Omakase. It’s a welcome phrase in any city, especially Los Angeles. When “trusting the chef” to create a tasting menu, it places diners into the hands of skilled personnel with carefully selected ingredients. It’s beautiful.
While omakase can be utilized for any cuisine, this map emphasizes LA’s bounty of Japanese restaurants. LA is blessed upon high with some of the freshest fish in the country, but that doesn’t mean that all Japanese omakase serves nigiri. It’s also a joy to watch these crafted courses come together, whether sashimi or oysters. Here now, are 14 restaurants where chefs carefully select and prepare every morsel that goes onto a curated plate.
Removed: Shibumi, Inn Ann
Added: Morihiro, Kaneyoshi, Brothers Sushi, Masakazu, Sushi Tama, Sushi Hide
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