An October omakaseFeatures The Meal Appeal
October 8, 2023
Story By: Dining Out Team | Photos by: ANTHONY CONSILLIO
There’s always something new and exciting going on at Sushi Aki, and that’s all thanks to sushi chef Shoichi Kosaka’s dedication to providing customers with the very best seasonal ingredients.
“Our menu really is determined with what happens in Japan,” explains Julia Midorikawa, server and marketing manager. “If there is bad weather, it may affect the ocean and what options are available for the fishermen. This adds uniqueness and authenticity to what we offer on the menu.”
Sushi Aki’s omakase continually wows customers. The 19-piece course ($135) is an affordable way to experience Kosaka’s culinary mastery, while the 21-piece set ($200) adds on the highest grade of sushi (like otoro and uni). Both come with tempura, chawanmushi, soup and a monthly dessert special.
The omakase menu updates monthly, with a few items changing out from each course. For October, enjoy Seared Sanma (a popular fall fish), Chilled Pumpkin Soup and Grilled Sawara, to name a few. The 21-piece course additionally features Chutoro as a sashimi option, as well as Aka Gai and Mizu Tako. (Menu items are subject to change.)
While omakase normally is thought of as a dinnertime treat, Sushi Aki has expanded that offering to lunch, as well (advanced reservations required). But if you’re looking for something lighter, other popular afternoon items include Kaisen Chirashi ($50) and Seared Kaisen Bowl ($55) — both served with soup, chawanmushi and dessert.
“We offer everything from beer, wine and shochu, and we most definitely have a variety of sake that we recommend to have that full experience,” adds Midorikawa. “From sweeter to dry, we will have something that will pair well with your courses.”