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Mar 21, 2009 08:47 AM

one night in Miami best sushi

After researching Miami 's Sushi spots which ne is better between
Matsuri, Opium or Nobu. I like new and interesting dishes.

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  1. Matsuri

    Opium is a night club that is no longer open.

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    1. re: tpigeon

      Prive (closed)was originally the sushi restaurant Opium.

    2. Matsuri, by far. If you are staying on Miami Beach and dont want to drive to Matsuri, Id do Bond Street @ the Townhouse Hotel.

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        1. re: Blind Mind

          It's also worth nothing that Bond St does a lot of versions of Nobu classic non-sushi fare, like the rock-shrimp.

          1. re: kumajo

            If that's what you're looking for, Oishi in North Miami Beach also does many Nobu-esque dishes (chef used to work there).


          1. Opium is no longer open and has never been good. Nobu is overrated and way overpriced. Matsuri is very good. Best sushi in Miami is at Shibui on 102 Ave and SW 72 Street (Sunset Drive). A bit out of the way, but worth it.

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            1. re: annatfer1

              If you are willing to go to Matsuri, you could try Izakaya a bit more east. To me they are the best in South Florida.

              1. re: miamisweet

                I think you mean Su Shin Izakaya in Coral Gables? I like Su Shin and in particular the many blackboard specials and small cooked dishes, but the quality of the sushi is better at Matsuri.


                1. re: Frodnesor

                  Yes, Su Shin Izakaya. I have tried both but prefer SSI. I don't think the quality is better at Matsuri but I have only been to Matsuri about 4 times. I feel SSI is more authentic and it truly does remind me of Japan. The pork curry is delicious as is the lobster roll, the ginger salad, spicy tuna, udon , and the toro roll. lol. I go there once a week. I may have tried their entire menu.

            2. If you are in South Miami, Bond St is probably the best sushi. Bond St is located in the TOWN HOUSE hotel on COLLINS AVE

              If you don't have a budget Sushi Samba on Lincoln Road and Nobu at the shore club are quite the treat. The fish is always very fresh and the presentation is quite something.

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              1. re: Alyson777

                All of the places you've mentioned are in South Beach, not South Miami. I have had distinctly less-than-fresh hamachi served to me at Sushi Samba and better yet, the sushi chefs couldn't have given a rat's ass. I've not been back since. I don't think Bond St. is any less expensive than Sushi Samba, nor do I think Sushi Samba is as expensive as Nobu.

                I find Nobu frustrating for having just sushi because it's overpriced and because - and I have no understanding of how this can possibly be - there is no sushi bar. Their cooked items (and the prepped raw items like the tartares, etc.) can be very good but also very pricy.


                1. re: Frodnesor

                  I agree frod but my experiences at sushi samba were always good. However, I don't get real sushi there I go for the "fusion" rolls there. SS is quite less expensive than nobu - ordering sushi at nobu is a waste.

                  1. re: Frodnesor

                    South Beach is in South Miami. haha ...
                    I have eaten at Bond ST 2x ... I thought the food was extremely tasty. They are known for their Skewers especially the Sea Bass. The menu changes quite often at Bond ST. For two people we spent $110 and we shared 3 appetizers , 2 rolls and 1 skewer, 2 drinks and dessert.

                    There is also a sushi restaurant that opened up at the Fountain Bleau in the new club. It is a beautiful restaurant. I have yet to eat there but the decor is amazing.

                    1. re: Alyson777

                      South Beach is most definitely not in South Miami, but anyway...
                      I've thought the food at Bond Street was good (though there have been chef changes since my last visit), my only point was that I think it falls in the same budget range as Sushi Samba - which I'd describe as somewhat pricy for what it is (but not necessarily an "unlimited budget" place).

                      The sushi place at the Fontainebleau is Blade. I went once and thought it showed some promise ->