Supporters of Ebi Sushi, one of my favorite Japanese restaurants, recently launched an Indigogo campaign to raise funds for a makeover of their building's façade, which doesn't really reflect what the inside of the restaurant is like or how good the food is. I admit that for a long time I didn't go in because it looked like a dive. I only investigated after hearing a rave review from a regular customer. Had it not been for her, I might never have gone. I think a lot of Ebi Sushi's customers have come through word of mouth. Many of my friends have become regular customers and everyone says the same thing - they're shocked the food is good because they didn't want to go because of the outside.
Perks run the gamut:
- $10 gets you a shout out on their Facebook page
- $20 gets you
an origami crane(folded by me!) Update 8/31/13: It seems I was given incorrect information. I thought you got to keep the crane but I just noticed that the perk actually states that the crane will hang in the restaurant in your honor. I suspect that if you'd rather have the crane, José will be more than happy to let you take it home.
- $25 gets you 10 free miso soups
- $50 gets you entrance to a sake (and food) tasting event
- $150 gets you a private sushi class at the restaurant with co-owner José Garcia