Brickell Pimping Sushi

Sushi Siam
The 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 crying out for

more spicy tuna rolls or crying out for variety.

One longtime Brickell resident, who

wished to remain anonymous, commented. "I've got one (a sushi

restaurant) in my building. It's alright. Nothing special. If I want

really good sushi, I'm not going anyplace around here."

According to urbanspoon.com, none of

the top ten sushi restaurants in Miami are located in

downtown/Brickell. So perhaps there is some truth to the sentiment of

the anonymous resident.

After being told there are

approximately a dozen sushi restaurants in the area, a former resident of Brickell, Lori

Bailey, added, "Wow, I

didn't realize there were that many! The only ones I know are Sushi

Maki and Sushi Siam. But I was a creature of habit."

Maybe Brickell can scale back on the

sushi and introduce some variety. And no more chains, please.

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