Well, whether is it coincidence or what. I celebrated both gathering for my birthday at Shokudo with 2 different group of friends. The first were on Friday, 14 March 2008. The 2nd time was on Monday, 17th March 2008. That day, there wasn't any queues and we got to choose our own seats.
We wonder about and finally settle ourselves on one of the tables.
Having the first experience of not finishing the food and as there were only 4 of us, we did not order as much as the previous time I went with my colleagues.
The hot pot soup was nice though think some don't like it.
We also did order a set of sushi deluxe set and that's all we had. This time we did finish all the food and had a great chat at the restaurant.