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Introduction: Hello, my name is Nate, chef and owner of Omotenashi. At Omotenashi we provide stress free sushi and woodfired asian cuisine in the comfort of your home. Booking me is easy and is all you need to do. After that, when your event day comes, you can be at ease knowing that I will do all the shopping, cooking, and cleaning. I look forward to helping you make your event a success.

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Exceptional 5.0

13 reviews


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Amira A.

Personal Chef

Nathaniel was amazing! He was extremely accommodating, friendly, and professional! From start to finish, the entire experience was personal and delicious. We were so happy to find him for a birthday dinner we were throwing. Everything was taken care of by him from set up to cleaning up. The food was better than any restaurant we could have chosen in the area! Can’t recommend him enough!!
Aug 27, 2021
Susan c.

Personal Chef

We had a wonderful experience working with Chef Nate and his team. From the menu design to the amazing service and, most importantly, the high quality sushi, our party was blown away. Every roll was better than the next and we had a very fun interactive lesson to start. The night made our trip to Napa/Sonoma. Highly recommend!!
May 26, 2021
Brian f.

Personal Chef

Chef Nate was unbelievable! He came and hosted a very fun sushi making lesson for our party of 12 which was amazing. He also cooked up delicious appetizers for cocktail hour (both hot and cold) and then an unending sushi dinner. I am not kidding. All 12 guests went back for seconds, some thirds, and we still had leftovers. The fish was super high quality. He and his wife Jackie were very professional, showed up early and left our house sparkling clean. All of our specific requests were met perfectly. I will definitely use him for our next event. An added note, this all took place outside, which was even more impressive.
Omotenashi's reply
Brian, thank you so much for the review and all the kind words. We're happy we helped make Mary's birthday a success. We look forward to the next time! Best, Nate
Apr 22, 2021
Allison B.

Stop everything you're doing right now, even stop reading this review, and BOOK NATE & JACKIE FROM OMOTENASHI FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT!!!! I reached out to several private chefs for my 30th birthday party and was honestly met with some unfriendly and rude chefs as well as astronomical quotes for inflexible menus. Nate, on the other hand, was incredibly kind, professional, and more than willing to accommodate my budget & favorite foods. He created a 4-course menu especially for me and each *clap* dish *clap* did *clap* not *clap* disappoint. One of my guests even asked if they were Michelin star rated, kid you not. If you want delicious Asian fusion food and a stress-free professional experience, Nate can provide & more. Check out my photos of his dishes as proof. Nate & Jackie brought their own fancy dish-ware, table settings, and, get this, even cleaned up afterwards. My apartment complex manager said he couldn't even tell there was an event after we left because it was left so clean. My one complaint is that I couldn't take him home with me to cook for us everyday. In all seriousness, Omotenashi's the real deal.
Jun 21, 2021
Michelle D.

Chef Nate and staff made our trip to Napa super special and memorable with our private dinner. The food was delicious from the first course to desert!! The Meatball were out of this world delicious! His communication and arrival were both timely and professional. I will be using him next time I’m back in Napa.
Jun 17, 2021
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Price is per person with a minimum amount based on the service you would like (:

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    The process for inquiring and booking is very simple. Just send me a message on Thumbtack and we can set up a no commitment phone call to talk about making your event a success

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    An attendant of Art Institute San Diego,, Mission Valley.. I found that the best parts of my training actually happened in great establishments. School set the foundation, but who I am was built from places such as Morimoto Napa, Bottega, Saison SF, Atelier Crenn and a few more. I've had the incredible and humbling experiences working under exceptional chefs.

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