Chef Shuji Hiyakawa, of Wabi Sabi by Shuji, and Alvaro Perez Miranda, who launched the Vagabond Restaurant & Bar with Alex Chang, will open a 36-seat Japanese restaurant on the ground floor of the Cynergi building in Wynwood later this year.
"The focus will be seasonality, simplicity, and
That was the focus at
He trained under Masaharu Morimoto, of Iron Chef fame, and first got on diners' radar during his tenure as
With Hiyakawa, the chef will focus on a broader range of Japanese cuisine featuring seasonal ingredients and dishes as well as
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"For the first five months, we want to focus on quality over quantity; we won't do more than three dozen customers per night,"
Part of the space will also be dedicated to yet another Wabi Sabi. However, this one will serve a mere 100 bowls per day during lunch hours, and once they're out, they're out. The good news is
"It's about the creation. For us, it's being able to have fun and excitement and trying to always give something new to our clientele,"
Hiyakawa. 2700 N. Miami Ave., Miami.