Sushi in North Miami

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The chefs at Asia Bay Thai Cuisine & Sushi Bar wrap crab, avocado, and masago inside paper-thin slivers of cucumber to create Naruto maki, just one of many offerings from the eatery's sushi bar. Along with Japanese sushi and sashimi, the menu spans other parts of Asia with red curry lobster, pad thai noodles, and mango and kani salad, which is sure to inspire the level of health necessary to run a marathon in scuba flippers.

1007 Kane Concourse
Bay Harbor Islands,

Yakko-San: A User's Guide

Sushi Bar | Award-Winning Japanese Cuisine | Hot Pot Dishes | Local Seafood | Late-Night Happy Hour
Sample Menu
  • Appetizer: crispy bok choy with a garlic-soy dressing
  • Sushi: Hamachi Tataki Jalapeño roll with eel, avocado, and tempura flakes
  • Entree: tofu steak topped with sautéed onions and mushrooms
  • Drink: choose from the selection of midrange and premium sakes
Vocab Lesson
Bok choy: this vegetable looks like a thick stalk of celery with a white stem and large, green leaves; it's also known as chinese white cabbage.
Nabemono: Japanese meals that are cooked in a pot of broth or oil at your table. These one-pot meals are usually placed in the center of the table and eaten family-style.

Inside Tips
  • If you want one of the nabemono meals—sukiyaki, shabu-shabu, or yosenabe—you'll need to make a reservation a day in advance, as the restaurant needs time to order the ingredients.
  • For an affordable nightcap, head to the Yakko-San's nightly happy hour (11 p.m.–3 a.m.). Pair the drink with an order of kimchi pork, which Esquire magazine called one of the best late-night dishes in the country.
  • There's plenty on the menu to satisfy vegetarians, including tofu and eggplant in miso sauce, vegetable tempura, and a meat-free sushi roll.
If You Can’t Make It, Try This: If you want faster service, including takeout and delivery, head to Yakko-San's sister restaurant, Hiro's Sushi Express (17048 W. Dixie Highway).

3881 NE 163rd St
North Miami Beach,

Determined to bring authentic Japanese food to South Florida, Chef Koji Ando of Osaka Japan opened Asaka Japanese Restaurant in Aventura in 1994. For 20 years, he’s delighted diners with both his delicious offerings and beautifully-arranged dishes. There are the expected soups, salads, sushi, tempura and sashimi that litter the menu, but a trip to Asaka Japanese Restaurant also means Nabemono Hot Pots, perfect for a party of two or more, where the food, be it beef, crab or fish, is cooked on the table. Sushi rolls range from pedestrian to outlandish, with an O.J. Roll that involves cooked salmon, avocado and spicy spinach; a Chicken Katsu Roll that marries breaded chicken with lettuce and mayo; and the Ogi Roll, which carries tuna, salmon, scallions, avocado and spicy mayo.

20355 Biscayne Blvd

Sushi N Thai, which is open daily, brims with staff ready to adorn tables with steaming dishes of crispy, sauce-slathered thai duck ($17) or other classic Thai or Japanese dishes from its extensive dinner menu. The Beauty and the Beast roll ($10) sets tuna and eel, the star-crossed lovers of the marine world, in an ensemble of scallions, avocado, asparagus, and masago. Drunken noodles ($12) sway eaters into the slippery embrace of mixed vegetables, basil, and rice noodles sautéed with egg, and the kake udon ($10) dunks broccoli and black mushrooms in a hot bath of japanese wheat noodles. Thai curries ($13–$17), like traffic lights in heaven, can be summoned in red, green, or yellow varieties at the customer's whim.

14443 Miramar Pkwy

Kone specializes in sushi hand rolls known in Japan as temaki—te, which means hand, and maki, which means roll. These tiny wonders rely on a strong Brazilian influence, and contrary to traditional sushi principles and intense protesting from old-school fishermen, they are crafted in a cone shape. Though Kone has more than 60 temaki recipes in salmon and tuna, patrons can modify rolls or create their own to specifications for pairing with a wide array of appetizers, salads, sashimi, and traditional-style house rolls.

Located in South Beach less than 1,000 feet from the Atlantic Ocean, Kone's modern dining room harbors a black-and-white color scheme, with glints of red in chairs and wall segments. In a separate lounge area, diners can also sip on Sakerinha, the sake version of Brazil's most popular liquor drink, or dish on a brazilian waffle treat called brigadeiro, made per tradition with chocolate and fresh fruit.

232 5th Street
Miami Beach,

King Kone reinvents the typical sushisperience by hand rolling fresh and portable morsels. The chefs hand craft an array of tapered, cone-style arrangements, with select chefs capable of constructing rolls in a stopwatch-shattering 10–15 seconds. Chopstick through traditional combinations such as the salmon, eel, avocado, and scallions of the Shock Kone ($5.99–$6.99), which complements the rogue innovation of the coconut shrimp roll ($5.99–$6.99), an amalgam of tempura shrimp, coconut, pineapple, and scallions. King Kone’s ingredients can also be liberated of their oppressive vestments and by traveling in a no-rolls-barred rice bowl ($7.99). The bar also fills ice-cream cones with sweet and succulent spreads including nutella and strawberry flavors ($3.99).

1570 Alton Road
Miami Beach,