The legendary Sushi Nakazawa is bringing a pop-up to The Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills next month. Guests will be guided through an unforgettable omakase menu by Sushi Nakazawa’s Executive Chef Wei Chen at the luxe hotel from May 12 to June 11.
Bookings are extremely limited and can be made through Resy, with each ticket costing $325 per person. As expected, reservations are already completely booked up. However, you can still sign up to be notified in case of any cancelations and pray to the sushi gods.
Renowned Chef Daisuke Nakazawa—who famously apprenticed for Jiro Ono and featured in the documentary ‘Jiro Dreams of Sushi’—opened the first West Village restaurant with Bronx restaurateur Alessandro Borgognone. It has been impossible to get a reservation since it opened, and now most can only dream of having a menu prepared at the shellacked counter. Thankfully, the hotspot’s incredible success has led to an expansion in Washington D.C. and pop-ups in critical locations around the world like Aspen—and now L.A.
Sushi connoisseurs will already be acquainted with the Japanese term “omakase” which means “I leave it up to you.” Essentially, you put all your faith in the chef’s expertise and allow them to delight your palate. So while no one can say exactly what will be served up until the moment comes, you can expect a menu of roughly twenty pieces of Nigiri made up of globally sourced fish and shellfish with a special focus on Japan.