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Jonathan Cheban Opens First Restaurant Project Sushi MiKasa in South Beach

Reality television star, owner of Jet Set Jewelry and Elite Daily, Jonathan Cheban is expanding his empire with the opening of his first restaurant project, a South Beach outpost of Sushi MiKasa, New York’s high-end omakase-centered Japanese eatery.

On December 15, Cheban’s first restaurant venture will open at Shelborne South Beach (1801 Collins Avenue). After teaming up with Sushi MiKasa founder Chef Kevin, of Sushi Seki, Cheban said he is excited to bring one of his favorite restaurants to one of his favorite cities

“Now that we’ve found the perfect location, Chef Kevin and I can’t wait for Miami to enjoy the unparalleled Sushi MiKasa experience,” said Cheban. “For real sushi lovers, Sushi MiKasa will prove to be what’s been missing from the Miami dining scene.”

Open nightly, Sushi MiKasa’s menu will mimics the Brooklyn original, but Cheban added his own spin to the restaurant’s design, which will feature a “cool, relaxed atmosphere courtesy of interior designer Josh Wollowick.” With Art Deco and gold mettalic accents, peacock blue velvet and highly polished teak tables, the restaurant will seat 65 guests and include a sushi bar for 10 people.

Menu items will include classic Japanese dishes like edamame, miso soup, Nabeyaki Udon, Zaru Soba, chicken/beef terryaki, beef negimaki, Chilean sea bass and seaweed salad, but also feature signature Chef Kevin dishes like tuna pizza, kampachi yellowtail, chopped toro, bonito, chopped eel avocado and more. Both mixed platters of MiKasa Original Sushi for one person or to share are available. Chef Kevin’s fish is flown in daily from Japan via New York City and according to the press release, “his inventive sushi creations and homemade sauces will be the focus of the menu, along with salads, soups and hot dishes.” Desserts will include mocha and fried ice cream.

For more information, visit www.sushimikasa.com.

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New York February / March 2014
New York February / March 2014