Omakase that won't break your bank?
I'm planning to go out for Japanese next week and I'm interested in Omakase but I don't think I can afford O Ya's. I've heard that Toraya does it? I've also heard Oishii in Chestnut Hill and Oga offers it. Which of these would you recommend and what are they like? Do they just choose several nigiri/maki off the menu for you or are they a little more creative?
Almost any sushi place will do omakase. Just make sure you sit at the bar and are nice to him (pc: /perhaps, her) and explain you would like omakase for x dollars. You will likely be asked what your preferences re sushi vs. nigiri etc. Either answer or explain you are an adventurous novice who places his/her trust in the chef. You may get a lot of food or a little. That is the gamble until you know the place.
I've had the omakase at Oga, and it was excellent but you should specify a price limit before, because it does get expensive.