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Please Define "Omakase"

princeofpork Mar 30, 2007 05:42 PM

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

  1. Silverjay Mar 31, 2007 11:19 AM

    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.

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      Bite Me Mar 31, 2007 01:11 AM

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

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        tokyorosa Mar 30, 2007 06:35 PM

        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
          tony michaels Mar 30, 2007 07:57 PM

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

        2. tony michaels Mar 30, 2007 05:51 PM

          Trust me.

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