5759 Bird Rd.
Miami, FL 33155
Critics' Pick
Best Of


  • Sun 5:30pm-10:30pm, Tue-Sat 11:30am-10pm,Closed Mondays
  • $$; $$$; $$$$
  • Wheelchair accessible, Kid Friendly, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Free Parking, Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted
Opened in 1988, this suburban strip-mall sushi spot has little in the way of ambiance. Describing the decor as evocative of a small, rustic Japanese country inn works only if you don't factor in the bathroom walls or kitchen floor, best left undescribed. But Miami's Japanese residents and others in the know continue to pack the place for South Beach-quality sushi at ultra-bargain prices. Lovers of exotica shouldn't miss the Ankimo ponzu ae, monkfish liver, which, due to its silky texture, is sometimes referred to as "Japanese foie gras."

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