Omakase is a famous dinning tradition of letting the chef decide your order, originated from Japan. The word itself means “I will leave it to you”.
Omakase course is usually available at restaurants with fresh ingredients arriving everyday. These restaurants often serve sushi where the dishes require fresh seafood and meat.
This Japanese food tradition has gotten quite popular in Saigon and we’re on our quest to name the top sushi restaurants that offer the best Omakase that’s worth trying.
Sushi Rei is a rather higher-end restaurant on this list. However, your money is guaranteed to be well spent here. Sushi here is made of the highest quality fish imported directly from Tsukiji fish market in Japan. Dishes will vary depends on which seafood is available that season.
An Omakase dinner here starts at 3,000,000 VND. You can tell the chef your special request and they will be more than happy to customise your meal to your preference. Both the food and the space at Sushi Rei feel really luxurious, with a private room available upon request. The interior is well designed by a famous Japanese architect living in Vietnam, creating a ambient and amazing dining experience.
The chefs here are well trained to handle all the fresh ingredient professionally, safely and live in front of client by the bar.
Overall, it is exciting and worth a budget to try an Omakase dinner here at Sushi Rei to experience the best seafood, while witnessing and learning more about a beautiful dining culture from Japan.
Address: 10E1 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, Ward Da Kao, District 1, HCMC
Time 1: 17:30~20:00
Time 2: 20:00~22:00
Tuesday – Sunday
(Closed on Monday)
Kiyota Sushi Sake Restaurant
Kiyota Sushi is a cozy restaurant, located in Binh Thanh. The restaurant focuses on seafood freshly imported from Japan.
Their menus often get changed for a more various customer experience.
Omakase dinner at Kiyota starts from just 700,000VND to 1,500,000VND. Their most recently updated menus are as below:
The prices, of course, depend on the kinds of Sashimi and Sushi served with your course. However, each menu guarantees a wonderful dinning experience with well-prepared appetizers, main course and desserts.
The restaurant is always ready to serve the freshest fish, uni, oysters and even king crab.
Address: 53 Phạm Viết Chánh, Ward 19, Bình Thạnh, Hồ Chí Minh
Open time: 17:30~23:00
Reservation: call 034 555 7803 or visit their Facebook page
Sushi kobayashi is a recently opened sushi restaurant that offers fresh, reasonably priced and delicious Omakase. The restaurant is named after its chef / owner and has been in operation since October, 2019.
When dinning at Kobayashi Sushi, you can 100% trust that the chef will invest all his passion into preparing the best the most authentic Omakase you can personally get.
The space here is quite cozy as well. You can choose to sit by the bar and watch the chef perform his magic in turning fresh seafood into one of best Sushi and Sashimi you can get in the heart of Saigon.
The price for Omakase prices here range from 800,000VND to 2,000,000VND.
It’s also interesting how the mention right in the menu that you don’t need to leave tips here, following the dinning out culture of Japan. That is as authentic you can get!
Address: 8A/G7A Thai Van Lung, Ben Nghe, District 1
Open time: 18:00~00:00
Reservation: call 0976 342 700 or visit their Facebook page
Just like the ones above, Sushi Hung always have fresh seafood arriving from Japan almost daily. This plays an important role in keeping their Omakase course always fresh, diverse and personalised to each customer.
Pricing for an full course Omakase her starts from 500,000VND to 1,500,000VND. Chef Hung is known to be kind, interactive, friendly and of course, is very good at preparing your food.
Sushi Hung currently has 2 restaurants, both have a very spacious seatings with private rooms or group seatings area available. To enjoy a nice Omakase here, we recommend you make a booking first to reserve your seat and for the chef to better prepare.
Sushi Hung:15B/14 Le Thanh Ton, District 1 (Blues Bar – Fl.2)
Sushi Hung Hanare: 49B Quoc Huong, Thao Dien, District 2
Open time: 17:30~00:00
Reservation: call 096 276 04 89 or visit their Facebook page