Serving up a mean spicy tuna roll, Café Sambal is a top dining destination for sushi and more in Miami. The all-day dining restaurant seats 54 inside and spills out to a partially covered terrace where 106 seats allow guests to dine by the shimmering bay or the glow of the downtown Miami skyline. There are five separate entrances, allowing hotel guests easy access to the restaurant whether they’ve been sunning by the pool or pampering themselves at The Spa. Strong on flair and flavor, Café Sambal takes the concept of all day dining well beyond that of the typical hotel bistro, featuring a versatile, distinctive menu encompassing specialties from the East with an unparalleled sushi and sake menu.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel at 500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami; 305.913.8288; http://www.mandarinoriental.com/miami/dining/cafe_sambal/
Only at SUSHISAMBA will you find one of the most unique spicy tuna rolls in Miami. The restaurant’s unique take on the famous roll is called green envy featuring wasabi pea crust, tuna, salmon, and asparagus with aji amarillo-key lime mayo. Along with famous sushi rolls, the restaurant offers inventive fare that unites bold Brazilian flavors, precise Japanese technique and traditional Peruvian culinary traditions on one plate.
600 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139; http://www.sushisamba.com/
BONDST, the sleek sushi restaurant and lounge and South Beach outpost of the famed Manhattan sushi restaurant, has been lauded as having “the best sushi tuna on the planet” and “fabulously creative sushi,” and is known for its health-conscious menu of some of the most memorable flavors in Miami. BONDST’s executive chef Mike Hiraga brilliantly executes the recipes and dishes created by BONDST New York’s executive chefs Hiroshi Nakahara and Linda Rodriguez including a kick butt spicy tuna roll with chili mayo.
Bond St is located in the basement of the Townhouse Hotel at 150 20th St., Miami Beach; 305.398.1806; http://www.townhousehotel.com/bond.asp
Morimoto Sushi Bar
For our neighbors up north or those willing to travel for one Iron Chef worthy spicy tuna roll, Morimoto is a must. Internationally acclaimed for his extraordinary Japanese cuisine, Sushi Master Masaharu Morimoto’s signature Sushi Bar offers a unique selection of sushi, including a killer spicy tuna roll made with chopped tuna, scallion and spicy sauce.
Boca Raton Resort & Club at 501 East Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL, 33432; 888.543.1277; http://www.bocaresort.com/dining/
For a great spicy tuna roll and incredible atmosphere, head to RA Sushi where there’s never a dull moment. The music is pumping, the mood is upbeat and the atmosphere is as stimulating as a big bite of wasabi. RA is the perfect place to cut loose with good friends, toss back a few, and enjoy one heck of a spicy tuna roll. No matter how you slice it, it’s always good, fresh fun when you’re in the RA.
5829 Southwest 73 St., Miami; 305.341.0092; http://www.rasushi.com/