Japanese food lovers, we all know omakase is the best way to experience the chef’s creations. This is especially true for sushi. The type of sushi you’ll find at an omakase restaurant is what you’d find in Japan – nigiri sushi, sashimi, and rolls made with the freshest seafood.
In Edmonton, there are a few restaurants that offer omakase. Here are the five best experiences you can have.
Moonga Sashimi is located at 23 Ave NW, Edmonton. The restaurant own by Tom Moon who has 20 years of experience in Japanese food. With the passion he has for Japanese food, he decided to open his place in 2017.
Moonga Sashimi knows as the best place to find sushi platter takeout in South Edmonton. But if you follow Moonga Sashimi on Instagram, you know they do way more than just sushi. They offer an omakase menu on someday (mostly Saturdays). So if you want the full Moonga Sashimi experience, make sure to check their schedule and book in advance.
Omakase Price: $150 per person not including tax, drink, gratuity
Omakase Room by Vinh
Originally from Vietnam, Vinh Tran has been making sushi for more than 19 years. Before opening Omakase Room he was working under the brand Sushi by Vinh sushi catering. After he gets an opportunity from Mercedes-Benz Heritage Valley to open a restaurant in their showroom, he decided to open Omakase Room.
Omakase Room is the first sushi restaurant in a Mercedes-Benz dealership in North America. The design of the space is modern but still has some Japanese elements like an omakase counter made with Hinoki wood.
The menu at Omakase Room is ever-changing because Vinh likes to use the freshest seasonal ingredients. You can expect nigiri sushi, sashimi, and special rolls made with unique ingredients.
Due to its popularity now Omakase Room by Vinh is fully booked. You can only leave your name on the waiting list and they will contact you when there is an available spot.
Omakase Price: –
Information & Booking: https://www.mercedes-benz-heritagevalley.ca/omakase-sushi-by-vinh/
Opening in 2014, Japonais Bistro is one of the most popular Japanese restaurants in Edmonton. The restaurant is owned by the duo, Chef Harry Yoon who is the master behind Japonais Bistro’s Omakase Menu, and Chef Shigeo Takeda who is passionate about seasonal fish and premium ingredients from Japan.
Japonais Bistro is well-known for its variety of delicious small plates, and beautiful platters of nigiri sushi and sashimi. You can expect Japanese popular dishes such as Blue Fin O-Toro, Hotate, Makimono rolls, Chicken karaage, Tempura, Tuna Tataki, and much more.
But if you want to see the chef’s specialties, you should go for their Omakase Menu. The menu is seasonal and changes every day, so there’s always something new to try. The prices may vary around $100 – $150 depending on what the chef decided to include on that day.
You can enjoy around a 7-course kaiseki-style meal. The omakase experience is by reservation only so make sure you book in advance at least 1 week in.
Omakase Price: $100 – $150 per person not including tax, drink, gratuity
Information & Booking: https://www.japonaisbistro.ca/
Sakana Japanese Cuisine
Who loves Donburi? Sakana Japanese Cuisine is the place for you. They are well-known for their great variety of Japanese cuisine, especially Donburi.
The restaurant serves delicious and authentic Japanese food at a reasonable price. The space is casual yet inviting. They always have some special menu for you like Sushi birthday cake, Sakura mochi, and much more.
But what makes Sakana Japanese Cuisine stand out is its Omakase Donburi menu which you can order for $70. Omakase Donburi is a Donburi bowl fulling of the best ingredients selected by the chef. It usually contains different types of sashimi. The chef will also prepare some special sauce to go with your Donburi.
Address: 7908 104 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 4C8
Omakase Price: $70 per person not including tax, drink, gratuity
Information & Booking: https://yumyumsakana.com/
These are the best Japanese Omakase and Kaiseki experiences you can have in Edmonton. If you are looking for a great sushi experience, make sure to check them out and book in advance. And if you have any other suggestions, let us know in the comments below!