Omakase (Japanese: お任せ Hepburn: o-makase) is a Japanese phrase that means “I’ll leave it up to you” (from Japanese “to entrust” (任せる makaseru)).

Leaving it up to the chef to come up with things for us to eat is normally not what we do. We like to know that what we put in our mouths is going to be our choices so we won’t have anyone else to blame if we don’t like what we are served. That said, we decided to try Nobu Melbourne’s new Omakase offering – we know the chef who provided us with amazing food and we know the experience would be amazing.

One of the sushi chefs (also our omakase chef for the night), Greg Schimleck, has been working in Nobu for a while and even won Crown Resort’s Apprentice of the Year 2018! He’s a passionate chef and we trust his skills and eye for good food.

So here is our very first Omakase. We wouldn’t have done it anywhere else. Here’s why.From beginning to end, we had course after course of mouth-watering food including fresh premium (I mean PREMIUM) sashimi and Wagyu beef with

From beginning to end, we had course after course of mouth-watering food including fresh premium (I mean PREMIUM) sashimi and Wagyu beef with marble score of 9+! Greg told us what we are eating and how they were put together – as expected from all staff in Nobu – it was fantastic! We have been to Nobu so many times and this was the first time sampling their high-end premium sashimi. In order to get these above-the-top-shelf variety in a top quality restaurant, you have to know what to ask for… or do their Omakase if they have.

The experience that we had were expected – top notch. Maybe we are biased as regulars of Nobu Melbourne, but they set high standards and we love the high standard of food and service, which also comes with a flurry of ‘hi’s and hugs and small chats as we sit through the night.

As you know Omakase is not the same every time you have it. It all depends on what fresh produce is there and the chef will put something together. It could be like a challenge for the chefs to whip something up, but I guess they would know way beforehand what they can do for the night.

This Omakase experience we had is only available at the sushi bar. There are already two existing ones in the menu but this sushi bar omakase experience is the first they were trialing. We were the 3rd group of people who were lucky enough to kick it off! At this point, the Nobu Omakase is only available on Friday and Saturday nights.

We give Nobu’s Sushi Bar Omakase experience a 9 out of 10.

Take a look at what we were served!

 


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