Dear Every Restaurant Ever: Booths are NOT Wheelchair Accessible

Published: Jul 20, 2017

The Blue C Sushi in Downtown Seattle did a remodel where they added in cool sushi delivery robots (yay!) and replaced every goddamn table with a booth.

I can easily transfer into a booth but I still fucking hate it. Booths are not accessible for folks in wheelchairs. Period. I don’t care if I can sort of pull underneath the front of the booth; it still sucks because:

  1. That’s where the wait staff is going to stand to take our order / deliver the food.
  2. It feels like I’m at a business meeting / holding court with everybody lined up on my left and my right.

And, while I can transfer into a booth it always creates the awkward situation of where the hell my chair is supposed to be. Even if I am able to tuck it under the front of the table, I could make a very dangerous drinking game based on how many times someone trips over it as they walk by.

Dear Every Restaurant Ever: Stop replacing all your tables with booths. It makes it super hard for people in wheelchairs to eat at your restaurant (and God forbid there’s more than one of us in a party).