Sushi Ota omakase?
how was it? What did it run? Suggestions?
(kaito is not an option, this is an invitation from a friend)
4529 Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
You don't need to apologize for going to Sushi Ota, I still think it is the best sushi in San Diego. The omakase I did there was a couple of years ago and it was good and I don't recall it being outrageous, but I still prefer eating at sushi bars based on my likes, not the chefs and ordering as I go.
from what I've heard it ranges and can be done depending on your budget, somewhere from 75-200 is what I've heard. I think there was a superdiner column recently on omakase where they mention doing this at ota. Ota is great no matter what some around here think.
Ota is king of traditional in San Diego. This place would thrive in any city. Two suggestions, be open on what you'll eat and you should have several pleasant surprises and don't drink too much saki - man that hang over hurts.
Personally, I prefer Ota over Kaito. Ota is usually about $85-$110/pp exclusive of sake(outstanding, reasonably-priced list) and beer. We've eaten at Kaito twice recently, both times with Kaz, and there is no doubt the product quality is oustanding. But Ota's pacing and direction give the edge to Ota-san, imo. As noted, Ota is more of a kaiseki-hybrid.
It was great..the best, freshest tasting sushi I've ever had anywhere. We had Ota's second in command as our chef and went w a sushi omakase. We spent $140 w sake, beer and green tea and 15 orders of delectable sushi for two. I thought it was great as the cheaper places serve lots of rice w nigiri and a far inferior quality fish. The only problem is you need reservs way in advance for the sushi bar on weekend so we can't be that spontaneous.