Yes, we realize that “takeout omakase” is kind of an oxymoron. The whole point of an omakase dinner is to sit at the counter and bear witness to the sushi art happening in front of you, not knowing what amazing bite will come next. Yes, yes. We know. But life is weird right now and takeout omakase is a thing. So, if you’re celebrating a birthday or special occasion or just really miss sushi, here are three options to try.
Omakai is a Wynwood restaurant offering a few different omakase boxes that range from around eight to 18 pieces of sushi. It comes in a sleek box with printed instructions that identify your sushi and suggest the order in which you should eat it. Is it a mind-blowing sushi experience? No. But it is the most affordable omakase takeout option we know of (the biggest box costs $48), and it can be a fun date night or celebratory dinner for one after you finally vacuum under the couch for the first time in 13 months. You can order online.
Before 2020 became the Niagara Falls of bad news, the Wabi Sabi team was going to open a new sushi restaurant in Wynwood. We were very excited. But while that project remains on hold, you can still partake in some excellent sushi here. They offer two omakase takeout specials, one that comes with 14 pieces of nigiri and one maki ($100) and another that’s just sashimi ($75). Everything here is good, so keep this place in mind for your next special occasion sushi night. Order by calling them at (305) 890-7228.
The Den, the omakase counter inside Azabu, is offering an omakase to-go box for the first time ever. The $120 spread comes with a chef’s choice of nigiri, sashimi, and wagyu and uni bara chirashi. This place is normally a reliable spot for a very memorable omakase dinner, and we bet you’ll also remember eating wagyu and uni off your childhood Sesame Street plate for quite a while too. The box is available Wed-Sat from 6-9:30pm. Call (786) 276-0520 to place an order.