Robert Dentice wrote: ↑
September 26th, 2019, 8:39 am
Went back to Omakase Room by Maaser. Food was just as good as my first meal. Slightly different experience at night as they are busier and 6 other people who I know happened to show up and we had quite a bit of wine flowing between them and us and across the counter with the Chefs. It was an overall great lively vibe versus Saturday which was just a beautiful serene lunch.
Based on your initial post about Omakase Room by Maaser, I had lunch there today.
Obviously I respect your food palate and restaurant opinions otherwise I wouldn't have gone.
I thought lunch was very good but not great and here's why -
We were the only two having lunch at 1pm and nobody showed up for the 2pm seating. I felt like the chef was prepping me for next year's 4th of July hot dog eating contest at Coney Island as the 17 courses were all served within 45 minutes.
I thought the quality of fish and cut was very good but not quite at the highest level like it is at say Cagen.
Some of the sushi is overwhelmed by too many enhancements with strong flavors.
That said, it is an absolute steal at $115 with no corkage (chef asked us if we knew you once the two of us each broke out multiple stems and bottles. He and his assistant happily indulged in several glasses each that we poured for them).
However, at the end of the 17th course, chef asked us if we were still hungry and wanted a few more courses. We said sure, and told him we had enough after either the fourth or fifth additional course. When the check came, it was $230 each which is still very reasonable, but not the incredible bargain it would have been.
I will definitely go back now being prepared for the pace but I will stop after the 17th course.