Orange Coast Magazine

Best of Orange County | Guides


Omakase: Trust the Chef

Surrender to omakase at the sushi bar and you’ll be rewarded with exceptional creations and an elevated dining experience

So you’ve graduated beyond the rudimentary rolls and may have tried still-wriggling live sweet shrimp or luxurious uni (sea urchin), the foie gras of the sea. Congratulations, you’re ready to broaden your sushi repertoire. Time to try omakase, which means “trust me” in Japanese, hardly a new concept but one that more places are offering. Sit at the bar, say the magic word (oh-ma-kah-say) and let your itamae, or chef, deliver off-menu treats reserved for such an occasion.

Login to view full article

Log in to your Orange Coast Insider account. Don't have an account? Follow the link and get all the perks of becoming an Insider today.

Login with Facebook

Leave a comment:

· Subscribe to comments
Be the first to comment here.
  • O.C.’s Best: Bloody Marys

    Get your vegetables and booze in one convenient—and delicious—serving with what’s been hailed as America’s murkiest and most complex cocktail. Traditionally made with tomato juice, vodka, celery salt, horseradish, Worcestershire, and Tabasco, its origins are widely debated. Here are five superb O.C. renditions of the world-famous drink.

    Read More
wine blog

stuff we love

Charitable Events Calendar