SushiSamba Offers Japanese Omakase Series

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Not many people go to Japan for work trips, which is exactly why the staff of SushiSamba did. Beginning February 1, they will offer the results of their investigation in a series of dinners – each representing a different part of Japan.


The dinners will occur in the omakase fashion, basically a prix fixe, Japanese style. Customers entrust their selections to the chef, who pulls out all the fresh stops in an eight course meal. However, before that, the fun begins with the “kagami-biraki” a traditional ceremony where the lid of a sake barrel is opened by a mallet, ensuring exemplary sushi, harmony and good fortune.


If that wasn’t enough,  the staff brought sakes back from Japanese breweries to pair with each meal, making their U.S. debut. Finally, the evening will conclude with a traditional tea service.


The details:

$125 per person. Only 20 available spots so call to reserve. 312.595.2300

Sample Menu:

OTSUMAMI (chef assortment)

ISE EBI SASHIMI  (live spiny lobster)

HAMACHI KAMA (ponzu sauce)

SASHIMI (tuna, kanpachi, madai)

AGEDASHI TOFU (daikon, fried shiso leaf)

NI ANAGO (boiled sea eel with sweet soy)

SPECIAL NIGIRI (five pieces)

LOBSTER SOUP (red seaweed, scallion)


Friday, February 1, 7 – 10 p.m. featuring Nagano

Friday, February 8, 7 – 10 p.m. featuring Niigata



504 N. Wells St.

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