High end edomae omakase delivery from grand master Chef Nozomu Abe

Omakase comes at many different price points throughout the city. I have had some outstanding version (such as Sushi Zo) and some really expensive ones (such as lunch at Sushi Ginza Onodera). Others were "fine". (Omakase is never bad!)

Sushi Noz is among the most expensive in the city, coming in at $500 a seat. This was a splurge of the highest order, but one to visit a place that has quite a bit of buzz surrounding it.

This place does not disappoint.

I made sure to get a seating with Noz himself, as opposed to a sous chef. Aside from being ridiculously good looking, he was affable and open and welcoming. There is zero pretention in him or the experience. It is friendly and easy, which is delightful.

The experience opens up with 5 "plates" of food - finished dishes that were varied and ridiculously delicious. The final "stew" is among the most delicious things I've ever had - so unctuous and perfectly cooked. There was a lot of food in there!

All the while,  you watch as he prepares your fish for the evening. His skills are truly superb. One of the videos below shows his knife work in close-up detail. Everything he did was with that level of precision. Watching the Japanese culture of quiet perfection, calm and cleanliness is always such a treat.

The 10 or so sushi courses that followed were each just stellar. The rice, the fish, the temperature, the mouth feel...each bite was varied and exciting. Needlefish is a new addition that I don't believe I have had before and was likely the best one...it's a crazy delicious fish! The uni was the best I have ever had, bar none.

During the entire meal, two geisha serve you from behind. They are quiet but incredibly helpful and efficient. At one point, I began to push my chair back to find the restroom. As if she was standing there already, she gently put her hand on my shoulder and said "Someone is currently in the restroom but I will be delighted to let you know when it's free." Which she did a bit later with as much soft hospitality as one could stand. I made sure to thank them both on my way out because their investment in the experience was felt.

With terrific final bites of the best miso soup I've ever had, the traditional egg cake, yummy tea and a delicious dessert, this meal could not be improved upon. I sat next to a regular who confidently told me that this is simply the best in the city. There is no way I would argue the point.

From the personalized welcome note in a beautiful envelope when you arrive to Chef Noz waiting by the door to graciously bow and sincerely thank you as you leave, this experience is the best it can be. Yes - an insanely expensive one. But you feel the value. You see the value. You definitely taste the value! If you can afford a visit, I can't recommend this highly enough.

"@Olga, it’s really weird that you go on every website to post your review. It’s a bit obsessive."

Josh
November 24, 2023 2:33pm

"Pay $1,500, SHUT UP and EAT!

I disagree with your review of Sushi Noz. If you read all recent bad reviews of Sushi Noz you will notice many people complain about ignorance and discriminatory practices of their Mongolian sushi chef. Below is our experience and I hope i infatuation can reevaluate this Omakase experience.

Last night my husband and I were excited to dine at Sushi Noz, 6 seats counter rated one Michelin star. I dined here last year and my experience was fun, informative with Chef Noz. I thought we will have a great time on our rare date night and we had the WORST experience EVER!

We were shocked and appalled at the treatment we received by your chef, TJ Enkhbaatar. We eat Omakase frequently (weekly) and are avid diners globally. We have never had an interaction like that. This chef is very rude, ignorant, unprofessional and discriminatory. We were asking him where the fish was from and details of the course and he basically told us to stop asking questions, shut up and eat the food. That’s the treatment you get when you prepay $1,000 for two people plus $500 for drinks and extras. We left after 2 courses and couldn’t tolerate the service and discriminatory practices of chef Enkhbattar.

New motto of Sushi Noz: PAY $1,500, SHUT UP and EAT! NYC has so many lovely places with way more experienced chefs from Japan who go above and beyond to make your experience worth the money. We will take our money to Yoshino, Kanoyama, Icca, Masa, Shion 69 again and again."

Olga
June 20, 2023 2:02pm

"??? real ones know. That dude is rude af."

Morningbluedragon
October 12, 2023 8:51am

"It’s weird how you post this review on nearly every imaginable site…"

Josh
November 24, 2023 2:34pm

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