After more than a year of construction, Momi, the mysterious Brickell ramen shop, opened its doors about two weeks ago. You may have heard or read ramen enthusiasts wax about the endless lines stretching out of legendary Tokyo or Osaka shops. We found no such queue on a weekday afternoon, although t ... More >>
"What's your favorite restaurant?" That question got us all thinking. If we had to choose one top dog at gunpoint, what would it be and why? Each week, a different Short Order blogger will celebrate his or her favorite eatery -- be it celebrity-chef-driven or a neighborhood hole-in-the-wall. For a ... More >>
Buddha Sushi Bar soft-opened a few weeks ago, quietly launching on the Upper Eastside amid the September restaurant craze. After throwing a grand-opening party this past weekend, the restaurant is officially ready and willing to serve you fresh fish (but you'll have to catch it yourself). Decide wha ... More >>
Miami likes its sushi like its women - sleek and sexy. Hence the popularity of Sushi Sake, a rapidly expanding South Florida sushi empire that just opened its seventh location.This chic local chain is known for late-night hours, an expansive menu and a dramatic, lounge-inspired atmosphere.The newest ... More >>
Technically speaking, Kone Temaki Sake Lounge does not serve fat sushi rolls/ But as the name suggests, it specializes in temaki, or sushi cones. Temaki looks like an ice cream cone, but is a little smaller -- the nori serves as the "cone" and raw fish, rice, and whatever else you decide to add beco ... More >>
Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play. Sushi seems so easy -- raw fish, rice, wasabi. So it would seem that really good sushi bars should be on every corner, sorta like Starbucks. OK, ... More >>
It's that time of year when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Spicy Scallop Roll at Toni's Sushi BarIt's ... More >>
The Miami International Film Festival returned this past Friday, March 2 and continues through next weekend. For 10 days, Miami is treated to some of today's brightest stars in the world of film. In an industry that revolves around the dollar, art trumps box office sales for a brief moment. All t ... More >>
The classic Shelborne Resort in Miami Beach has a modern vibe now. It's a whole new show. In addition to glam brasserie Vesper and Lucy's taco shack out back, Bar Tanaka brings sushi to the lineup. Modern American, Mexican, and Japanese -- all restaurant bases are covered. The menu comes cou ... More >>
Fatgirl HedonistWe first told you about then month-old Oh! Sushi in early November -- and since then, we've been on the hunt for someone with a good eye (and a good palate) to check the place out (and to spice things up,) and dish their details to Short Order.Enter Fatgirl Hedonist. Born and rais ... More >>
Benihana, the Miami-based Japanese steakhouse, wants to wish you a happy birthday. They are giving away a $30 gift certificate.In order to claim the free birthday meal, sign up for the Chef's Table at the Benihana web site, provide some personal info and an email address and they'll email a gift ... More >>
At the beginning of this week Tokyo Bowl closed in North Miami. A sign on the door reads "Thanks for your patronage." The drive-thru window is what made this sushi place unique. It was a savior for rumbling stomachs in search of fast sushi on the busy intersection of NE 123rd Street and Biscayne ... More >>
Lesley ElliottBanana & Leaf is a no-frills sushi place offering basic rolls at insanely cheap prices. This is a great new spot for downtowners in need of a quick raw fish fix, and it's by the same crew behind Little Lotus, experts at making a restaurant something out of nothing (if you haven' ... More >>
We previously tweeted with Executive Chef Michael Bloise of Sushi Samba Dromo about his departure from American Noodle Bar, but when we sat down with him to try out Samba's newest menu items, called Gunkan sushi (which translates to "battleship" in Japanese), we just had to ask what it was like t ... More >>
Vegan Black Metal Chef is back and making tempura sushi.In this third installment of his web cooking series, Vegan Black Metal Chef once again unleashes the powers of seitan to make tempura asparagus sushi.As he growls and sings through the recipe, Vegan Black Metal Chef shows us how to make wasa ... More >>
gastroPod gastroPod's watermelon salad is a refreshing bite on a hot day.Summer in Miami is here with the killer combo of tropical heat and high humidity. You know, the kind of days that make you feel like you're wearing a hot, damp mop on your head. The last thing you want is to eat a hea ... More >>
RA Sushi Tootsy Maki Roll at RA Sushi - free tomorrowBreak out the greeting cards and fly the flag because June 18th is International Sushi Day. Ok, so it's another made-up holiday. In fact, RA Sushi, the 25-restaurant sushi chain, declared the holiday in the 2011 Chase's Calendar of Event ... More >>
All photos by Laine Doss Sushi Central Offers Sushi and a Movie specials.Sushi Central Lounge, which recently opened on the third floor of Cocowalk, is part of the ongoing trend of new restaurants and lounges bringing life back to Coconut Grove. Sushi Central Lounge is located next door ... More >>
Photo by Christina StaalstromDowntown Miami was once bums, tourists, and day-old moros spilled on the sidewalk. But now it's cool. Case in point. Ozzi Sushi, a kaiten-style sushi bar -- or sushi-go-round. A large orchid mural is the bright backdrop for canals where miniature wooden "sushi b ... More >>
Naoe still one of Miami's best.Our New Times Best of Miami edition will once again name more than 350 of the finest restaurants, hottest clubs, most delightful diversions, and top places to shop till you drop dead as a zombie."The Rising" is almost upon us, so if you have not voted for your fav ... More >>
John ZurBlade's naruto maki roll. The Fontainebleau's sushi restaurant, Blade, has made a return; but this time it's rooming with Vida. The space isn't thoroughly spliced yet. The frosted glass walls are on their way for installation, but executive chef Thomas Connell is quick to discuss plans fo ... More >>
Red Koi TruckIf you've secretly yearned for a California roll as you drive through Kendall or North Miami Beach. your prayers have been answered. The Red Koi Gourmet Food Truck will make its debut this weekend at Carnaval on the Mile.Food to be served by the Red Koi truck includes Californi ... More >>
In a recent Short Order post, we couldn't help but notice that Brickell's been pimping sushi lately, but who is the Sushi "O.G" in that neighborhood? The answer is Seiji Ikemizu -- who now just goes by "Ike". He opened Mi-kan in what is now the Chase Building in Brickell in 1996, a time when t ... More >>
Sushi SiamThe overpopulation of sushi restaurants in Brickell has reached epidemic proportions. From Abokado to Zuma, Japanese cuisine is invading downtown like white on rice. Whether standing on their own or housed in the lobbies of hotels and condominiums, one has to wonder if the citizens are ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanSushi Maki's CEO is all about chopstick character-making at the tableRealizing it was time to shake things up a bit at the quickie sushi place that doesn't take itself too seriously, 36-year-old local boy Abe Ng, the CEO/president/chief sushi officer of the South Miami-based c ... More >>
Photos by Jacquelynn D. PowersDeep-fried tofu in bonito broth.Japanese pub food is the big trend in Tokyo. Recently, this tapas-inspired way of eating has spread from Tokyo to New York and Los Angeles. On vacation in New York, I popped into Izakaya Ten in Chelsea. This atmospheric eatery features ... More >>
Spicy tuna rolls are ubiquitous in Miami. They've become such a staple at Japanese restaurants that sushi chefs are adding fancy ingredients to the tuna-and-spicy-mayo mix. Short Order visited South Beach's longtime favorite, Toni's Sushi, and South Miami sushi stalwart, Akashi, to see who rolls t ... More >>
Jackie SayetTaikun is an ancient Japanese term of respect from which the English 'tycoon' is derived.At The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, the sushi at its Japanese lobby bar, Taikun, didn't live up to its name or make for a remarkable meal by discerning standards, but it filled a void left from fli ... More >>
Photo by Lee KleinWhat it is: Miso-glazed cod with Chinese broccoli and miso butter sauce.But where it at?
New lunch, dinner, sushi and beverage menus have been launched at RA Sushi Bar Restaurant in South Miami. Executive chef Tai Obata: "We've fused traditional Japanese cuisine with concepts from other regions, integrating some Latin influences and adding an entirely new tapas selection." Chef Obata is ... More >>
Consider this sushi joint a neat place for a drink and really great bar snacks.
We're going with a sushi theme this week, with a couple of seafood-related ha-ha's thrown in because, as it turns out, very few people have ever written or said anything funny about raw fish. If you've heard any good nigiri jokes, please feel free to share 'em with us.I never eat sushi. I have troub ... More >>
At this new gem, truly great things come to those who wait.
A couple months back, we reviewed Marumi Sushi, a small but very authentic Japanese restaurant hiding in the western wilds of Plantation. I loved it then: nowhere else in Broward can you get this kind of unfiltered, unapologetic view of the food that Japanese folks actually dig into, and nowhere in ... More >>
A South Beach favorite goes north.
Sake Room both satisfies and annoys.
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