Under certain circumstances, entrusting a $375 multicourse dinner to a complete stranger represents good value. Such is the case at Sebastian Labno and Astrid Ramirez's Nossa Omakase in Miami Beach, a reservation-only restaurant — the name borrows the Portuguese word for wow — that marries Japanese tradition with Magic City culture and its attendant Latin influences. An omakase evening at Nossa begins with a welcome cocktail in the space's dimly illuminated lounge before you're ushered to the main dining room, whose focal point is a plush circular sushi bar where every seat is the best in the house. Here, Labno holds the spotlight, offering a theatrical thrill as he finishes plates before your eyes. The menu changes frequently, but you'll always find a favorite in the "Shokupan Sando," a rich, golden-yellow Japanese jidori egg yolk between two slices of Japanese milk bread topped with fresh-shaved truffles and a dollop of caviar. No wonder the Michelin Guide's '22 debut included a star for Nossa. Wow!
- Price: $$$$
- Hours: Tuesday 6:30-11 p.m.; Wednesday-Saturday 7 p.m.-12 a.m.
- Alcohol: Full bar
- Reservations: Required