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.

  • 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, 2010 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, 2010 at 6:34

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

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    The very model of an answerable question. Aug 22, 2010 at 23:44
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    @Michael: but not of a modern major general
    – Dinah
    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:11
  • Haha, I love the Gilbert and Sullivan reference....
    – Gilead
    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:36
  • He's got information animal, vegetable and mineral. Aug 23, 2010 at 2:51

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