Miami's Ten Best Sushi Bars: Hunting for Fresh Fish
This sushi restaurant in the basement of the Townhouse Hotel isn't the most comfortable, but the sushi is always good and always fresh, so we forgive the place for its tiny stools and tables. Bond Street is a NYC import, so the menu follows the same format, including "Hot Eel Dice" topped with slivered almonds ($14), as well as more traditional rolls such as spicy tuna with chili-mayo ($14) and salmon-avocado ($9). You can get six pieces of "exotic" nigiri for $25, or order by the piece, but it adds up fast, so be careful and pace yourself (two per order, $8 to $24).
A previous "Best of Miami" winner, Matsuri, just west of Coral Gables, continues to be the whisper on every local's lips when it comes to fantastic sushi. Although it's in a strip mall, the clean and modern space has been turning out fresh cuts of fish for more than 20 years. Sushi by the piece starts at just $1.50 and varies based on market price for specialty items. The rainbow roll, covered in tuna, salmon, fluke, and shrimp, costs only $10, and basic rolls such as the Alaskan ($7) and Cali ($4) are better than those at other places because such care is taken with the rice preparation -- not too dry or too sticky. You won't find discolored avocado or soggy cucumber here either.
17048-50 W. Dixie Highway, Sunny Isles Beach, FL