Japanese food, not sushi, in Miami?
Anyone have any good recos for a great Japanese restaurant that serves Japanese food, not just sushi?
Su Shin Izakaya in Coral Gables
Both have a number of izakaya or tapas-style small plates.
It is true that Yakko-San does not have any maki (rolls) or nigiri (fish on rice ball); they do serve sashimi and onigiri (a big stuffed rice ball wrapped with nori).
There are several other places that have menus that feature more than just sushi and/or "new style" sushi and sashimi dishes -
Matsuri - Gables/ South Miami
Nobu - Miami Beach
Oishi - North Miami Beach
(while I'm usually wary of Thai / Sushi places, the chef at Oishi did some time at Nobu and brought some of the dishes with him).
Nobu Miami Beach
1901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Izkaya Japanese Restaurant
159 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
14841 Biscayne Blvd North, Miami, FL
Matsuri Japanese Restaurant
5759 Bird Rd, Miami, FL 33155
3881 NE 163rd Street, North Miami Beach, FL 33160
I want to say that I just signed up to compliment you on an extremely fine review of Nobu... I do however still want to try when I can get down there. Maybe when my Mom is in town ill take her because it is still a special place. But Kudos to you for a complete and genuine depiction of your experience. Much appreciated!
Shore Club, 1901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139
I love and make and eat sushi. But I love and make and eat more non-sushi Japanese food. That you're seeking out the latter, no matter where you are, makes me smile.