The Omakase at Wataru

It was our final day in Seattle and I made a reservation at Wataru that night. I was excited to indulge in an intimate omakase experience with Chef Kotaro Kumita. There are only two seatings nightly at 5:30pm and 7:45pm. Seating at the sushi bar is limited so be sure to make a reservation as…

The Omakase at Tojo’s Restaurant

For my final night in Vancouver I wanted a nice sushi dinner with one of the most famous chefs in town, so I made a reservation at Tojo’s Restaurant. The internationally recognized restaurant serves unique and modern dishes using the finest seasonal and local ingredients around the Pacific Northwest. I requested a seat at the…

Fishman Lobster Clubhouse and Sushi Kaji

After a beer-filled late night, I was off to a later start for my second day in Toronto. It was Saturday and by the time I was fully functioning, I was more than ready for a hearty lunch. I decided to take an Uber to Scarborough to check out the Fishman Lobster Clubhouse. The cash-only…

Hidden Gems: Nozawa Bar

I had to experience at least one omakase while I was in Los Angeles! But where? LA’s sushi scene is abundant and I wanted to make sure I tried one of the best. I managed to find Nozawa Bar in Beverly Hills. The private 10-seat sushi bar is hidden away in the back of SUGARFISH…

Last Day in Japan: Sushi Breakfast at Sushi Dai

After some Golden Gai bar hopping I was still wide awake and figured I had to check out Tsukiji Market before going back home. Because who needs sleep! What’s one of the best things to do at Tsukiji Market? A sushi breakfast of course! And the best place to enjoy that is Sushi Dai. It…

An Exquisite Omakase at Kurosaki

Away from the hustle and bustle of Shibuya tucked away on a quiet residential street is a Michelin-starred sushi restaurant where traditional Tokyo-style sushi is served by a young highly-skilled up-and-coming chef. Welcome to Kurosaki. Now getting a reservation at any top restaurant in Japan is no easy task, especially for foreigners and especially when…

The Grand Omakase at O Ya

Back in early March I was able to finally dine at a restaurant that’s been on my “Foodie Bucket List” for quite some time. Ever since I fell in love with sushi, I’ve always wanted to try the omakase at O Ya in Boston. In that time, a location opened in New York City, but…

The Omakase at Kyōten Sushiko

I was in a new city ready to enjoy a sushi dinner, but I wasn’t sure what to expect of Austin’s sushi scene. I’ll be honest, I didn’t think there would be much to it. I heard about a couple trendy fusion places, but I’ve been leaning towards more traditional places lately. I was really…