True sake lovers, by the way, drink it cold because its flavor profiles are destroyed when heated. Here are the spots pouring the best
Nightlife impresario David Grutman's Komodo is the only Miami restaurant that offers international sensation DJ Richie Hawtin’s sake, Enter ($68 to $75 for 720 ml). For those looking for something
3. Blue Ribbon Sushi
Manager Johnny Nitikoontanon is well-versed in sake selections, which are divided by Junmai, Junmai Ginjo, and Junmai Daiginjyo. For beginners, those classifications indicate the degree to which the rice grain is polished before brewing. Nitikoontanon believes the most special sake comes from the Junmai Ginjo class, which he thinks is the best balanced. The most popular, though, is Blue Ribbon sake, and there is one type in every category.
When Ferran Adrià says a Japanese restaurant is one of the best in the world outside of Japan, it's a good one. The sake menu here is short and simple, which might be one of the reasons Travel + Leisure named
Makoto's sake menu features diverse pours, including a sparkling sake, a plum sake, and one served in a can. There's also a wide range of price points: $45 to $600 per bottle. The Makoto sake ($13/glass, $92/bottle) took more than two years to develop and is produced in a family-owned brewery in Akita that's more than 15 years old. Another interesting sake is the Kikusui Funaguchi ($22 for 200 ml), which is can-
Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.