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Chef’s Choice

Omakase is a Japanese word that has been translated as “let the chef surprise you,” “trust me,” and “at the chef’s pleasure.” We’d like to think of it as a tasting menu of the very best a kitchen has to offer, Japanese or otherwise.

At Sushi Kaji Restaurant, that’s the only way to experience sushi. Surrender to a true master with one of three constantly changing tasting menus.

Though not always listed, multi-course tasting menus are available at many restaurants—oftentimes, you just have to ask. At Trapper’s Restaurant, chef Vishal Ramsuchit talks to you about the number of dishes, likes and dislikes, and surprises you from there.

Likewise at The Boiler House in the Distillery Historic District; say the word, and chef Jason Rosso will create something unique for large groups.

Over at Perigee, daring chef Christopher Brown suggests the whole table partake of his omakase menu.


Bite Me; Colborne Lane; Funé; George; Kaiseki Sakura; Rain.

For more on Toronto’s tastiest trends see Fork Fads.
For the juiciest cuts in town try Meat Chic.
Scope out the best places to meet and eat with Social Dining.—Signe Langford

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