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Silom Omakase Table, an “intimate and authentic omakase dining experience” from Leonard Yu, former sushi chef at Brush Sushi Izakaya in Decatur, is launching inside Silom Thai and Sushi in Buckhead on August 12, according to a press release Monday.
Silom Thai replaced Katana, at 3345 Lenox Rd NE, which sits adjacent to the shuttered Houston’s across from Lenox Square (a mixed-use development is set to rise on the land).
In addition to the Silom Omakase Table, Chef Yu is launching a sushi takeaway offering from Tuesday to Sunday beginning August 4. Menu options include an assortment of Chef’s Choice small bites, Chirashi, Nigiri, and Donburi Bowls using fish sourced directly from the Toyosu Fish Market in Tokyo accompanied by Chef Yu’s specially blended soy sauce and pickled ginger from Fiji.
Omakase translated directly means “I leave it up to you.”
“Chef Yu’s vision for his six-seat omakase experience is to present dishes that are seasonal, elegant, and artistic in presentation while incorporating the very finest ingredients available,” according to the release. For instance, Chef Yu uses a Niigata prefecture koshihikari rice blend with nanatsuboshi rice from Hokkaido with Akasu red vinegar aged for 10 years, as well as a soy sauce that is a special blend of Yamaroku soy sauce, sake, and Hon Mirin. Chef Yu uses a wasabi from a farm in Shizuoka, and fresh roasted Tateishi (seaweed laver) and nori (seaweed) from Japan’s Aichi Prefecture.”
From Tuesday to Sunday beginning August 12, reservations can be made for two to six people for a 15-course dinner with a 6:00 p.m. seating ($100 per person) or a 20-course dinner with an 8:00 p.m. seating ($150 per person).
On Sunday, August 9 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Chef Yu will host a special event where he will break down a 200+ pound Japanese bluefin tuna and explain the different cuts and methods and how he prepares the tuna for his omakase. This experience includes a seven-course pre-set menu and costs $120 per person.
Social distancing is in place and masks are required to enter the restaurant and until the meal begins.