While this may sound basic, please help me out. We're sushi newbies, mainly going to the local place for sushi and taken one trip to Nobu. For a birthday we want to splurge and go to Jewel Bako, after hearing all the raves. Is the Omakase a menu item, at different price levels? Is it really critical to sit at the bar and should we request this when making a reservation? Also, we don't really liek sake so is it acceptable to drink beer at the sushi bar and, if so, any recommendations?
Again sorry for the basic questions but any advice would be greatly apppreciated.