I don't F****** know what Daniel B is talking about. My family and I are practically regulars to this restaurant and they've treated us with the utmost respect. The place is wonderful. Ya the parking can suck bigtime depending on how many people are going in and out to Safeway which is down next door to Ariake. I love their Udon and their sushi, it's always to my expectation. And everything is well priced.
BEWARE! DO NOT GO TO THIS PLACE
My family and I went there last weekend to celebrate my brothers bday. Place look empty, that should have given us a clue.
So my brother went there again today cause he works near by for lunch. He figured it was a good place right.
Next thing, he finds a cockroach! running on his bento box! a f* cockroach!
He calls the manager and complains of course. The manager asks him where he got the cockroach from and ask him to pay for the rolls at least! What the heck?
The manager gets upset and even tells him not to come back!
I am calling OSH on them for being so dirty and such idiots.
Never go to this place!
I used to go to this place all the time back in 2001 and liked it but last time I went, maybe Octover 2007, me and my friends saw a ROACH on the sushi boat that goes around. That totally killed it for me and I will never go there again. YUCK!!
I've been to all 3 Ariake restraurants. This one used to be good about 2 years ago but they changed cooks. The beef was tough as leather and the Saba was dry as wood. The whole experience was Awful. I just ate there yesterday (2/2/08) so give it a few months. If the owner gets a wind at this maybe he will make changes and make it taste as good as it used to be and as good as the other two Ariake restaurants.
We often visit other Ariake resteraunts, the one on Stevens Creek and Blossom Hill, but this by far is the worst of the three. After sitting down to dinner my girlfriend noticed a roach on the wall. After I squished it, she went to let management know. They refused to do anything expect give us a free desert. They made some excuse about how they just had the building sprayed or where going to. We asked for boxes and left immediatly, and will never return.
Mangement is VERY rude. Not only do they harass customers for tips, but also try to dictate how you leave a tip. Although I had placed a cash tip on the table, I was told to include it in my credit card charge. When I refused, they argued with me. I have never expierenced such rudeness and lack of class in my life!