Zuma Miami: A User's Guide
Contemporary Japanese Food | Izakaya-Style Dining | Sushi Counter | Specially Brewed Sake | 350+ Wines
Cold dish: scallop tartare
Grilled dish: beef skewers
Sushi: spicy-yellowtail roll
Drink: Biwa No Choju sake, which is made especially for the restaurant with water from Lake Biwa
Where to Sit: Grab a spot at the counter to watch master chefs practice the complex arts of rolling sushi and searing meat over the open flame of the robata grill. Alternatively, diners who arrive via boat (the restaurant is one of the few in the area with boat access and a bayside entrance) can enjoy river views while keeping an eye on their vessel from Zuma's terrace.
Inside Tip: The Miami New Times urges diners not to overlook the spicy beef tenderloin, which it ranked as one of the best dishes of 2012. It calls the dish "so tender that you question the validity of beef tasting this sublime."
Izakaya: a Japanese style of dining where dishes are brought to the table in a consistent, casual fashion designed to encourage sharing.
Shōchū: an alcohol native to Japan; depending on the region where it's made, it can be distilled from everything from sweet potatoes to barley to brown sugar. This gives each variety a distinct flavor, much like scotch.
While You're in the Neighborhood
Before: Treat yourself to some last-minute primping at Exhale spa, which, like Zuma, is located in the Epic Hotel.
After: Enjoy an after-dinner cocktail at Avenue D Downtown (8 S. Miami Avenue), a 1920s-themed bar with live jazz music.
If You Can’t Make It, Try This
Like Zuma, Naoe (661 Brickell Key Drive) has been named one of the best Japanese restaurants in Miami. It also has an impressive sake selection—the chef comes from a family of sake brewers in Japan, and he imports their blend directly to the restaurant.
Sample a platter of Akashi Japanese Restaurant's finest fish — this Japanese restaurant is a prime destination for those in Miami's Northeast Coconut Grove region.
Akashi Japanese Restaurant features a wide variety of flavorful low-fat and gluten-free eats.
You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from this restaurant's full bar to top off your meal.
The whole family can enjoy a meal at this restaurant with its kid-friendly fare.
Stay in the loop (and online!) by tapping into Akashi Japanese Restaurant's free wifi hotspot.
Seating is readily available at Akashi Japanese Restaurant for those with large parties.
For some fresh air during the non-winter months, dine outside on Akashi Japanese Restaurant's patio.
Can't find your khakis? No problem! Throw on a pair of your most comfortable jeans and you'll blend right in at Akashi Japanese Restaurant.
Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Akashi Japanese Restaurant offers catering.
Enjoy mind-blowing dishes in the peace and quiet of your own home with delivery or takeout from Akashi Japanese Restaurant.
Find a space on the street or park in the lot not far from the restaurant.
Cyclists will love the spacious bike racks outside of Akashi Japanese Restaurant.
Your bill at Akashi Japanese Restaurant will typically run less than $30 per person, so bring the whole gang!
Feel free to swing by the restaurant for breakfast or lunch, but fans recommend holding out for dinner.
Akashi Japanese Restaurant serves up authentic and traditional Japanese fare, so head on over today and discover the delicacy of Japanese cuisine.
If fine food and refreshing beverages are on your to-do list, check out SUGARCANE raw bar grill in Miami.
This restaurant also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle.
Families will feel right at home at this restaurant with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere.
During the summer months, don't miss out on SUGARCANE raw bar grill's outdoor patio seating.
Whether you have a group of five or a group of 20, SUGARCANE raw bar grill can seat both large and small groups.
The restaurant accepts reservations, so it's simple to snag a table in advance.
SUGARCANE raw bar grill offers an informal dining experience for those who are allergic to jackets and ties.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from SUGARCANE raw bar grill as well.
Street, garage and valet parking options are located near SUGARCANE raw bar grill.
Travel by bike to SUGARCANE raw bar grill and store your bike at a nearby rack.
Fancy snacks do come at a higher price, but wow are they delicious.
The restaurant is open from morning through evening, but the dinner menu serves the tastiest reviews.
Looking for great food and ambiance? Sushi Siam Morningside's stellar sushi and fun-loving vibe make this hot spot a favorite among critics.
If you're avoiding fat or gluten, you can still eat great at Sushi Siam Morningside, which offers a number of low-fat and gluten-free choices.
Be sure to complete your meal at this sushi spot with a drink from the sushi spot's full bar.
The whole family can enjoy a meal at this sushi spot with its kid-friendly fare.
Need to catch up on some work or the latest news? Get online at Sushi Siam Morningside with their complimentary wifi.
Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on Sushi Siam Morningside's outdoor patio.
Reservations are available, so give the restaurant a call before you head over for the fastest seating.
No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Sushi Siam Morningside is ultra casual.
For the nights you just want to stay in and cozy up, order in great takeout or delivery from this sushi spot.
Catering from Sushi Siam Morningside will take your party to the next level.
Drivers will be surprised by the number of street parking spots available near Sushi Siam Morningside.
At Sushi Siam Morningside, bikers can lock their bikes safely outside.
Sushi Siam Morningside s moderately-priced platters and top-notch taste bring foodies back to Sushi Siam Morningside time and time again.
Treat yourself to breakfast, lunch, and dinner all in one place
the sushi spot offers three main meals a day, though dinner is the real winner.
You haven't had sushi until you've been to Sushi Siam Morningside. Come find out why everyone is talking about this super hot spot!
While the sushi is great, Sushi Siam Morningside makes for a fun and exciting evening out.
Sushi Siam Morningside is serving up some of the most highly-rated sushi in all of Miami.
With so many delicious flavors wrapped up into one unique dish, Sushi Siam Morningside is surely a sushi-lover's paradise.
Take your Thai cuisine with a fill of first-rate reviews when you dine at Jasmine Sushi Thai.
If you prefer to eat healthy, you'll find tons of fresh selections on Jasmine Sushi Thai's menu.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at this restaurant won't disappoint.
Grab the kids when you head to this restaurant — its family-oriented menu and ambience are perfect for the whole clan.
Not to be overlooked is Jasmine Sushi Thai's no-charge wifi.
Whether it's just you and a date or you're bringing the whole gang, it's best to call ahead and make a reservation.
This restaurant serves up innovative meals, so stop in, order takeout, or call for delivery. Whichever road you choose, happy eating!
It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from Jasmine Sushi Thai.
There is parking close to the restaurant.
Commute by bike to Jasmine Sushi Thai and find easy bike parking.
Prices tend towards the moderate side, with the average tab at Jasmine Sushi Thai running under $30 per person.
Come find out for yourself why everyone is talking about Jasmine Sushi Thai, and take your Thai culinary experience to the next level.
So swing by Jasmine Sushi Thai for some quick Thai flavor and find out what all the hype is about.
So keep it casual this weekend with a fabulous Thai meal at Jasmine Sushi Thai.
The tastes and flavors of Thailand are waiting for you at Jasmine Sushi Thai, so head on over today and check out the great menu.
Sushi enthusiasts flock to Sushi Cafe when they have a hankering for top-rated rolls.
In the mood for a healthy meal? Check out Sushi Cafe for some great gluten-free dishes.
Order a bottle for the table if you like — this sushi spot has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more.
Parents, bring your kids along to this sushi spot, where you'll find a family-friendly menu and ambience.
Sushi Cafe is ready to help you throw the dinner party of your dreams!
Wifi is on the house at Sushi Cafe, so bring along your tablet or laptop.
The sushi spot takes reservations, so you can plan your next get-together ahead of time.
Sushi Cafe's guests are no strangers to casual clothing, and sneakers are spotted around every corner.
This sushi spot accommodates your schedule. Pick it up yourself or have it delivered to your door.
Can't get enough of Sushi Cafe's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Sushi Cafe's diners can park in a neighboring lot just seconds away.
Sushi Cafe provides ample space for bikers to store their bikes.
You can take it easy on your wallet at Sushi Cafe — prices are generally less than $30 per person.
The sushi spot's dinner menu receives the most attention, but diners have the option of grabbing breakfast or lunch here, too.
Sushi Cafe is serving up some of the most highly-rated sushi in all of Miami.
So head to Sushi Cafe and experience the creative, delicious world of sushi.