Date # 6: Omakase
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Walking into Omakase is like taking a breath of fresh air, because its interiors are far more sophisticated relative to its not so posh surroundings. If ever you find time to go out of your way and visit this restaurant in Libis, I’m sure you won’t regret it.
Bottomless iced tea
This was light and refreshing, and it had that roasted taste of Japanese tea. Definitely not your everyday powdered drink.
Spicy Tuna Salad - P215
For its price, this was definitely worth it. I’ll start by saying that it had very generous servings of raw tuna, probably more than how much tuna other restaurants serve in their sashimi dishes.
The tuna was firm and it had a nice bite, suggesting that it wasn’t old. Every single slice was smothered with a spicy salad sauce, which added more flavor to the fish.
The crunchy batter on top was also a winner. Its subtle taste neutralized the strong flavor in the fish, helping you enjoy the salad to the very last tuna slice.This is perfect for two people, definitely a date-worthy choice.
TOP Platter - P640
The TOP platter is composed of three different maki choices (Tiger Eye, Omakase Roll and Philadelphia Roll) and I’m telling you, boy, this is the epitome of WIN. Judging from the picture, you can see how thick the slices of raw fish in each roll are. What’s more indulgent about it is that the choice of ingredients is very well thought of. There’s nothing I hate more than a very bulky maki that does not have ingredients that blend well together—and I’m happy to tell you, Omakase’s rolls aren’t one of those. You can taste the distinctiveness of every ingredient and even as you enjoy this, you can tell how each detail added up to a fully-loaded maki, ready to please your tongue and tummy.
My only complaint is that the fish wasn’t as fresh as the ones in more expensive Japanese restaurants, although I can’t be conclusive about that since we ordered this when it was almost time for the store to close, so I shouldn’t question its freshness.
This platter enough for two, and we were very full and satisfied after eating this that we didn’t need anything more.
The Verdict: Douglas and I normally prefer watching movies before or after eating, and since there’s no cinema or anything much in Intrepid Plaza, it’s kind of a letdown to go there. But seriously, fuck the fact that there’s nothing to do there, Omakase’s definitely worth it. Visit this restaurant when you have time to just eat and go back to where you have to be, like a quick lunch/dinner date. Now that it’s gonna have a new branch in Greenhills, it’s easier to access. Have your share now.
Oh, but take note of the store hours though, it almost closed down when we arrived.
Unit 207 Interpid Plaza Building,
E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue, Libis
Quezon City, Metro Manila Philippines
With and For Love, Rina Caparras and Douglas Chong http://mydailydoseofrina.tumblr.com