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Omakase Etiquette?

My wife and I are going to Tokyo and Kyoto this May. We're planning on going to Sukiyabashi Jiro and Sushi Mizutani. We both love sushi but don't really like Uni (Sea Urchin) and Ankimo (Monkfish liver). Is it possible to order omakase and ask the chef not to include these items without getting thrown out?
I also read that at Sukiyabashi Jiro they don't speak english. What's the best way to order....write it down in Japanese, learn a few Japanese words?

Jan 02, 2009
czecher in Japan

Katsu-ya Hollywood bound

Yes, Katsuya is opening on the ground level of The Broadway Hollywood at Hollywood & Vine. The building is going to be residential lofts. It used to be an office building. Philippe Starck is designing it. He also designed the Katsuya Brentwood location.

Jan 19, 2007
czecher in Los Angeles Area

Dinner near the Pantages?

Magnolia is great but It can get really loud. If you like seafood, Hungry Cat is THE BEST! You may need to make reservations about 4-5 days in advance.

Dec 21, 2006
czecher in Los Angeles Area