Japanese Restaurants in Ojus

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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
Miami,
FL
US

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,
FL
US

At the family-owned Sushi Room, skilled chefs from Manhattan, Miami, and Japan use fresh seafood and inventive recipes to spice up traditional Japanese dishes. The menu focuses heavily on sushi, with options ranging from standard soft shell crab and tuna rolls to the specialty mixed volcano roll, which mixes a traditional California roll with baked salmon, crab, conch, and octopus. If sushi and sashimi aren't your thing, you can choose from an extensive selection of cold and hot Japanese plates that include vegan-friendly tofu dishes. The flavorful escargot plate is simmered in sake and cabernet in a traditional toban-style ceramic skillet. Lounge in the candlelit dining room and savor sips of sake—the restaurant serves more than 20 varieties of the traditional rice wine.

1810 S Young Cir
Hollywood,
FL
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The chefs at Go!Bento fill traditional Japanese-style bento boxes with entrees and sides from Chinese, Thai, and other Asian cuisines. Bento boxes in sizes from the petite Go! Ninja to the hearty Go! Sumo mingle pad thai, honey-garlic chicken, lo mein noodles, and steamed pot stickers. Go!Bento also riffs on hot dogs with katsu-fried franks, avocado, and spicy mayonnaise. The kitchen team coils specialty sushi rolls such as the BFF, whose circumference of tuna, salmon, and whitefish is measured in friendship bracelets. Branching out from their core competency of savory seafood, the staff also drizzles donuts with condensed milk and green-tea ice cream to round out the menu.

2725 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood,
FL
US

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,
FL
US

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
Miramar,
FL
US