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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.

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