David Bouhadana restaurants are known for their amazing Omakase cuisine. The David Bouhadana Omakase meal is just $50 and includes Hamachi, Akami, Botan Shrimp, Albacore Tuna, Ikura, Scallop, Uni, Toro, Salmon, Wagyuni, and Unagi.
Omakase is a Japanese dining tradition in which the sushi chef chooses what you order. The word Omakase literally means “I will leave it to you” in Japanese. This longstanding tradition celebrates the creative freedom of sushi chefs like David Bouhadana and is intended to give customers a dining experience they won’t soon forget.
While Omakase certainly lets chefs freely display their talent, this kind of unpredictable dining experience isn’t necessarily for everyone. With that in mind, there are several things you should know about what to expect from Omakase dining before you go ahead and make your reservation at one of the incredible David Bouhadana restaurants or anywhere else.
Omakase cuisine does not work at every type of restaurant. It is best done with fresh ingredients, which is usually found at more upscale or reputable places. Restaurants that offer fresh fish and in-season vegetables are typically a good choice for high-quality Omakase. Omakase is not made for chain restaurants or restaurants that are so large they can only offer a limited number of fresh ingredients.
Sit Close to the Chef
Sitting near the chef is the best vantage point for Omakase dining and at Sushi by Bou you sit right at the counter with sushi chef David Bouhadana. The culture of Omakase dining stems from small, intimate settings such as the type that David Bouhadana restaurants provide.
If you’re taking part in Omakase, you’re likely to here Japanese spoken by the chefs, customers, or both. Omakase culture encourages social interaction, but this interaction will be a lot easier if you can learn some common Japanese phrases. You might even impress your Omakase chef a little bit by using some some Japanese words in a conversation.
Don’t be Picky
Omakase is for those with a brave pallet. Since you often times might not know what you’re getting, it is best for customers who like a wide-range of Japanese food and have virtually no dietary or allergy restrictions. Omakase food is not made to order and substitutions are not a part of this dining style. In Japanese culture it is insulting to not eat what is in front of you so if you’re a picky eater who might leave a lot of food on their plate, Omakase might not be the best choice for you.