Omakase, this expression is used by patrons at sushi restaurants to leave the food selection to the chef, as opposed to ordering ala carte. The chef will generally present a series of dishes, beginning with the lightest fare and proceeding to the heaviest fare.
Customers ordering omakase style expect the chef to be innovative and surprising them in the selection of dishes. The entire meal is an experience and can be likened to an artistic performance by the chef. Typically, the chef will prepare the dishes based on the freshest ingredients in his kitchen.
So far, I have the privilege to try out omakase in 2 such restaurants and probably there could have many more out there.
The first restaurant that I tried out is located at International Plaza, Hakumai Sushi & Omakase by Chef Gary.
The second restaurant that I have tried is located at Holland Village, Yuzu by Chef Tadashi.
Hope the above food pictures are sufficient to whet your appetite and give you a strong desire to experience Omakase anytime soon.
How much does it cost for an Omakase meal?
An Omakase meal typically ranges from $150++ per pax onwards.