The guy at the front, the head chef, is called Tara-chan (literally, "Codfish"). His second in command is Katsuo-chan ("Bonito"). Why have they adopted stage names? Because at GiroGiro, dinner is as much a performance as a culinary art. Make no mistake, though: The cuisine they serve is no joke at all. There's no menu, apart from the drinks list. Each day they prepare a single omakase (leave it up to the chef) meal that comprises nine courses, many of them quite complex and creative.