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What is the Japanese term for when the sushi chef prepares a sushi meal for you based on what the sushi chef deems to be fresh and good, as well as what you would be interested in eating?

I believe this is a term or style. There's generally no ordering off a set menu.

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I've eaten a lot of sushi in my life but have never been brave enough to try this. I think I should. Thanks for the idea. –  Dinah Aug 23 '10 at 2:49
    
Dinah, do. But only do it with a really good and creative sushi chef. They will give your tastebuds orgasms. –  daniel Aug 23 '10 at 6:34
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up vote 16 down vote accepted

Omakase. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omakase

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+1 exactly what I was looking for! –  sunpech Aug 22 '10 at 23:33
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The very model of an answerable question. –  Michael at Herbivoracious Aug 22 '10 at 23:44
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@Michael: but not of a modern major general –  Dinah Aug 23 '10 at 1:11
    
Haha, I love the Gilbert and Sullivan reference.... –  Gilead Aug 23 '10 at 1:36
    
He's got information animal, vegetable and mineral. –  Michael at Herbivoracious Aug 23 '10 at 2:51
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