A group of Chinese students caused a stir online when they allegedly ordered “cooked sushi” at arguably the world’s greatest sushi restaurant, Sukiyabashi Jiro. When the staff refused, one of them, surnamed Lin, ranted online about their “poor service,” hoping her countrymen would sympathize. They did not. RocketNews24 reports:
As most people know, the vast majority of sushi toppings include raw fish, clams or some other form of edible goodness from the sea. Lin’s friends found the Japanese delicacy incredibly hard to swallow, and after testing their limits with two pieces of fishy sushi, apparently exited the restaurant to fill their bellies with deep-fried pork cutlets at a nearby establishment.
The remaining entourage then cancelled all the items on their pre-ordered course and asked to switch to “cooked sushi” … to go.
In response to the unusual request, the sushi master enquired, “Is sushi served cooked in your country? If you can’t handle raw food, you should have informed us when you made the reservation!” Possibly feeling humiliated for being questioned, Lin then retorted, “Who knew!? I didn’t make the reservation!” Lin expressed her outrage in her post, writing, “If we were Abe! If we were Obama! Would he dare to show such an attitude?”
Because how could she possibly know the world’s most famous sushi restaurant, and the subject of hit film Jiro Dreams of Sushi, actually served sushi, right? Also, we assume neither Abe or Obama ordered “cooked sushi.” We’re glad seats at a restaurant that requires you to make a reservation a year or more in advance were wasted on this group.
Lin’s online rant was recently taken down after she was bombarded with (rightfully) scathing netizen comments. Here’s a screenshot:
At 2:45 p.m., I brought my food to the restaurant again right after it closed. I’ve received criticism and suggestions from from many people. I stood at the door and said sorry. The person who answered the door was the head of the restaurant. I asked him if he could remember me. He beamed and said yes…
He asked why I didn’t eat raw food but still went to a Sushi restaurant.
I said it was because of work. I didn’t choose which restaurant we ate at.
He asked why I didn’t say sorry for being 40 minutes late.
I said it was my fault. Forgetting to say sorry was my fault too. It’s my problem.
He asked why I talked to the staff about having the sushi cooked.
I said because at that moment, I… [post cuts off]
And here’s another pic of the charlatan. Get out your ‘shame-throwers.’