At Masa in New York City—one of the most expensive sushi restaurants in the country—an extravagant sushi dinner costs no less than $650 per head, according to Eater. But on April 28, Nobu will host an “Ultimate Omakase” at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for $1,000 per person. So I reached out to James Frazey, General Manager of Nobu Restaurant and Lounge, Caesars Palace to find out why it’s so expensive.
As one of the headliners (among Gordan Ramsay, Guy Savoy, Emeril Lagasse) at the 10th anniversaryVegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nobu hosts this “Ultimate Omakase” in the name of charity. All net proceeds (over 90%) of Nobu’s dinner will be donated to the Keep Memory Alive Organization—an organization he has previously worked with that helps patients (and their families) deal with brain disorders.
Only serving eight guests in total, this two-hour meal offers guests an exclusive opportunity to interact with the master chef in an intimate environment.
Sounds obvious, but how can this be an “Ultimate Omakase” without high quality ingredients and technique? The master chef will be extremely hands-on in this meal: From selecting the best products, designing the 15 to 20 dishes, to hand-rolling and slicing each piece of sushi and sashimi. Although the menu and specific choice of premium quality fish won’t be confirmed till Nobu’s arrival in Las Vegas on the day of the event, you can certainly expect such items as Blue Fin Tuna, Toro, live shellfish, Uni, Wagyu and other luxurious, exotic and premium selected cuts prepared by the chef himself. Additionally, each course will be paired with premium sakes.