Years ago, eating sushi became a massive trend in the restaurant industry, and it appears that it’s here to stay. Naturally, being a great location for seafood, the city of Miami has been at the forefront of the sushi movement. Almost anywhere you go in the city, there’s sure to be a great sushi place nearby. There may actually be too many to choose from, but here are four of Miami’s most outstanding sushi bars.
Toni’s Sushi Bar
This place is a South Beach institution, bringing New York style sushi to Miami for over a quarter century. Many have hailed Toni’s spicy tuna roll as the best in Miami, but the rest of the menu is just as good and quite large. On top of that, you never know what the restaurant is going to offer as one of its specials, so there’s always a chance to get surprised. What Toni’s Sushi Bar lacks in fancy lighting and decoration it makes up for with good service, great presentation, and outstanding sushi.
Zuma is a wonderful combination of great sushi and a great setting. It has outdoor seating right on the banks of the Miami River not far from Biscayne Bay, and even in Miami it’ll be hard to find a sushi place with a better view. The food at Zuma is equally impressive. On the surface, the food may look a little expensive, but it won’t once you take your first bite. Anything listed on the menu under “Zuma Special Sushi” is absolutely to die for. There’s a California roll with real Alaskan king crab, two types of sea urchin, and an amazing scallop option. No one leaves Zuma disappointed.
Located in the Miami shopping hub of Bal Harbour, Makoto is one of the pre-eminent sushi destinations on South Beach. Many in Miami consider this the place to go for high-end sushi, whether it’s the spicy crab roll, the addictive spicy tuna, or the magnificent rainbow roll. No matter what you order from Makoto, it’s hard to go wrong, which is why this place is at the top of the wish list of every sushi lover in Miami.
Located just outside of Coral Gables, Matsuri is one of the best-kept secrets in South Florida, at least as far as sushi is concerned. The location may not be ideal, but once you step inside you’ll enjoy the look and feel of a modern sushi restaurant. Odd as it may be to hear, Matsuri’s specialty is rice, as they go to great lengths to ensure that it’s the perfect complement to all of its sushi selections. The prices are fair and many have praised Matsuri as one of the most authentic sushi bars in Miami, despite its rather odd location in a strip mall.