Kai Zan, was on the list. I decided quickly, that it must move up my list so I could try the Omakase. The restaurant is a small place with the bar on one side and booths on the other and it was pretty busy when I came, but they were able to seat me and at the bar, although I was told that my window was a little limited because they would need the seat for a reservation in 50 minutes. I agreed to this and while I never felt rushed even after I went slightly past the time for the reservation, courses did come pretty quickly. The next time I go, I will plan on making a reservation. My position at the bar afforded me a great view of the action in the kitchen and there was a lot of action in the kitchen. While the Omakase is listed on the regular menu, what is on it or even how many courses, is not. If you order the Omakase, they will bring you a printed menu to keep before anything arrives. I am not sure if it was a factor of time, but while I did receive everything on the menu, the first several courses were out of order. It wasn't a huge issue though it was slightly confusing to try to keep track. The first course to come out was actually the second course on the menu, Escolar and Maguro Pearls which consisted of Seared Tuna and Escolar, Sushi Rice, Spicy Mayo, Truffle Oil, and Scallions. The course was served on a long plate with pickled ginger and wasabi on the side as were many of the fish plates. While many people think of sushi as raw fish, many of the courses were at least seared. While the two fish were served with the same accompaniments, they had very different flavors, the lighter colored escolar having a buttery flavor and the tuna tasting like tuna. While the course was officially the second course, it fit well as a first course, introducing the diner to the flavors and styles that they would be experiencing. It was very good and I really enjoyed it.
I really enjoyed my meal here. The food was very good and the staff was friendly although I will say that the next time I return, I will make sure to make a reservation so I don't have to be as concerned about time.