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Wabi Sabi by Shuji (Closed)

Restaurants, Japanese Miami
Wabi Sabi by Shuji - Time Out Market Miami
Photograph: Jaclyn Rivas

Time Out says

Wabi Sabi does sushi like no one else in Miami, which is why we asked them to bring their delicious sushi bowls to Time Out Market—now you can see for yourself why we’re addicted. Here’s a bit more about what made us fall in love with Wabi Sabi’s lovely shop, and linked here are the details about their offerings in South Beach’s Time Out Market Miami.

You can tell that chef Shuji Hiyakawa has poured himself into his Upper Eastside restaurant. The passion is evident in the shop’s subtle but important details: Hand-folded origami cranes hang on the wall (Shuji and his friends folded some themselves). The minimal aesthetic feels thoughtful and intentional, rather than just another attempt to capitalize on the exposed-concrete trend sweeping the country. Time Out Miami’s editors call it an “effortless style,” which goes wonderfully with the restaurant’s pared-down menu of simple, satisfying sushi bowls. “The dishes are big on flavor and low on ego,” they add.

The bowls don’t skimp on portions. Patrons choose from hearty combinations of fresh tuna, salmon, crab, rice, seaweed and more that will leave you feeling full but not sluggish. “You really won’t find many casual spots that put such an emphasis on craft and authenticity,” the editors say.

When it’s all experienced together, the result is an unusually soothing dining experience for our always-in-a-rush city. It’s just cozy in there—like being underneath a very fluffy blanket in a bed made out of warm sushi rice. Sounds nice, huh? Well, it is—even if it is a bit hard to explain. Time just seems to move slower inside Wabi Sabi.

Editors note: Wabi Sabi by Shuji has closed temporarily. Its Time Out Market Miami location, however, is open.

By: Time Out Miami editors



Address: 851 NE 79th St

Cross street: at NE 8th Ct
Price: $$
Opening hours: Tue–Sat noon–9pm
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