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omakase at Uni's

cheryl_h Aug 24, 2006 03:41 PM

My husband's birthday is coming up and he's interested in the omakase at Uni's. If two of us ask for omakase, do we get identical dishes, or can we ask for different selections?

  1. lissy Aug 24, 2006 03:59 PM

    I've done their omakase several times and it's always been identical for each person I was with. I'm not sure they'll give you different selections (though if I remember correctly, they have accommodated us on specific things we did/didn't want) but it doesn't hurt to ask. Enjoy it! I was just there last weekend and the food was fabulous as always.

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    1. re: lissy
      cheryl_h Aug 24, 2006 11:44 PM

      Thanks Lissy. We've always enjoyed the food but we've ordered off the menu. If we go, we'll talk over preferences with the chef and put ourselves in his hands.

    2. yumyum Aug 24, 2006 11:47 PM

      The one and only time I had omakase at Uni there was a vegetarian in the group and the guys accomodated her request to skip the Kobe. They did try to persuade her to try it though, which I thought was weird. I recommend talking about preferences and enjoying what they offer you.

      1. galleygirl Aug 25, 2006 12:57 PM

        (Said vegetarian pipes up) ;)
        Umm, actually, they didn't accomodate me... Someone else in the group ended up eating it. They did try to entice me; I think they thought I would cave in...I was always upset they didn't substitute a nice chunk of toro, or something!

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        1. re: galleygirl
          yumyum Aug 25, 2006 01:29 PM

          Gawd, I always thought they subbed something. That's annoying.

          1. re: yumyum
            galleygirl Aug 25, 2006 01:39 PM

            Yeah, I had to drink thru the whole course...;)

            1. re: yumyum
              cheryl_h Aug 25, 2006 01:54 PM

              I'm surprised they didn't work around your vegetarianism. It doesn't seem like a big deal. I'm hoping they don't try to persuade me to eat sea urchin which makes me gag.

              1. re: cheryl_h
                galleygirl Aug 25, 2006 03:09 PM

                I was a little surprised myself...As long as your husband doesn't request uni, you won't get it. But if he does....

                1. re: cheryl_h
                  lissy Aug 25, 2006 05:34 PM

                  The first time we went, we got the sea urchin. Three of us were there and all tried it. One didn't like it and next time we went back, we requested no sea urchin in our tasting and they obliged.

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