• Dining

    June 26, 2014
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    June 24, 2014

    La Mar: Peruvian Classics Elevated to Haute Cuisine

    The unmistakable snapping of rice in a superheated stone bowl hints at what's to come. The heavy gray-and-white-flecked basin typical of Japanese eateries seems misplaced at first in a Peruvian restaurant. But the nutty, charred scent of crisping grains soon dispenses any concerns about eating a Kor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    Sushi & Sake 101: How Hot Sake Came About and What Ginger Is Really For

    Making sushi is an art, and Sushi Samba Coral Gables' executive sushi chef, Eric Ou, paints a blank canvas with brilliant colors. Red, orange, white, and green all come alive in his vibrant preparations, which take him no longer than 45 seconds to roll. For newbies who recently made sushi during the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Sushi Samba Coral Gables Launches Sushi & Sake 101: A History Lesson in Sake Drinking and Sushi Making

    Have you always wanted to learn to make sushi? Have you bought all the ingredients necessary, only to make a mess halfway through and end up eating the crab by itself? Yeah, we've been there. Things are looking up thanks to Sushi & Sake 101 at Sushi Samba Coral Gables. S&S 101 is exactly what it so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2014

    Five Reasons Miami Sushi Sucks

    On the outside, it seems like Miami has all the necessary ingredients for fantastic sushi: a seaside location, an international culture, and a love of food. It turns out that's not enough. We're seriously lacking in the sushi department. Here are five reasons Miami sushi isn't up to snuff. See als ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    Miyako Japanese Restaurant: Eat Sushi off a Naked Model's Body for $40

    This year, the sixteen-year-old Miyako Japanese Restaurant in Doral experienced big changes: new ownership, new chef, and new menu. Short Order was invited to try the latest food additions. Owner Adrian Arguelles sat down and spoke to us about the concept and dishes that he dreamt up with chef Adri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Miami's Top Ten Wackiest Sushi Rolls

    Miami, you take food fusions to a whole other level. You have pastelito hamburgers, sweet plantain ice cream, and Chinese bao buns stuffed with lechón asado. But you're even crazier when it comes to sushi. What follows are the top ten wackiest sushi rolls in Miami. In this list, you'll find bage ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    International Sushi Day Deals in Miami

    For those of you keeping track of food holidays, happy International Sushi Day. The "holiday" was first listed in Chase's Calendar of Events in 2010. Restaurant chain RA Sushi was actually responsible for making this holiday official, declaring the day a "holiday" in 2010 and having the sushi-cent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Bond St. Lounge at Townhouse Hotel is Closing

    Bond St. Lounge, the sexy sushi spot at the Townhouse Hotel in South Beach is closing on June 2. According to, the intimate lounge, which opened over a decade ago, will shutter on Sunday, making way for an upscale European pub. Even though a call to the Townhouse Hotel confirmed that Bond ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    Making Sushi at Home Is Easy (Recipe & Photos)

    For amateur chefs, sushi might seem an insurmountable endeavor -- like the perfect puffy cheese soufflé or meringue-wrapped baked Alaska. But surprisingly, it's not as difficult as it might seem, and with a few simple tools, even the most bumbling of kitchen klutzes can pull off some tasty rolls. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 4, 2013
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    November 15, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Yuga: My Favorite Miami Restaurant

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Buddha Sushi Bar: Now Floating Fish Your Way

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Sushi Sake Opens New Location in the Hammocks

    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 >>

  • Dining

    September 20, 2012
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    April 19, 2012

    Kone Temaki Sake Lounge Serves Fat Sushi Rolls In South Beach

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Miami's Ten Best Sushi Bars: Hunting for Fresh Fish

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    61. Spicy Scallop Roll at Toni's Sushi Bar

    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 cafe@miaminewtimes.com61. Spicy Scallop Roll at Toni's Sushi BarIt's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Where To Grab a Bite During the Miami International Film Fest

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Bar Tanaka Brings Sushi to the New and Improved Shelborne

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Miami Food Blogger Fatgirl Hedonist Talks Food Writing, Rates Oh! Sushi

    Fatgirl Hedonist​We 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 >>

  • Dining

    December 8, 2011
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    December 1, 2011
  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Drive Thru Sushi in North Miami Gone: Tokyo Bowl Closes

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Banana & Leaf Offers Good Grab-and-Go Sushi Downtown

    Lesley Elliott​Banana & 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Samba Sinks Competition With "Battleship" Sushi & New Happy Hour

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Vegan Black Metal Chef Makes Tempura Asparagus Sushi

    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 >>

  • Dining

    July 28, 2011
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    June 30, 2011

    Food Trucks Offer Light Summer Fare

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    RA Sushi Celebrates International Sushi Day with Free Sushi Roll

    RA Sushi Tootsy Maki Roll at RA Sushi - free tomorrow​Break 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 >>

  • Dining

    June 9, 2011
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    June 7, 2011

    Sushi Central Lounge: $45 for Two Meals and a Movie at Cocowalk

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Ozzi Sushi Bar: Grab and Go On the Sushi Merry-Go-Round Downtown

    Photo by Christina Staalstrom​Downtown 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Best of Miami Teaser: Best Japanese

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Blade's New Space: Like Sharing a Bedroom With Your Brother (Pictures)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Sushi on Wheels: Red Koi Food Truck to Debut at Carnaval on the Mile

    Red Koi Truck​If 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 >>

  • Calendar

    December 30, 2010
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    March 20, 2009

    Cooking with the Cook at Cook's, Inc.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    Solo Sushi Needs Soy Sauce. Akashi Has Soy Sauce.

    9:39 p.m. last night, my friend texted me, "Loving [Lil'] Kim on Dancing With the Stars!" While he was home watching B & C-Listers do the cha-cha - wasabi, crab and fresh-out-the-water tuna was doing the electric boogaloo on my tongue. Akashi's South Miami outpost is potentially one of the best ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Sushi SoBe at Loews

    Sushi SoBe landed in the lobby of Loews Miami Beach Hotel with less razzmatazz than one might expect -- especially in light of the menu having been developed by one of just six Master Sushi Chefs in the United States. That would be Fuji Fujita, executive sushi chef for Loews Hotels. Execution of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    Dinner at Morimoto Sushi Bar

    Ever since Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto unveiled his latest restaurant, Morimoto, in Boca Raton Resort & Club, Short Order has been dying to go. I mean, the man is an Iron Chef, both on the original Japanese program and the new Food Network creation, Iron Chef America, and this restaurant, a simp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2008

    Naked Sushi - Smells Like Fish

    Nyotaimori, aka naked sushi, refers to the Japanese art of sushi served on a human body. Talk about your food looking at you while you eat -- but hey, rich people gotta find some way to liven up their dinner parties. I recently set out on a mission to find it in South Florida. It only took a few pho ... More >>

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    December 21, 2008

    Naked Sushi Model Pickup Lines

     - 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 >>

  • Dining

    March 13, 2008

    Chain Reaction

    Like its brethren, Abokado plays it safe.

  • Dining

    November 1, 2007

    Floral Thai

    Maleewan’s not kosher, but it’s worth a try

  • Dining

    June 7, 2007

    Wacky Maki

    Sakura adds Korean — a rarity in these parts — to its bustling sushi menu

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2007

    Author Takes Readers From Sea to Sushi Bar

    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 >>

  • Dining

    May 25, 2006

    Sambal Stumbles

    Good for sushi and sake, but bad for dinner

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