Great place for sushi for beginners to connoisseurs
My boyfriend and I have been to Irori a number of times now. We have sat at tables and the sushi bar. There are more items you can order at the tables, but we have never left hungry! The sushi is fresh, consistently good, there is a good variety, and portions are good. There are other things to eat as well and we have been happy with everything we have tried (I love the chicken teriyaki and they even give the option for it to be all white meat). I am a little less adventurous with sushi and sashimi so it's nice to have a place that has great sushi for my boyfriend and friends who are more adventurous while I still get great food as well.
The prices are not incredible bargains, but the food is always high quality (which is important) and we feel the prices are reasonable for what we get. I should say though that we tend to not order much alcohol, so this may vary.
As others have mentioned, you do need to take your shoes off and the seating is on the floor (with a space below the table for your legs). These are potentially a little strange at first (especially if you don't know ahead of time!) but I think it gives Irori character and it's fun to do something a little different! Also, there are 2 seats I noticed at the Sushi bar that are ""regular"" chairs for those who have a handicap that might prevent them from sitting on the floor, so if that's a concern for you, there is a solution.
In terms of service, I have had some mixed experiences. Some waitresses have been nicer/better than others, but generally our service is at least passable. The sushi chefs at the bar have all been very friendly and helpful, but very busy. The wait has really varied, but we've almost always been able to be seated in less than 30 minutes (usually less than 15 minutes). We'll sometimes call ahead to see if there's a wait and that's generally worked well for us.
Basically, we've really enjoyed Irori and definitely recommend it.