Unless you're at a reputable sushi restaurant or a place known for its quality raw dishes, it's best to avoid raw or undercooked meats due to the risk of foodborne illnesses.
In some restaurants, fish may not be as fresh on Mondays because suppliers often don't deliver over the weekend.
In busy restaurants, dishes with a long list of ingredients or complex preparations may not always be executed perfectly.
Ordering dishes with out-of-season ingredients may result in less flavorful or less fresh food.
Specials are typically used to utilize ingredients before they go bad. Avoid ordering specials on slow days when turnover is lower.
If a restaurant is known for its unique or specialized dishes, ordering something generic (like a basic Caesar salad) might not showcase their best offerings.
While some restaurants have secret or off-menu items, it's best to stick to the official menu to ensure the dish meets the restaurant's standards.
If you have food allergies or sensitivities, avoid dishes that contain ingredients you're allergic or sensitive to.