, it would probably be enough for dinner. So, I do think its possible to get out of there for around $100-150 for a couple. If I had one complaint, every course was a seafood dish. Now, I love seafood, but I really wanted to see what that amazing chef could do with other ingredients. And, my girlfriend isn't the biggest seafood fan. But even she really, really enjoyed almost every dish (she didn't car much for the soft-shell crab and one other fish... can't remember). But I am sure this changes based on what the chef happened to have available any given week.