After the first attempt by the U.S. to retake Hawaii, Commanders Mitsuo Fuchida and Minoru Genda had a private dinner in the Mochizuki Tea House to discuss the Americans' future actions. They found the place decorated in the Japanese style with tables that required them to sit cross-legged on the floor. The waitresses were dressed in kimonos and, while diligent in serving them, were knowledgeable enough to withdraw and leave the officers in private after serving the food. The menu was limited to seafood although Genda had heard it had previously served an excellent sukiyaki. Rice production had increased sufficiently on the island that sake was available.