Omakase means "chef's choice"--and it's best enjoyed at very trustworthy sushi restaurants. Ask Chowhounds where to try it, and read up on other people's experiences with omakase menus at Japanese spots around the world.

Omakase: The Popular Japanese Tasting Tradition Explained

Like many, I was introduced to sushi omakase via the 2011 documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” an artful account of Jiro Ono, the 85-year-old sushi master who operates a 10-seat sushi counter dutifully...

"KAITO SUSHI" - First 'sit-down' sushi Omakase for over a year!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 2 months ago

After enduring over a year of Covid related restrictions, it was a great and special feeling, being able to sit-down at the sushi bar and exchange pleasantries with the friendly, hospitable and tal...

Dining companion for Noz and/or Torien July 6 & 7

by kimara 3 months ago

Finally able to visit NY from LA now that restrictions are lifted. :smiley: I usually dine solo, but was unable to book a single seat at Noz unlike my previous visit in 2019. Would anyone be intere...

Omekase lunch

by eateat22 11 months ago

Hey folks does anybody know and about average omekase restaurant that serves it at lunch time in queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn or Bronx Thx

Sushi Kaji Moving To Markham??!!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 1 year ago

For me... this could be one of the BIGGEST FOODIE NEWS in a long, long time!! HEARD SUSHI KAJI MIGHT BE MOVING TO MARKHAM (Leslie south of Major Mac.!!) BUT DELAYED DUE TO COVID?!! Man! If th...

Sushi Hayakawa - Omakase Reservation available 3/19/20

by jkunberger 1 year ago

Good evening, Due to travel restrictions I won't be able to use my Omakase dinner for 2 next Thursday Mar 19th. If you've always wanted to try it, let me know and I can transfer the Tock reservati...

FRILU – A ‘Notable, Novel, November, Nordic-Nippon’ Omakase experience! (Long Review)

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 2 years ago

These days, when eating out and taking in certain fine-dining experiences, it would be hard pressed NOT to encounter cooking that had been infused with some form of fusion approach. Culinary landsc...

NYC Omakase Sushi

by BSR84 4 years ago

What's the latest thinking here for best Tokyo-style omakase sushi joints in NYC? I see the other threads but just wanted to refresh them a bit. Thanks in advance!

Omakase at Shoji

by foodwhisperer 1 year ago

Shoji at 69 Leonard Street is a wonderful omakase experience. Chef Derek Wilcox has been trained in Japan in both Kaiseki and Sushi. He is quite knowledgable about all ingredients used and very wil...

Intimate Omakase in Paris

by Kurtis 2 years ago

NYC has seen wild boom in Omakase restaurants over last 5 years. How does Paris compare? I was able to find JIN as only promising one (not including one in Ledoyan), but would love to hear about m...

Tokyo sushi: Hashimoto dinner vs Umi dinner vs Hakkoku Lunch

by eyesbear 2 years ago

Hey folks I am in a dilemma. Planning to choose one of the 3 for my upcoming trip. For Umi, not sure whether the new chef is still good? I have also heard that the lunch at Hakkoku would be ...

How does Masa in NYC compare to other Michelin 3 star Sushi in Tokyo?

by eyesbear 2 years ago

Is it comparable to the top of the line sushi bars in Tokyo like Saito and Sugita? Friend and I are debating whether to visit Masa next month. Thanks.

PEARL MORISSETTE, Jordan Station, Niagara – A near perfect family Luncheon at Canada’s 2018 best new restaurant (Long review)

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 2 years ago

In order to secure a table at this ‘super desirable‘ culinary destination on a weekend, one would require a three months advance booking and abiding to a time slot assigned by the restaurant. The l...

Friday/Saturday Lunch Manhattan & Sunday near LGA

by 3StarsFoodie 2 years ago

I am going to be solo for lunch on a Friday and Saturday at the end of this month. I was thinking of going to an omakase lunch at Sushi Ginza Onodera and am open for suggestions for the other. I h...

Masa's Sushi | Novato

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Chef Takatoshi Toshi, who earned Michelin stars at Sushi Ran in Sausalito and Kinjo in SF, returned to and reopened Masa's Sushi in Novato almost two years ago. Lissa Doumani who owned Terra an...

NAKAMORI, Brimley & Eglington East – Cozy neighborhood gem, serving up some delicious modern Japanese fusion food

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 2 years ago

Twice within a short span of over a week, I decided to pay a hefty premium on gasoline cost and venture afar from Richmond Hill in order to pursue some delicious food. This time, my pick was the Ja...

Laughing Monk Cafe - amazing Omakase

by daveinmd 2 years ago

My wife and I went here for our 5 year anniversary dinner, and it was AMAZING. We had the omakase at the sushi bar, and were blown away. The exquisite touches on each dish, layers of flavor, and pr...

2019 Tokyo Food Crawl – Day 4 Dinner: "UMI" – Michelin 2* Sushi

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 2 years ago

This superb and memorable meal is undoubtedly one of the culinary high light of my week long trip! Ever since I was introduced to sushi by a friend, working in the Japanese Embassy, decades ago,...

Tokyo sushi lunch vs dinner question

by hedge_hog 2 years ago

I have a simple question. I realize that lunch omakase can be significantly more economical than dinner in many Tokyo's top sushiyas. Besides the fewer number of nigiri and less time commitment, wh...

Toronto Omakase. Where?

by herzzreh 3 years ago

Hi, We'll be in Toronto for one night. Made reservations at Yasu, but hearing mixed things about it. Zen doesn't seem to be available. Hearing good things about Kiu, but they don't seem to have ...

2019 Tokyo Food Crawl - Day 1 "TORIOKA" - Yakitori

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 2 years ago

This relatively new Yakitori joint inside the Roppongi Hill complex was selected for my first meal by my foodie friend because it was within walking distance to my accommodation. Receiving pretty h...