Yesterday, after for shopping for sofas in the 'burbs all day long, we decided to try out a new-ish sushi restaurant a few block from our house. It was nice enough, and when I ordered I asked if they could make me kani maki, a roll with nothing but rice and crap, and the server said it would be no problem. It wasn't on the menu, but they did serve pieces of kani, and it didn't seem like the order seemed weird to our server. The rolls came and they were fine and then the check cam and my eyes popped out of my head when I realized my rolls cost $14 each! I was expecting to play a slight up-charge -- most rolls were about $6 so I though $8 or so would've been reasonable -- but that seemed a bit excessive. I mean, the monster rolls on their specials menu ran $14 or so, but these didn't have nearly enough crab meat in them to even remotely qualify as monsters.
I paid without saying anything. Should I have asked the price when ordering (which has always struck me as tacky) or should I have said something once we got the check? Or did I do the righ thing just wordlessly paying even though that I'll probably never eat at that particular restaurant again?