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

Categories: Best of Miami
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Steven Depolo
2. Japanese Market
Located on the 79th Street Causeway, this small market has a phenomenal sushi bar that sadly is only open during the day. Also known as Sushi Deli, this place sells pieces that are so inexpensive you almost feel guilty. Almost. A tuna roll is just $3; salmon skin and eel will set you back $3.50. By-the-piece pricing starts at $1.25 for items such as mackerel and shrimp; even uni and ikura are only $2.50. Get four pieces of nigiri and your choice of a tuna or California roll for $6.95, or go with one of their more special rolls, such as the beach roll with avocado, mango, and crab for $5.95.

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Lesley Elliott
1. Makoto
The drive north is worth it for Stephen Starr's sushi spot located in the froufrou Bal Harbour Shops. Makoto is the ultimate choice for several reasons. First, they eschew surimi and stuff their rolls with real crab (try the dynamite hand roll with creamy, spicy crab for $11). Second, the spicy tuna on crispy rice ($10) is addictive and consistently enrapturing; you'll want to eat those little nuggets by the dozen. Last, and most important, Makoto's parade of fish is so buttery it will melt in your mouth. The rainbow roll ($14) bursts with freshness, and there's no skimping on the slices. No matter what you order, the fish is perpetually clean, never stale.

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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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