Today is Boyfriend’s birthday, so to celebrate, I took him for a sushi lunch, omakase. Omakase translates to “I’ll leave it to you”, and is basically giving the sushi chef a blank canvas on which he can construct his culinary masterpiece. Although you can order Omakase really anywhere that has a sushi bar, at some establishments, you could get some lack-luster, plain-Jane sushi. To do an Omakase meal right, you need to go somewhere with a professionally trained chef who is both exacting and creative. There are only a handful of restaurants that I would go to in the Seattle area for an Omakase meal. Luckily, we have one such restaurant on the east side, and they’re open for lunch! As you can imagine, an Omakase meal may cost substantially more than ordering a la carte, but you’ll never get to try the best that a chef can offer without asking for the Chef’s choice!
I Love Sushi at Lake Bellevue, is the fine-dining counter piece to the I Love Sushi restaurant that I often go to with my dad. The service is extremely attentive and friendly. The Owner-Chef, Masa Nakashima, is both traditionally trained, and an artist. The restaurant is lovely and the food is creative and beautiful to look at and eat. This meal was magical- every bite had us swooning with pleasure.