Miami may not have a big Japanese population, but that doesn’t stop city-dwellers from Turning Japanese when it’s time for dinner. When it comes to sushi, Miami is the land of the rising tuna roll with more perfect places to find one than there are slots on our Top 5.
Nobu’s signature black cod and yellowtail with jalapeno attracts a large following, but customers also frequent this luxe Miami outpost for it’s handcrafted sushi and sashimi. Amongst the best is the flavorful spicy tuna roll made with chopped bigeye tuna. With 25 restaurants in over 21 different cities, it is no wonder that Chef Nobu Matsuhisa has attracted a large crowd to the Miami location nestled in Miami Beach’s Shore Club Hotel.
Makoto is named for Iron Chef Makoto Okuwa and is the hot new restaurant in Bal Harbour Shops. Chef Okuwa's unique spin on the spicy tuna roll is served with chili aioli and scallions. Dining inside or outside on the terrace makes for equally sexy experiences. Makoto is owned by famed restauranteur Stephen Starr.
4 UMI Sushi & Sake Bar
Situated in the lobby of the famed Delano Hotel, UMI is a tiny Japanese restaurant situated around a long, marble communal table. The menu offers a totally new take on sushi and rolls, but they still have a spicy tuna roll served with cucumber and spicy aioli. The kitchen is helmed by Chef Motoyama.
5 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.