It was 1997. I was in my final year of college when a fellow student asked if I wanted to join her for sushi. Well, I had never experienced sushi, so I told her she would need to be my guide.
I had been to our local Japanese steak house a few times, but at this point sushi still meant "raw fish" to me. My friend was an excellent teacher, and I fell in love with the atmosphere, the kind waitress, the delicate stylings, the Asian music, and of course the amazing food.
I wish my friend had warned me more about the power of wasabi....
Now that I'm vegan, Koto Buki has been one of my regular stops. They have many vegan items on the menu, and the staff listens well to requests, questions, and concerns.