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Discover the Best Sushi in Miami

Whether in the mood for a relaxing day at one of the country's most beautiful beaches, eager to take the family on a coastal adventure or looking to hit up the famous nightlife, Miami won't let you down. This South Florida city stands out as one of the most popular vacation destinations in America - and not just for the turquoise, glittering beaches. Miami houses some of the hottest spots on the culinary scene. With its seaside location, it comes as no surprise that diners can find lots of sushi around. Japanese chefs in Miami often rely on traditional approaches, but sometimes take a modern twist. So where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. We asked in-the-know foodies where to find the best sushi in Miami. Read on to find out which restaurants they love most.

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The OpenTable Team
15 Restaurants
Updated 12 February 2020
Restaurants:Novikov Miami, Azabu Miami Beach, Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill - South Beach
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Japanese
Neighborhoods:Downtown Miami, South Beach
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Novikov Miami

$$$$
Japanese
Downtown Miami
4.7
1316 reviews
Novikov is a sophisticated and world-renowned Chinese-Japanese restaurant located on a bustling corner of Downtown Miami. Grab a seat in the lovely dining room or outside on the terrace to enjoy the gorgeous Miami weather overlooking Biscayne Bay. The restaurant is known for its colorful seafood and vegetable market display and guests are encouraged to pick the freshest items from a selection of ingredients. Check out some of their funky Premium sushi options, like the Quail Egg and Truffle Gunkan, A5 Wagyu Foie Gras, Chu Toro, and Caviar and the Seared O-Toro and Smoked Soy.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Azabu Miami Beach

$$$$
Japanese
South Beach
4.7
442 reviews
Azabu Miami beach is one of the trendiest new sushi restaurants in the city. Guests are treated to an authentic and intimate dining experience that will transport you straight to a tiny sushi house in Japan. The restaurant originated in NYC and this location in the heart of Miami Beach has two different concepts - a robata grill and the hidden room in the back which serves only sushi. Chef Masa Kubo, an expert on sushi, creates innovative dishes using only sourced ingredients and fresh fish flown in that day.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill - South Beach

$$$$
Japanese
South Beach
4.6
1117 reviews
Blue Ribbon is a top name in the sushi world and this Miami outpost lives up to the hype. Nestled in the historic and newly restored Plymouth Hotel in the flourishing Mid-Beach District, the restaurant includes a spacious bar, a sushi bar, indoor dining rooms, and a poolside dining area. Try a sashimi platter to fully appreciate the quality of fresh fish served here.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Makoto - Bal Harbour

$$$$
Japanese
Bal Harbour
4.7
2894 reviews
Makoto is the newest restaurant by Stephen Starr and is located in the prestigious Bal Harbour Shops. Shoppers can top off a long day with an indulgent meal at one of the best sushi restaurants in town. Headed by one of the city’s most accomplished chefs, Okuwa, a master of Edomae-style sushi, the menu is both nod to tradition and a delightful new take on traditional sushi dishes. The sushi bar selections are vast and diners can be sure that the fish is flown is fresh daily and paired with the most flavorful ingredients and seasonings. They also have outdoor seating so you can enjoy the lovely coastal weather.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Zuma Japanese Restaurant - Miami

$$$$
Japanese
Downtown Miami
4.7
2130 reviews
Located in the heart of downtown Miami, Zuma is part of the Kimpton EPIC Hotel and is an awesome place for both locals and guests of the hotel to check out for fresh sushi. Chef Rainer Becker brings his internationally acclaimed style of modern Japanese cooking to America. It is already a hit in Hong Kong, Istanbul, Dubai, and Bangkok and now Miamians get to enjoy the fun and flavors! The sushi here is authentic but with bold, intense flavors and an emphasis on simple, beautiful presentation.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Toni's Sushi Bar

$$$$
Sushi
South Beach
4.8
167 reviews
Toni’s Sushi Bar is one of the first places that comes to mind when locals here think of amazing fresh fish and Japanese food. It opened in 1987 and has been a hit with the crowds ever since. It is also the first Japanese restaurant to ever hit Miami Beach! They are committed to serving only the freshest and best sushi in Miami and offer a great selection of tekka rolls, sashimi, seaweed salads and more. Also, you can’t beat the perfect location right on South Beach.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Mandrake

$$$$
Japanese
South Beach
3.6
204 reviews
Looking for a night of one-of-a-kind entertainment? Head to Mandrake Miami in the heart of Miami Beach for a chance to try their French-Indochine menu that showcases flavor pairings you’ve never imagined. The atmosphere is chic and refined, with personalized service, delicious cuisine, unique mixology, and beautiful event spaces. They have a dedicated sushi bar and also serve sushi and sashimi in the main dining room, featuring the freshest cuts of fish flown in daily along with tempting maki rolls, a house roll made with salmon and hamachi and more.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Pubbelly Sushi Brickell

$$$$
Sushi
Brickell
4.6
740 reviews
The Pubbelly, located on South Miami Avenue, strives to put a fresh spin on sushi at their foray into Japanese cuisine. Jose Mendin, chef and co-owner, introduces unexpected ingredients and pairs them with Latin flavors to create truly unique dishes that will surprise any sushi lover. The Latin and Asian twist is a welcome addition to the area, which is home to so many sushi restaurants. You won’t find rolls like these anywhere else and the lively, gastropub setting makes it a great stop before a night out on the town.

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ETARU Hallandale

$$$$
Japanese
Hallandale Beach
4.5
489 reviews
Etaru is a contemporary Japanese Robatayaki restaurant in Fort Lauderdale that locals claim serves some of the best sushi in Miami. It’s a casual, neighborhood joint that welcomes diners in with its buzzing warmth and energy and the beauty of the Robata Grill. The stunning, functional space is laid-back during the day and lively at night. They have a wide variety of food, but hone in on their sushi and sashimi offerings, like the Crispy prawn roll with avocado and dark sweet soy.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Watr at the 1 Rooftop

$$$$
Japanese Speciality
South Beach
4.6
801 reviews
Watr at the 1 Rooftop Miami is the perfect place to go to dazzle a date or have a memorable evening with friends. You can float 18 stories above the city and enjoy 360-degree views of South Beach’s beautiful oceanfront while you dine. Lead by Executive Chef Fernando Cruz and Sushi Chef Togi Chuluunbaatar, the restaurant serves organic and local ingredients that come together to create a Latin and Japanese flair that is natural and fresh. Try the signature Watr roll or one of the delicious Maki Rolls.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Dragonfly Izakaya and Fish Market

$$$$
Japanese
Doral
4.6
644 reviews
Dragonfly offers a true catch-to-consumption experience featuring the freshest fish you can find in Miami. It is actually located behind a working fish market where they sell local and exotic seafood, snacks, ready-to-prepare meals and more. The restaurant itself is inspired by traditional Japanese Izakayas with a focus on Japanese flavor profiles and a creative presentation. Order a smattering of sushi a la carte, sushi rolls, composed nigiri, Moriawase Sashimi, and Makisushi rolls.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Benihana - Coral Gables, FL

$$$$
Japanese
Coral Gables
4.0
1292 reviews
Benihana provides an entertaining and memorable dining experience for all. Guests are seated at communal tables in groups and get to watch a personal chef perform Teppanyaki, the ancient art of food preparation. It involves slicing and dicing ingredients so masterfully that it feels like a performance! This outpost is located on Miracle Mile in Downtown Coral Gables, within walking distance of all the action. Opt for communal dining and try some of their fantastic specialty sushi rolls, like the Lobster Roll, Las Vegas Roll, and Alaskan Roll.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Kuro – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood

$$$$
Japanese
Hollywood
4.8
1160 reviews
Kuro at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is the latest restaurant in addition to the hotel. The great central Hollywood location and fine dining atmosphere make it a hot spot for visitors in town. Executive Chef Alex Becker creates new-style Japanese food with artisanal dishes mostly meant for sharing. Try sharing a selection of Maki Hand Rolls, Sushi pieces, and some of the Chilled dishes to start.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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26 Sushi & Tapas

$$$$
Sushi
Surfside
4.4
344 reviews
Sushi and Tapas in Surfside is a first-class Latin-Fusion restaurant certified by Kosher Miami. 26 presents a great kosher sushi and tapas menu that highlights Miami’s multi-cultural flavors in a lively and elegant setting. The restaurant definitely features some of the best sushi in Miami, with island spices and tropical garnishes complementing the flavors of fresh fish. They also have a hand-selected wine offering so you can pair every order with the perfect glass of vino.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Eve On The Water

$$$$
Fusion / Eclectic
Colee Hammock
3.6
87 reviews
Asia Bay Sushi and Thai cuisine is made with high-quality, fresh ingredients in order to create spectacular taste sensations. Located in Fort Lauderdale, they have a lovely setting with outdoor dining overlooking the beautiful Himmarshee Canal and a sleek, sexy interior with a large dining area as well. Sushi lovers will be thrilled to see the large selection of Rolls, including the Dragon rolls, Kiss Roll, Party combinations, hand rolls, and sushi and sashimi selections.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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