251 W 72nd St
New York, NY 10023 b/t Broadway & West 72nd St
Upper West Side
A medium sized restaurant buzzing with activity. And that’s no surprise with a $45 for 12 piece omakase. As my friend mentioned, it’s a 1/3 the price without being 1/3 the quality. In fact, from my novice POV, I felt they were more creative than Kura with interesting toppings. Take a look!
Yellowtail, Red Snapper, Scallop
Yellowtail, Red Snapper with Kelp & Torched scallop w/ yuzu pepper
- At this point, I just want them to torch everything! Adds flavor and texture!
Shrimp, Horse Mackerel, Tuna
Lemony cold shrimp w/ dry and crispy head
- This was a favorite. The cool temperature and zing of lemon was a welcome surprise
Japanese horse mackerel w/ scallions
Marinated Bluefin Tuna
- I won’t lie, the marinade gave it a tasty kick!
Fatty Tuna, Mackerel, King Salmon
Chew toro medium fatty tuna
King Salmon with Acura
- Now this is a dream come tre
Uni, Fatty Tuna, EEl
Maine Uni, Seared Fatty Tuna & Eel
- I won’t lie. At this point I am oddly full and could have gone without the eel. But as always, the fatty tuna is the treat of the Omakase
Two Omakases. Two very different prices. Both delicious.
I returned home satisfied and feeling much more educated about the flavors and etiquette of sushi. I have enough memories that I feel I can reminisce about the delicious pieces without having to run out and plop down a chunk of money every week. Average sushi will get me through until I feel I need another indulgent omakase.
My last note is that I suggest you go with good company to fill out the time and share your experiences. Thanks Uni Diaries 🙂 But also, don’t be afraid to ask the chef about what you’re eating.
First time having the omakase served up by Chef Yama at Yasaka…he really made it the most innovative one yet!