Definition of omakase in English:

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Pronunciation: /əʊməˈkaseɪ/


(In a Japanese restaurant) a type of meal consisting of dishes selected by the chef: we had the five-course omakase [as modifier]: Jonathan suggests the omakase menu
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  • The chef's basic omakase starts at $40.
  • Mention you'd like omakase or you'd like to try some traditional fish or Japanese dishes.
  • At dinner, signature sushi rolls are $13 to $15; other entrees are $13 to $28; chef's special omakase meals are higher.


Japanese, literally 'respectfully leaving another to decide what is best'.

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