스시작 (Bang-ee Dong) – This Japanese omakase restaurant, located in Bangi Dong (next to Jamsil), has been open for 2 months. The chef-owner had previously worked at sushi restaurant in Bundang before opening up his own shop in Songpa-Gu.
They serve both lunch and dinner. For dinner, there is a choice of a Sushi Omakase at W70,000 and Sashimi Omakase at W90,000. We decided to go with the Sashimi Omakase. It was super fresh and delicious but oh man, it was a lot of food. Should you decide to order the dinner sashimi omakase course, make sure that you come with an empty stomach – 32 dishes will be presented to you to enjoy and devour. While these are not huge dishes, it starts to add up. 32 servings at W80,000, that is W2,500 per serving. What a fantastic value!
SFP Tip: After you get to Course #18 – umeboshi – you will start the sushi portion of the course. Tell the chef to cut back on the sushi rice. You’ll thank me later for this advice.
The main knock on this place is the exterior and interior. It’s too open, too bright….It just doesn’t look like a traditional Japanese omakase eatery. They clearly took some shortcuts in constructing the interior out. If you can look past that, Sushi Zak is a great omakase restaurant.
There are 2 dinner seatings – 6 PM and 8 PM. Parking is available. When you make reservations, they will ask you if you need parking.
Comments from SeattleFoodPatrol Crew
Brian L: “Loved the variety of flavors, the chef was extremely creative in integrating multiple palates. However, I’ve had better sushi rice.”
Dave W: “Last night Sushi Zak established itself as my new gold standard when judging omakase. I was overwhelmed with quality and quantity. My only regrets: (1) asking for even more anago and eating the extra pieces; (2) a 6 AM hangover.”