Hi All, In all my 25+ years at the pub and in the time that has followed, I've never, ever had Japanese food; some time between Christmas and New Year, I (& family) intend to go to one of the following Japanese restaurants in Shrewsbury : http://www.umaishrewsbury.com/ or https://www.itadakizenshrewsbury.com/ My better half would prefer to go to the Umai, purely because it offers meat and fish dishes; I'd like to try the Itakizen, because I've never had vegan food. The desire to visit a Japanese restaurant has been prompted by my youngest son (13) - he tried 'sushi' at a friend's house and as he really enjoyed it, he'd like to have 'sushi' again. It need be mentioned, that not only have I never had sushi, I don't really know what it is - I've a (vague) notion that it might contain fish wrapped in rice, though I see that the (Vegan) Itadakien offers a 'Sushi Course'. The Itadakien might be suitable for my son, but I'm worried that he might not eat any of it, on the basis that the 'sushi' that he tried previously, was probably from Tesco (or similar) and won't be anything like what we will get at a 'proper' Japanese restaurant. Is there a kind of 'banquet' choice, in which we can try a range of dishes ? What I would like to know, is which dishes might suit some 'newbies' to Japanese food ?