The Miami Beach food scene is strong for two main reasons: internationally renowned restaurants are plentiful, and there’s an abundance of fresh seafood. Looking to where those two worlds meet, we broke down the best sushi spots in town.
1448 Washington Ave.
This dimly lit sushi den on Washington Avenue will transport you to the far east with quaint paper lanterns and an extensive menu stocked with authentic dishes. For fresh seafood with a kick, give the spicy lobster roll a shot. An alternative to fish, the pollo salsa roll incorporates some of Miami’s Latin flare.
Katsuya South Beach
1701 Collins Ave.
Katsuya has an elegant,circular dining room filled with white tables and chairs, accented by a singular, red lantern hanging above. The Hamachi sizzle roll is a local favorite with avocado, cucumber and Hamachi seared in sesame oil. The special Katsuya roll is another winner, with a hodgepodge of tuna, yellowtail, salmon, scallop, crab and avocado.
1104 Lincoln Rd.
This charming restaurant on the Lincoln Road Mall has fun little decorations like statues of old Japanese men and pictures of celebrities and locals on the wall. The specialty is, unsurprisingly, a variety of extra-long doraku sushi rolls, including the epic God of Prosperity—salmon, red onion, cream cheese, cucumber, salmon and ikura. While raw fish is the main reason to visit Doraku, you need to finish off your meal with ice cream tempura.
Suviche1119 16th St.
Bringing in a little bit of New World influence to this string of Japanese restaurants, Suviche serves a fun fusion of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine. You can taste where the worlds meet with choices like the La Cruda Verdad, which comes with fresh salmon, mango and avocado topped with a ceviche-marinated white fish. Suviche also does a steak roll where the main ingredient is lomo beef, a Latin American staple.
1424 20th St.
One of two hit restaurants from Miami beach’s most creative restaurant group—The Pubbelly Boys—this sushi spot is as distinguished as they come. One of the most eclectic offerings is the Porkbelly & Clams roll with bbq pork, kimchee coleslaw and fried clams. Pubbelly also does a killer Octopus Ceviche roll with avocado, red onion, yuzu and ginger soy.