My friends and I met for dinner at the National Training Center, but when we arrived at the restaurant, we were told it would be "chotto muzukashi" for us to eat there because the restaurant was reserved for a large group. Japanese are so polite, they never say "no" outright. While we couldn't eat there, the employee couldn't tell us that we couldn't eat. Instead he said it would be a little difficult! We will go back another time.
We went to my favorite, the Indian restaurant and ended up staying and talking until the restaurant was closing. I enjoyed our evening and look forward to when we can get together again.