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June 07, 2018

Food & Wine says the best Omakase in Philly is in a student dining hall

And it's only $35

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Food & Wine claims DK Sushi in University City offers the best Omasake in the city.

Omakase is a meal that lets a chef show off. It literally translates to "I'll leave it up to you" in Japanese, a sushi dining experience entirely in the hands of a chef; every dish a vehicle to show off their skills, preferences and vision.

And apparently, the best of Philly's omakase is inside a busy student dining hall for $35.

Food & Wine claims it comes from DK Sushi, a fast-casual takeout and sit-in sushi restaurant on the University of Pennsylvania's campus, inside the newly opened Franklin's Table food hall.


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You can check out a general list of what to expect for the omakase experience, but the 13-course meal is said to impress. 

If you don't have time to stay for the experience, you can grab takeout on the quick, too. The owners are saying the goal is to save your time — and your money.

"We’re challenging the notion that fast sushi isn’t fresh, or good,” Michael Schulson, DK's chef and restaurateur told Food & Wine. “The fish we use is just amazing quality — it’s the same stuff we use at our other restaurants. There’s no compromising, there’s no integrity loss. That’s what the omakase is showing.”

Looks like you can get a salmon bento box with a roll, sashimi and edamame for $16. 2-piece salmon sashimi pieces are going for as low as $4. And six-piece tuna rolls start at $6. Not bad.