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Please Define "Omakase"

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I have heard conflicting definitions of this word and I am curious your opinions.

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    1. actually, "I'll leave it to you," since it's you saying I trust you to the chef, not vice versa.

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      1. re: tokyorosa

        I was thinking it was one of those; Customer: Omakase? Sushi Chef: Omakase!

      2. Great question. I think I have seen a personalized license plate in L.A. that says that word, too.

        1. This has come up rather recently- http://www.chowhound.com/topics/356331 . Just an FYI, the term is not used very often in Japan as a noun and is not associated with sushi in particular. And it's not a dining exclusive term. It's being used differently in the U.S. though.