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Top Five Sushi Spots in Miami Beach

South Beach is known for a lot of things: warm weather, white sandy beaches, endless cocktails – but when on vacation in Miami Beach, our incredible and unique sushi restaurants, which are anything but typical, cannot be missed.


What makes our sushi spots so unique, you ask? Pairing fresh, decadent ingredients with local exotic flavors and award-winning chefs, the fusion created is an unforgettable (and unbelievably delicious) dining experience.


Break out your chopsticks. Here are our top five must-visit sushi picks:


1. NaiYaRa: A unique blend of exotic flair and familiar dishes grace the raw section of NaiYaRa’s menu. Using fresh, quality fish, their chefs expertly slice, dress and present one-of-a-kind nigiri and omakase selections second to none on Miami Beach. Gold flakes, freshly shaved truffles, and caviar bring the WOW factor while dining in a casual, Bangkok-inspired dining room.


2. Pubbelly Sushi: Inventive would be an understatement when describing the menu at Pubbelly Sushi. The brainchild of five-time James Beard-nominated chef, Jose Mendin, one menu favorite, the Big Tuna Roll, features Spicy Tuna “Arroz Pegao,” truffle oil, and sea salt. Their French Onion Miso Soup, made with soft tofu scallions, gruyere toast, and onion confit, is also not to be missed!


3. Sushi Garage: This new local hotspot stands out for its décor and ambiance. Oozing cool, the restaurant is as beautiful as it is delicious. Featuring traditional Japanese food with an edge, you can’t leave without trying the Tuna Chicharron Roll.


4. Hoshi & Sushi: Hoshi & Sushi offers a fresh take on Japanese cuisine with the quintessential vibe of Miami Beach. With unparalleled service and passion, every sushi roll shines in this small sushi spot with high-quality and incredibly fresh seafood selections. The local favorite here is the Happy Jalapeño Roll, consisting of yellowtail, avocado, micro cilantro, lime, and jalapeño on top.


5. SUSHISAMBA: Only at SUSHISAMBA will you find a unique blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian culture and cuisine. SUSHISAMBA is born of the energy and spirit of these three distinct cultures and continues to be a top destination in the world for fusion sushi. The El Topo roll, with salmon, jalapeño, shiso leaf, fresh melted mozzarella, red onion, and crispy onion, is a must-try.


Sushi Garage photo via Hospitality Design

Dine Out in South Beach

First time visiting South Beach? Or maybe it’s your second, third, or even 20th time you’ve spent some time in this beautiful city by the ocean? Well, we’ve got some food recommendations for you. South Beach is full of diverse and rich culinary experiences for people to enjoy. Whether it’s your first time experiencing South Beach or you’re looking for a new dining spot to check out, this list has got you covered. These are just a few of the amazing restaurants you’ll come across in the area. From fancy dinners to quick eats, South Beach satisfies every palate.

Prime 112 | 112 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
Prime 112 is a contemporary, boutique steakhouse with a sophisticated menu and clientele. It is not your typical steakhouse and is known for its dry-aged beef and truffled lobster mac and cheese, and kobe beef sliders. This restaurant offers a lively atmosphere, and the outdoor patio is great for people watching. Prices range from $14 to $74.

Joe’s Stone Crab |11 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
This spot is iconic in Miami, and has been a go-to by many renowned chefs and celebrities. It has been opened since 1913 and is in business October through May. It’s known for its stone crabs, fried chicken, clam chowder, onion-filled Lyonnaise, and key lime pie. This place doesn’t take reservations, so get there early! Prices range from $7.50 to $71.95.

Juvia | 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
Juvia offers people eclectic food and drink options with great views; the restaurant sits on a designer parking garage. Some dishes include: grilled duck magret, prawns, king crab risotto, Korean marinated short ribs, lobster salad, duck foie gras terrine, nigiri, oysters, and much more. Dress code is “Miami Chic” no tank tops or sandals for men.

Other Great Dining Spots to Check Out: Faena, Barton G. The Restaurant, Athens Juice Bar, News Café, and The Forge Restaurant and Wine Bar.

Stay in South Beach

If you’re planning a trip to South Beach, book a stay at the Cavalier Hotel on Ocean Drive in the heart of South Beach. To book your stay, click here or call 305-673-1199.