Haute Secrets: Tommy Kato Shares His Favorite Places in Miami

Tommy Kato

The 43-year old Miami Beach resident and Harvard alum is a modern-day renaissance man. Tommy Kato is known for many accomplishments, including developing commercial properties for Fortune 100 companies, becoming Founder & CEO of global credit card processing company Merchant Hub, playing worldwide exhibition polo and backing children’s charities. Find out the inside scoop on his Haute Secrets to Miami:

Where were you born: Michigan

How long in Miami: 10 years

Neighborhood: South Beach

Occupation: Real Estate

Favorite Restaurant: Estiatorio Milos

Best Sushi: Nobu

Best Italian: Via Verdi or Cipriani—casual and fine

Best dessert: Carrot Cake

Best place for a romantic date: The garden at Casa Tua

Best Sunday brunch: Soho House

Best place for a power business meeting: My board room

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? Faena Hotel

Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Tom Ford

Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: Patek Philippe

Best Spa: Faena Hotel’s Tierra Santa Healing Spa

Favorite Cultural Event: Art Basel

Favorite Cultural Institution: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

Best Steakhouse: Red Steakhouse

Best Pizza: Mister 01

Best Lunch: Patio at the Continuum

Best Gym/Athletic Facility: Anatomy at 1220

Best Massage: Private at home

Best Limousine/Driving Service: Private Driver

Best Museum/Exhibit: Gary Nader Art Centre

Describe your city in three words: Living in neverland

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

All-around favorite spot in Miami: The beach

Best Aspect of Miami: Lifestyle