Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant Azabu is home to one of Miami’s best omakase experiences offered in its secret room aptly called The Den. It’s spacious by speakeasy standards and boasts a large, three-sided counter that allows for a little privacy in a communal setting. Tokyo-trained chefs helm the decadent tasting menu comprising a variety of fresh sashimi and a rotating selection of grilled items for $150. Guests have the option to add uni and toro toro courses, and everyone absolutely should—the Den’s fish is about the freshest around.
Omakase in Miami seemingly exploded overnight. In the last year alone, our city has gone from maybe a handful of spots to a variety of Miami sushi restaurants offering the Japanese dining style, in which guests leave themselves in the hands of a trained chef and experience an elegant meal sans menu. The nature of omakase renders it pricey as ingredients are mostly seasonal and fish is caught fresh, but that doesn’t mean it all has to be expensive. We’re blessed with options that, while not quite one of Miami’s best cheap eats, are still affordable for a casual dinner. Though if you’re looking for a fine-dining experience, Miami’s got those too. Below we’ve rounded up our favorite Miami omakase, where the fish is just-caught, the rice rolled tight and leaving it up to the chef is the best decision you’ll make all night.
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