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any omakase sushi in Fort Worth?

Barbara76137 Jun 27, 2010 06:36 PM

I really like a sushi bar, but I really hate having to sit at the sushi bar and "place my order" with the waitstaff who don't even know what I'm ordering. I know the sushi chef is frustrated ss well. Any suggestions?

  1. air Jun 27, 2010 08:29 PM

    If you are really serious about this, I don't think you'd be happy with whatever you'd find within the confines of FW, so IMO you should consider driving to Denton and have dinner at Keiichi.

    It'll be worth your time, though I wouldn't be able to tell you a specific pricetag as I have never done omakase there. If I were to guesstimate, I imagine that it shouldn't be as pricy as say... Yutaka, Tei Tei, Nobu or Kenichi.

    Here's some of my previous trips up there:
    http://www.madewithair.com/?p=332

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    Keiichi
    500 N Elm St, Denton, TX 76201

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    1. re: air
      irodguy Jun 29, 2010 10:02 AM

      I ahve done Omakase at Keiichi three times now. It always runs around $100. Seems 80s to around to upper 90s. I am guessing that he would stick to a range if you asked him to.

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      Keiichi
      500 N Elm St, Denton, TX 76201

      1. re: air
        Barbara76137 Jan 19, 2011 03:53 PM

        Denton is actually easier for me to get to than Dallas since I'm in N. Fort Worth and right off 35W. I'll have to try Keiichi. I was spoiled in CA since I was a regular at so many sushi bars and the chefs knew what I liked and disliked. When I was a trail guide/wrangler in Malibu there was a sushi chef who would bring his wife & 4 yr. old daughter out to the ranch to see the horses. I got treated royally when I showed up at the sushi bar!

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        Keiichi
        500 N Elm St, Denton, TX 76201

        1. re: Barbara76137
          irodguy Jan 20, 2011 07:26 AM

          I would call Keiichi for reservations. They are a very small restaurant.

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          Keiichi
          500 N Elm St, Denton, TX 76201

          1. re: irodguy
            air Jan 20, 2011 08:18 AM

            Yeah I would recommend calling as far in advance as you can. If you just show up, odds are, you'll end up sitting in the back bar and it's not the same experience.

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        thedave Jan 18, 2011 02:14 PM

        Neither of the other replies answered your question (and neither will I).

        I have had omakase at Yutaka in Dallas many times, and he does an excellent job.

        When you order omakase it is totally appropriate to tell the chef how hungry you are, what your budget is and they can accomodate you, and anything you'd prefer or wish to avoid.

        Over time you will build a relationship with the chef, and they'll come to remember your budget and preferences.

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        1. re: thedave
          air Jan 20, 2011 05:21 AM

          I don't think the question can be answered in the sense that she asked for a place in FW. I cannot think of a restaurant there that would meet what she's looking for.

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