Best South Beach Sushi Spots

Sushi is hot right now. It isn’t just food, it’s basically an art form with how beautifully it’s put together and presented. Sushi spots are popping up everywhere as the demand for this delectable raw fish meal is higher and higher. Customers have their pick at numerous fish, vegetables, rice, sauces and mayos in a variety of combinations. Whether you like cream cheese with your salmon or fried sweet potato, you’re surely to find something you like. Being right by the water, there is no shortage of Sushi spots in South Beach; however, it’s important to choose a sushi spot that is known not only for its great flavors, but freshness, as well. Below are a few South Beach spots that offer the city’s best sushi for every palate:


Hiro’s Sushi Express | 1518 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Hiro’s has an extensive menu with lots of exotic nigiri and rolls; this place is inexpensive, but still delivers tasty, fresh fish. There’s plenty of the standard rolls like a rainbow roll for $7.50 and a California roll for $3.75, as well as specialty rolls like “Spice Girl,” which includes spicy tuna, tempura flakes with salmon and pepper on top at $7.75 and the “Fish-n-Chill” that has spicy kani salad, cucumber, avocado, white fish tempura, and sweet chili sauce on top for $7.75. There are several rolls combos from $5.95 to $11.75, along with rice burgers, hand rolls, and nigiri combos.


Doraku Sushi | 1104 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach
Doraku isn’t just a great sushi spot in South Beach, it’s also known for its daily happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. This spot is dedicated to being inventive with its sushi, so you will find more out-of-the-ordinary sushi offerings than the average place. The “Goddess of Love” roll is made with whitefish, shiso leaf and mix greens topped with tuna, sweet chili sauce and herbs; the “Snow Queen” is made up of shrimp tempura and avocado on the inside, topped with Hamachi, garlic aioli, eel sauce, and garlic chips; and the “Emperor Roll” is filled with tuna, salmon, crab, shrimp and avocado rolled rice-less with nori and breaded with panko. Doraku also offers a variety of sashimi and nigiri combos, as well as cold and hot plates like balsamic teriyaki spare ribs, spicy garlic shrimp, and roasted truffle salmon. Prices range from $4 to around $30.


Toni’s Sushi Bar | 1208 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
For 29 years, Toni’s Sushi Bar has been delivering fresh and authentic fish to the South Beach community. In fact, it was the first Japanese restaurant in Miami Beach. Toni’s is known for having great, unique specials, but their regular has a variety of sushi and sashimi options to choose from. The “Dreaming Shrimp” roll is filled with shrimp tempura, lettuce and curry-flavored mayonnaise inside out with masago and costs $12.50; the spider roll costs $15 and the New York spicy tuna roll goes for $8.50. The menu also features ceviche, Chilean seabass, tempura, and garlic steak.

Make Sure to Also Check Out: 

Sushi Samba| 600 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach

Stay Nearby These Sushi Spots
These three places are just a few of the many sushi options that are all around South Beach. When you’re planning your trip to South Beach, keep these places in mind; you’ll be guaranteed to have a great dining experience and a happy tummy.

Want to stay nearby these hot sushi spots? The Cavalier Hotel is located in the heart of South Beach making it easy to get to the restaurants. Click here or call 305-671-1199 to book your stay.

South Beach Water Activities: Part 1

What’s one of the first things that comes to mind when you think of South Beach? Sun? Sand? Water? All three? The city’s beach isn’t just a great place to get a tan, it’s also a place that offers endless outdoor activities. When you come down here, you’re ON the ocean, so why not take advantage of all the fun water-based things to do while you can. Whether you want to do something more relaxing or thrill-filled activity, South Beach has something to offer for everyone who wants to get their feet wet, figuratively and literally!

Below is an overview of several water activities at the beach that will let you get the most out of your time in the sun either by yourself or with loved ones.


Renting a jet-skill is a great way to move fast on the water while getting a great view of the shoreline that you’re zooming past. For those who love thrills, it’ll be one of the most exciting, exhilarating things you can ever experience on the water. However just like operating any other vehicle, jet skis can be dangerous and it’s best you talk to the rental places about safety precautions, and always wear a lifejacket! No experience is necessary and rental places will provide instructions. Some places like Boucher Brothers, even offer jet ski tours. Here are a few spots in South Beach where you can rent a jet ski:

Jet Ski Rentals | 1127 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
American Watersports Jet Ski Rentals | 300 Alton Rd., Miami Beach
Boucher Brothers | 1451 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach

Boat Tours/Cruises

Looking for something on the water that is more relaxing? How about a cruise or tour around Miami? These cruises and tours are aboard impressive vessels that will make you feel like you’re living large like a celebrity. These tours give guests information about and sail by: Star and Hibiscus Island, Venetian Island, Fisher Island, and Millionaire’s Row. Cruises offer buffets, gambling, dancing, and beautiful views of the Miami skyline and sunsets. Below are a few cruising and tour options in South Beach:

Biscayne Lady Yacht Charters | 401 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Ocean Force Adventures | Miami Beach Marina, 300 Alton Rd., Pier E, Miami Beach
Y Charter | 300 Alton Rd., Miami Beach

Other Water Activities:
Kite Surfing
Paddle boarding
Fly board
Gondola rides

Stay Nearby the Water

These water activities are guaranteed to bring you fun in the sun. Want to try one of these unique experiences in the water at South Beach? Planning on also staying overnight? If so, the Cavalier Hotel is a minutes away from the ocean, located on Ocean Drive within walking distance to the Ocean. Stay tuned for more posts where we detail other South Beach water activities –there’s just so many options! To book your stay at the Cavalier, click here or call 305-671-1199.