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Gorp512 May 8, 2008 01:45 PM

Was thinking of hitting up Morimoto for the Omakase. Is it worth it if you aren't a sushi person?

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    Bob Loblaw May 9, 2008 06:30 AM

    depends on what you consider "sushi." (And I'm guessing that there's an official definition, but I do think that the word evokes different meanings from person to person).
    I had the omakase once, quite likely the best meal i've ever had, at least in a restaurant.
    there was only one straight-up sushi course, but there were other courses that involved raw fish. including the first course, the tuna tartare, which was *awesome*.
    they will ask you if there's anything you don't want - when i went, i was with my GF who doesn't eat beef, so there was one course where I had beef and she had fish (cooked, I should note).

    1. mddletown May 9, 2008 09:26 AM

      The first 4 courses were raw when I had it so if by "not a sushi person" you mean you won't eat raw fish then its a pass.

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        mitchh May 9, 2008 11:37 AM

        IMO if you aren't a "sushi person" I don't think the Omakase is worth it. Going a step further I don't think that Morimoto is worth it if you don't eat sushi.

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        Philly Ray May 9, 2008 11:48 AM

        I think that if you go in there and say you want an omakase but don't want sushi that they will be more than happy to accomodate you. What restaurant is going to turn a customer away that's ready to drop $80 to $120?

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          mitchh May 9, 2008 02:00 PM

          Ray, I'm sure that you are right and that they would definitely accommodate a non-sushi eating customer. The question at hand, however, is whether or not an Omakase worth it if you don't eat sushi, and I think the answer is no.

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          Gorp512 May 9, 2008 01:01 PM

          yea...i dont know...im not into raw fish, thats just me

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            percyn May 10, 2008 09:33 AM

            Actually, if you are really into sushi, Morimoto is not the best place, try Fuji in NJ instead.

            If you are *not* into sushi, then have them sub a few dishes for say the rock shrimp tempura.

            1. njfoodies May 20, 2008 09:48 AM

              I took my wife to Morimoto NY for her 30th, and we were both disappointed. We had a mix of both entrees, as well as sushi and appetizers. There was no wow factor there for either of us. The most exciting part of our night other than celebrating her birthday was the Row 11 pinot noir on the menu. Full review at: http://jerseyfoodies.blogspot.com/200... -mJ

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