Hiroyuki Sato, a Michelin-starred sushi chef from Tokyo, is headed to Omaha to collaborate with Yoshitomo's David Utterback. 

The two will put on two dinners — the events sold out before the official announcement was even online. Utterback said Sato's most recent collaborations were in some of Asia's top restaurants, including Kitcho, in Kyoto, Japan, and Gaggan, in Bangkok. Sato opened his restaurant, Hakkoku, in 2018; it is one of Tokyo's hottest sushi spots.

"Seats at his restaurant are virtually impossible to get," Utterback said. 

Sato hand-picks fish he serves at his restaurant every morning, and he and Utterback will choose the ingredients for the Omaha dinner in similar fashion. 

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There's a waiting list for the Omaha dinner, but you will have to get in line behind hundreds of other Omaha diners to try to score a seat for the June 11 and 12 events.

For more information, or to get on the waiting list, send the restaurant a message through its Facebook page, at facebook.com/sushiyoshitomo, or email info@sushiyoshitomo.com.

Reporter - Food and dining

Sarah Baker Hansen writes restaurant reviews and food stories for the World-Herald. She also writes the quarterly "Food Prowl" series, where teams of tasters go around Omaha to find favorite foods in a number of categories. Phone: 402-444-1069

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