And I’m sorry that the article lead to your going so far out of your way.
I plan to start a service in the near future that will show people specifically recommended restaurants based on individual tastes and preferences.
What are the restaurant staff's English comprehension level? I know very basic few words. Do they have a nihonshu menu (kanji is not a problem for me), or do you just ask for "sake, please" and they do pairing/tasting of several varieties?
I have been asking questions regarding reservations; however, their answers are different each time. I'm speculating that they are not planning on taking any new reservations until they can turn around the sales twice a day by taking on an apprentice.