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Top 25 omakase dining experiences in the U.S.

Soichi Sushi- Photo by Yelp user Rujun C.

Omakase comes from the Japanese phrase Omakase shimasu, which translates to “I trust you, chef.” An Omakase meal is one like no other, as your menu items are specially curated by the sushi chef. Selections for the meal depend on both seasonal and fresh ingredients of the day. This dining experience typically consists of 9-15 small courses, served one at a time. It may be a lengthy meal, but the interaction you’ll have with your chef is one of a kind! Omakase is a true foodie adventure where dish served is one surprise after another!

Here are Yelp’s Top 25 Omakase Dining Experiences in U.S. :

  1. Soichi Sushi – San Diego, CA
  2. Taneda Sushi in Kaiseki – Seattle, WA
  3. ShariNori – Santa Ana, CA
  4. Omakase By Korami – New York, NY
  5. Hihimanu Sushi – Honolulu, HI

“This omakase counter is a gem, and combines the two most important ingredients of a wonderful omakase experience – incredibly high quality sushi and an intimate and connected atmosphere between the chef and the patron. The courses were sequenced well and thoughtfully. The chef paid careful attention to our responses to each course while sharing sake with us (traditionally enjoyable) and conversing about the various fish.” Yelp Elite, Christine M on Omakase by Korami

Hihimanu Sushi – Photo by Yelp User Kelli M.

6. Sushi Lin – Brooklyn, NY

7. Sushi Sho – Waikiki Beach, HI

8. Kodo Sushi Sake – Scottsdale, AZ

9. OmG Omakase by Gino – Santa Ana, CA

10. The Shota – San Francisco, CA

11. KAI ZAN – Chicago, IL

Kai Zan- Photo by Yelp User InKyoung C.

“The best omakase in Las Vegas!  If you’re looking for an unforgettable dining experience off the strip, Kabuto takes Japanese culinary arts to the next level. The second you step in it feels like you’ve been transported to Japan. The fish is incredibly fresh and there is more than enough food to fill you up. Don’t skip on the sake pairing either!” – Yelp Elite, Sherry S on Kabuto

12. Kabuto – Las Vegas, NV

13. Otaru Sushi Bar – New Haven, CT

14. Sushi Tadokoro – San Diego, CA

15. Kame Omakase – Las Vegas, NV

16. Sushi by Bou Times Square – New York, NY

17. Sushi Miyagi – Los Angeles, CA

“This is a really special place. The chef-owner and his wife are very kind and gracious.  Came here for a special occasion and had the higher level omakase. Had not done omakase before.  What a treat!  Seemingly endless parade of exquisite sushi meticulously prepared in front of your eyes.  The meal was worth every penny.” – Yelp Elite, Rick R on Sushi Miyagi

Shin Sushi- Photo by Yelp Elite Kevin P.

18. Shin Sushi – Los Angeles, CA

19. Yume Sushi – Arlington, VA

20. San Shi Go Newport Beach – Newport Beach, CA

San Shi Go Newport Beach– Photo by Yelp user An H.

21. Nara Restaurant & Sake Bar – San Francisco, CA

22. Sushi Yoshizumi – San Mateo, CA

23. Sushi Ishikawa – New York, NY

24. Sushi By M – New York, NY

25. Makizushico – Littleton, CO

Makizushico- Photo by Yelp User K.C.

The adventure that is Omakase will truly take your tastebuds on a ride. The elaborate menus thoughtfully created by master sushi chefs are sure to delight and surprise diners everywhere! Broaden your horizons and take a seat at the sushi bar. Let your sushi chef be your guide!

We can’t wait to hear your thoughts! Did one of your favorites not make the list? Or maybe you think our data nailed it? Share your thoughts with us on Yelp! Be sure to follow this collection and bookmark these sushi restaurants to add them to your bucket list!

Top Omakase Dining Experiences in the US Methodology: This is an all-time list of the Top Omakase Dining Experiences in the US according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the restaurant and food categories on Yelp with a large concentration of reviews mentioning “Omakase,” then ranked those spots using a number of factors, including the total volume and ratings of reviews mentioning “Omakase.” This list looked at businesses in the United States. All businesses were marked open on Yelp as of April 18, 2022. When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score as of April 18, 2022.