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TheBrad

BTW, of interest to me on my last few visits to Nobu Dallas: there is nothing "corporate" about these omakase meals, there are true artists working in the kitchen here.

Gelless

It can take a little work to get a real omakase experience there. If you just walk in and request it without really *communicating* with the right people, you'll get the same, predictable, good, but totally safe "tasting menu" kind of meal that everyone else requesting omakase will get that night. It pays to earn some recognition at the sushi bar, so they know you will go with them wherever they want to take you.

TheBrad

@ Gelless, precisely. That's why we sit back there, hangin' with Matt and Eguchi... the only way to go!

Delia

I agree with Gelless. I went to NOBU and asked for not your ordinary omakase 3 times and sad to say, we are not impressed. Omakase shouldn't be about "communicating" with the right people.

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