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Miami's Ten Best Sushi Bars: Hunting for Fresh Fish

Categories: Best of Miami
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Lesley Elliott
8. Blade
The Fontainebleau's overhaul of Blade transformed the original space into a new lounge and relocated the actual sushi bar to the hotel's restaurant Vida, on the north end. This sushi bar has some seriously fresh fish, which is to be expected given the behemoth resort's seafood-procurement reach. The signature Bleau roll ($18) is loaded with tuna, yellowtail, salmon, avocado, scallion, and masago, wrapped in daikon, and drizzled with a soy-onion dressing. The spicy scallop ($14) features Hokaido bay scallops mixed with a spicy sauce and masago, plus tempura-fried serrano peppers for added kick. In addition to specialty rolls such as the two above, sushi and sashimi are also available as two-piece orders for $9 to $12 (toro and the fish of the day are market price). All the rolls look lovely -- visual presentation is one of Blade's strong suits.

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Lesley Elliott
7. Toni's Sushi
In business for 25 years, Washington Avenue's little sushi treasure has the best New York-style spicy tuna roll ($7.50) in town. No thick mayo, just a hint of smokiness-creaminess, a touch of sesame oil, and a bright burst of orange masago. Sushi and sashimi ($2.25 to market price) at Toni's are as pristine as can be. Remember to ask about the specials, because unusual offerings beyond toro and uni can be yours depending on the sourcing for any given day. There's no fancy ambiance, just quality fish at reasonable prices.

Location Info

Hiro's Sushi Express - CLOSED

17048-50 W. Dixie Highway, Sunny Isles Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Doraku

1104 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Blade Sushi

4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Toni's New Tokyo Cuisine and Sushi Bar

1208 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Vida

4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Zuma Contemporary Japanese Cuisine

270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Bond Street Lounge - CLOSED

150 20th St., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Pubbelly Sushi

1424 20th St., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Matsuri

5759 Bird Road, Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Pubbelly Sushi

1424 20th St., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Sushi Deli

1412 79th St. Causeway, Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Makoto

9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, FL

Category: Restaurant


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13 comments
James G. Camp
James G. Camp

I can think of a billion other things that I'd rather eat than sushi that cost less, taste better and are actually cooked. Who buys food by the bite ?

Bjt08
Bjt08

Understand why Naoe is not on the list but anyone who has been there knows that Kevin delivers the freshest fish in town. Matsuri and Japanese Market are the only other contenders.

Vilmers
Vilmers

have your tried Soo Woo in Doral? Fresh and delicious....yummmm

Pashmina
Pashmina

You're missing Little Lotus. Order the 8 Crazy Nights roll, and you'll wonder how you ever lived without it. Every time I think about that roll, I crave it.

And Yakko San's is amazing. On 163rd.

Yosho2k
Yosho2k

This list doesn't include Hiro's on 163rd street. Amazing sushi, great place.

Great White
Great White

The fact that Shibui isn't even mentioned is a travesty. Just because it won the "Best of" a bunch of times doesn't mean it has to be ignored.

Carlos
Carlos

This is is spot on. I'm assuming NAOE didn't make the cut due to their move to Brickell

Les
Les

There's some confusion...all of our "Best of Miami" top 10 lists specifically do not include the 2011 winners. We love Shibui, really we do.

Les
Les

 Exactly!

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