Morimoto Lunch Omakase
Meeting a friend in Philly - not a foodie, per se, but someone who likes sushi. Is the lunch Omakase at Morimoto a "good deal" in terms of the fishes received, or is one better off going a la carte? I don't want to commit my buddy to $60 if it is going to be sub-par, while I'd prefer spend more and get more choice.....but if the omakase is a good "bang for the buck" to experience the restaurant I'm quite fine with that.
(Caveat: I haven't been in a couple years) The sushi is usually a good variety and good quality, but the omakase typically includes a larger number of cooked dishes and relatively smaller amount of sushi. If your friend primarily wants sushi, you are probably better off ordering a la carte.
I found it absolutely the best. I am willing to believe that the chef is sending you the best he has to offer, not just what he needs to pawn off on unsuspecting customers. I went with a friend who keeps Kosher and couldn't have shellfish, so I might not have got the largest variety they can offer... and still loved it. I also regret not being able to try the shrimp tempura. Next time.