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.
I've been meaning to write something for quite a while about the new Cook's Inc. at Abacoa Town Center. Abacoa, located in Jupiter in northern Palm Beach County, may be a long drive north for many of us, but Cook's Inc. is doing something unique -- it's part gourmet market, part restaurant, part coo ... More >>
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 >>
- Ey beautiful, wanna play hide the temaki?- Nice sushi, wanna screw?- Your chopsticks would look better on my bedroom floor.- I wanna put my eel sauce all over your sashimi.- Baby, why you wearin' wasabi when you're so hot already?- Why don't you take some sushi off and get comfortable?- Wann ... More >>
A South Beach favorite goes north.
Sake Room both satisfies and annoys.
Like its brethren, Abokado plays it safe.
Sushi Club rivals Hiro's Sushi Express.
Maleewan’s not kosher, but it’s worth a try
At Bouley Evolution, Mike serves raw fish with style
Doraku looks different but tastes as good as ever
UM grad Jack Punma creates a stir in Coral Gables
Sakura adds Korean a rarity in these parts to its bustling sushi menu
Sasha Issenberg is a younger guy than I had envisioned while reading his book, The Sushi Economy. I could see the youth in his face as he approached the podium at Books & Books in Coral Gables on Saturday afternoon. Then he started his talk by stating that he’s been eating sushi since he was five ... More >>
Off-the-tourist-track Matsuri has attracted everyone from Madonna to vacationing Manhattan sushi chefs
Getting the right chef can be a make-or-break situation
Yuga offers Japanese food thats dainty but daring, unbound by expectations
The menu is dementedly extensive, and the food is insanely good
In trying to please everyone, oftentimes you end up pleasing no one
Good for sushi and sake, but bad for dinner
Don’t let the low square footage detract from the high-quality fare
The name is Thai, the sushi is for to die
Cost of a vegetable sushi roll at Dragon Room? Riceless.