North Bay Village, FL 33141
- Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair accessible, Beer and wine, Kid Friendly, Takeout
- Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
- Reservations Not Accepted
Erika, the daughter and right hand of beloved itamae Michio Kushi, opened her own sushi spot just down the road from her dad's old haunt, Sushi Deli, in North Bay Village in 2018, and she brought many of her father's classics with her. Included on the menu of topnotch rolls are specials such as squid leg karaage ($5.50) and the opportunity to sample a chef's choice sushi platter. Calm your California roll cravings for a moment and order the battera — a traditional pressed mackerel dish ($8.50) — alongside a simple maki filled with the sweet gourd kampyo ($3.50). Bona fides confirmed, you're now ready to dive into the sweet shrimp served with its head, Japanese sea urchin, and needlefish when it's in season. Insider tip: The best way to get the good fish is to always secure a seat at the counter and chat up Erika whenever she has a free moment. Don't be too aggressive, though — the place gets busy, and when you see the orders piling up, it's best to sit back and enjoy the show.
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