Ever since I started using the dichotomous system of HOT/NOT, some of my readers have argued for a graded rating system. I have always held steadfast against such wishy-washiness, until I had dinner at Ito Japanese Noodle Cafe. For the first time in the history of HOT OR NOT I have seriously contemplated the creation of a third category – not HOT, not NOT, but an indifferent shoulder shrug – the OR.

After much deliberation, I’ve decided to stick with the tried and true formula. So Ito gets a NOT, as it’s not a place I’d necessary recommend, although if you were really fixed on the idea I wouldn’t try too hard to dissuade you. It’s cheap, it’s clean and the food is passable Japanese. Meh.

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