I was acknowledged before I had even finished reading over the overhead menu by the all Japanese staff behind the counter, and my order was taken promptly.
I ordered the seafood chowder, and immediately after ordering the woman who took my order went over to the chowder station to assemble it for me. You may ask, "Chowder station? Assemble?" That's right.
She took pieces of halibut, a generous pile of clams, and several prawn and placed them all into a quick water boil and then put them into a serving bowl. They were then covered in the broth. This resulted in perfectly cooked seafood - unlike many chowders where the seafood gets overcooked as the chowder is on a low heat.
The shrimp had a nice crunch, the halibut was perfectly cooked, and the clams were juicy. It was seafood cooked just right. To top it off the broth had a pleasant seafood stock base, and had a hint of saffron to round out the flavours. A very VERY nice seafood chowder with perfectly cooked seafood.