Location: Ayala Triangle Gardens, Paseo de Roxas cor. Ayala Avenue, Makati City; Il Terrazo, Tomas Morato, Quezon City; Greenhills Shopping Center, Ortigas City; E. Rodriguez Avenue, Libis, Quezon City
We are finally at the final part of the mini-series where I’ll give tips on finding the cheapest sushi in town. If you haven’t read the first and second part, go to Tok-Yu Sushi Bar and Izakaya Sushi before you read this post. In this final installment, we’ll stretch our budget a bit higher (just a little bit) and get a better quality of ingredients for our makimono ~ at Omakase.
The word “Omakase” means “anything goes” and funny for a restaurant named this way to not actually serve omakase sushi. If they do mean Omakase, then whatever the sushi chef feels like creating with the ingredients within his reach will be the day’s special sushi. On the contrary, they just have the sushi fixed on their menu. But no matter, I’d say they have one of the best makimono in town, and it’s not that heavy on the pocket either.
Omakase’s Spider Maki isn’t really made out of spider… It’s just to describe the art of this makimono. It’s really Soft Shell Crabs that are perched in the middle of the 6-piece masterpiece. Served with Omakase’s special sauce – A blend of Teriyaki sauce and Japanese mayo, the crunchy fried soft shell crabs are sure to blend well with it.
SAR stands for “Salmon Skin, American Dream and Rock n Roll” and for the price of less than P500, this platter is surely to fit your budget and can serve up to 4 people. If you like getting a taste of everything, I’d recommend this.
Dynamite Roll with Tuna
You have a choice of adding either Salmon or Tuna on top of your Dynamite Rolls. You can just imagine your favorite tuna salad sitting on top of your Dynamite Roll. I personally prefer this over the Salmon since it blends well with Omakase’s special sauce.
Dynamite Roll with Salmon
Omakase’s Dynamite Roll with Salmon is a bit dry on the side alone, but with a special sauce, it can enhance the flavor giving it a good splash of taste.
Finally, the last makimono for this review is the American Dream. This 10-piece makimono is very heavy on the stomach if you’re going to eat alone. And dipping it with the special sauce will make it very repetitive in your palette since it’s fried. Best to share with a friend or two.
Omakase is more than just makimono. They have loads of Japanese dishes that I encourage you to try out. If you already have, any of those your favorite? Share your tales!
And that concludes the 3-part Cheapest Sushi in Town series. If you know any good sushi and makimono spots, drop a comment below!
The Tale of the Cheapest Sushi Series:
|Taste and Originality:||( 3 / 5)|
|Customer Experience:||( 2.5 / 5)|
|Value for Money:||( 2.5 / 5)|
|Brick and Mortar:||( 2.5 / 5)|
|Average:||(2.6 / 5)|