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Top Five Sushi Spots in Miami Beach

South Beach is known for a lot of things: warm weather, white sandy beaches, endless cocktails – but when on vacation in Miami Beach, our incredible and unique sushi restaurants, which are anything but typical, cannot be missed.

 

What makes our sushi spots so unique, you ask? Pairing fresh, decadent ingredients with local exotic flavors and award-winning chefs, the fusion created is an unforgettable (and unbelievably delicious) dining experience.

 

Break out your chopsticks. Here are our top five must-visit sushi picks:

 

1. NaiYaRa: A unique blend of exotic flair and familiar dishes grace the raw section of NaiYaRa’s menu. Using fresh, quality fish, their chefs expertly slice, dress and present one-of-a-kind nigiri and omakase selections second to none on Miami Beach. Gold flakes, freshly shaved truffles, and caviar bring the WOW factor while dining in a casual, Bangkok-inspired dining room.

 

2. Pubbelly Sushi: Inventive would be an understatement when describing the menu at Pubbelly Sushi. The brainchild of five-time James Beard-nominated chef, Jose Mendin, one menu favorite, the Big Tuna Roll, features Spicy Tuna “Arroz Pegao,” truffle oil, and sea salt. Their French Onion Miso Soup, made with soft tofu scallions, gruyere toast, and onion confit, is also not to be missed!

 

3. Sushi Garage: This new local hotspot stands out for its décor and ambiance. Oozing cool, the restaurant is as beautiful as it is delicious. Featuring traditional Japanese food with an edge, you can’t leave without trying the Tuna Chicharron Roll.

 

4. Hoshi & Sushi: Hoshi & Sushi offers a fresh take on Japanese cuisine with the quintessential vibe of Miami Beach. With unparalleled service and passion, every sushi roll shines in this small sushi spot with high-quality and incredibly fresh seafood selections. The local favorite here is the Happy Jalapeño Roll, consisting of yellowtail, avocado, micro cilantro, lime, and jalapeño on top.

 

5. SUSHISAMBA: Only at SUSHISAMBA will you find a unique blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian culture and cuisine. SUSHISAMBA is born of the energy and spirit of these three distinct cultures and continues to be a top destination in the world for fusion sushi. The El Topo roll, with salmon, jalapeño, shiso leaf, fresh melted mozzarella, red onion, and crispy onion, is a must-try.

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Sushi Garage photo via Hospitality Design

Best South Beach Sushi Spots

Sushi is hot right now. It isn’t just food, it’s basically an art form with how beautifully it’s put together and presented. Sushi spots are popping up everywhere as the demand for this delectable raw fish meal is higher and higher. Customers have their pick at numerous fish, vegetables, rice, sauces and mayos in a variety of combinations. Whether you like cream cheese with your salmon or fried sweet potato, you’re surely to find something you like. Being right by the water, there is no shortage of Sushi spots in South Beach; however, it’s important to choose a sushi spot that is known not only for its great flavors, but freshness, as well. Below are a few South Beach spots that offer the city’s best sushi for every palate:

 

Hiro’s Sushi Express | 1518 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Hiro’s has an extensive menu with lots of exotic nigiri and rolls; this place is inexpensive, but still delivers tasty, fresh fish. There’s plenty of the standard rolls like a rainbow roll for $7.50 and a California roll for $3.75, as well as specialty rolls like “Spice Girl,” which includes spicy tuna, tempura flakes with salmon and pepper on top at $7.75 and the “Fish-n-Chill” that has spicy kani salad, cucumber, avocado, white fish tempura, and sweet chili sauce on top for $7.75. There are several rolls combos from $5.95 to $11.75, along with rice burgers, hand rolls, and nigiri combos.

 

Doraku Sushi | 1104 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach
Doraku isn’t just a great sushi spot in South Beach, it’s also known for its daily happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. This spot is dedicated to being inventive with its sushi, so you will find more out-of-the-ordinary sushi offerings than the average place. The “Goddess of Love” roll is made with whitefish, shiso leaf and mix greens topped with tuna, sweet chili sauce and herbs; the “Snow Queen” is made up of shrimp tempura and avocado on the inside, topped with Hamachi, garlic aioli, eel sauce, and garlic chips; and the “Emperor Roll” is filled with tuna, salmon, crab, shrimp and avocado rolled rice-less with nori and breaded with panko. Doraku also offers a variety of sashimi and nigiri combos, as well as cold and hot plates like balsamic teriyaki spare ribs, spicy garlic shrimp, and roasted truffle salmon. Prices range from $4 to around $30.

 

Toni’s Sushi Bar | 1208 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
For 29 years, Toni’s Sushi Bar has been delivering fresh and authentic fish to the South Beach community. In fact, it was the first Japanese restaurant in Miami Beach. Toni’s is known for having great, unique specials, but their regular has a variety of sushi and sashimi options to choose from. The “Dreaming Shrimp” roll is filled with shrimp tempura, lettuce and curry-flavored mayonnaise inside out with masago and costs $12.50; the spider roll costs $15 and the New York spicy tuna roll goes for $8.50. The menu also features ceviche, Chilean seabass, tempura, and garlic steak.


Make Sure to Also Check Out: 

Sushi Samba| 600 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach

Stay Nearby These Sushi Spots
These three places are just a few of the many sushi options that are all around South Beach. When you’re planning your trip to South Beach, keep these places in mind; you’ll be guaranteed to have a great dining experience and a happy tummy.

Want to stay nearby these hot sushi spots? The Cavalier Hotel is located in the heart of South Beach making it easy to get to the restaurants. Click here or call 305-671-1199 to book your stay.