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There are a few unusual notions about Omakase, the high-end SoMa prix fixe sushi bar. The first is the restaurant's name, which can confuse diners because omakase is the word that Japanese restaurants of its ilk use to denote their chef's choice tasting-menu options. And then there's the fact that proprietor Jackson Yu is actually Chinese, and uncharacteristically funny, outgoing, and bubbly for a pricey sushi chef, making a meal here a lot less buttoned up than at similar places around town. It's not a cheap proposition, with strict choices of a $100, $150, or $200 meal, but it amounts to a delightful and entertaining evening between Yu's show and the delicate, exotic cuts of fish and whole seafood products, many of which are sourced straight from Tokyo's famous Tsukiji Market.


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