$75 per person Omakase in SFV...is that possible?
Where could I have omakase for about $75 per person anywhere in the San Fernando Valley...?
Thanks in advance for your help!
Tama is close..Many people like it. I was treated quite badly there. But I seem to be in the minority
the answer to that is a resounding YES! it's not a place to go for atmosphere or service or variety. the stories of people being kicked out are few and far between and often exaggerated through numerous retellings. sit at the bar and you'll be served wonderfully fresh fish, the meal ending in under an hour. what you'll be getting is the highest quality sushi for the bucks. i agree about the overpriced sake. there's a camp of people who like koi, matsuhisa, geisha house; then there are those who like purist sushi. nozawa obviously falls in the latter category. it's all about expectations really. nozawa-san is not the friendly itamae throwing back beers with the customers.
Most sushi-ya these days, except for the uber-high-end types, offer different levels of omakase; just tell your itamae what your budget is (BTW, is $75 with/out drinks?) and you should be accommodated just about anywhere. If you are in doubt regarding a specific restaurant, just call ahead to confirm.
For omakase in the SFV, I recommend Asanebo.
11941 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604