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Omi - Review

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  • Cecilia Jun 25, 2004 10:57 AM
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I went to Omi last night for dinner with a couple of friends. I made a reservation for 7:30. Good thing I did because Omi only had 2 tables for 4, 2 tables for 2, and about 10 seats at the sushi bar. Got there at 7:30. All the tables and sushi bar seats were reserved.

Food - we ordered the following: Omi Sushi, Omi Sashimi, Salmon Teriyaki, and a tempura appetizer. The sashimi and sushi were very fresh. Good variety of fish (instead of overloading with squids and fake crab). Rice/fish proportion was good. Decent portion size. Salmon teriyaki was good too. Salmon was fresh and was not dry at all. Sauce wasn't overly salty. Tempura batter very light. The shrimps were fresh. Only thing is there were no complimentary miso soup or salad when you order entree.

Service - Service was very slow. Took about 45 minutes for us to get our food. Servers were busy and wasn't very attentive. After we finished, we were told that there is a reservation for our table. And we were basically rushed out the door.

Price - no alcohol, just food. Came to about $75, ie. $25 per person.

Would I go back? - Probably, only to sit at the sushi bar to try their omakase. You would probably get better service from the sushi chef.

Anyone tried their omakase? Was tempted but one of my friends is not big on raw fish.

Location - 451 Church, about 1 block north of Carlton

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