- Tuesday through Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 10 p.m.; Friday 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday 5:30 to 11 p.m.; Sunday 5:30 to 10 p.m.
- $$; $$$; $$$$
- Wheelchair accessible, Kid Friendly, Takeout
- Lunch, Dinner
- Free, Lot available
- Reservations Accepted
Those in search of South Beach-style mango/jalapeño/piña colada sushi rolls ought to look elsewhere. Since 1988, Matsuri — tucked in the middle of a random strip mall on Bird Road just west of Coral Gables — has been one of the best places in Miami for authentic — and astonishingly affordable — sushi. The menu contains dozens of options, ranging from soups and tempura to sashimi plates to deep-fried seafood and à la carte sushi and sashimi. The biggest draw, however, are the numerous traditional Japanese delicacies rarely found in the States. They’re often scrawled on the specials board at the front of the dining room, where you’ll see everything from ankimo monkfish liver (often likened to foie gras) to nama uni, sparkling-fresh sea urchin that tastes like a delicate custard with a salty kick. Also always available: toro, the buttery tuna belly, at far friendlier prices than you’ll see at higher-profile Miami restaurants. New Normal: Matsuri’s dining room is serving at 50 percent capacity.
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