NAOE
NAOE

NAOE

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.naoemiami.com/
  • Phone: 3059476263x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Current Dinner Seatings: Monday - Saturday: 6:00 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Kevin Cory
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: No
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: NAOE can be fully reserved for your intimate private dining experience.

    Private Dining Reserve for up to 8 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: NAOE 305-379-0903x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: SE 8 Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Guests must park in the Courvoisier Centre garage. NAOE validates garage parking for the first two (2) hours.
A word from NAOE
Chef Kevin Cory specializes in natural Japanese cuisine at NAOE®. Every Monday through Saturday, Chef Kevin Cory serves a unique Chef's Choice menu starting at $200 per person plus sales tax plus 18% gratuity.

As the menu is prepared specially each day, please clear any special requests 10 days in advance. We cannot accommodate allergies to mushrooms, eggs, fish, shellfish, rice, raw, vinegar, alcohol, salt, sugar, legumes, or gluten. We do not offer a vegetarian menu.

Reservations are required and exclusively accepted online via OpenTable. Please allow two to three hours of your time for the dinner.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
NAOE reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.9
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelQuiet
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (40)fit for foodies (30)romantic (22)neighborhood gem (6)good for groups (4)hot spot (3)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Too expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    They've made some changes in the tasting menu , more dishes and more expensive. In my opinion the amount of food was perfect before , now it's nearly imposible to finish it all. Also 3 deserts too much! , . They also have new staff that it's trying to emulate the courtesy and attention the owner was giving before , but it's not the same at all, they don't explain the dishes as she did, she had an understanding of the product and the dish , they don't and you can tell. I"m sorry to say all this, but the feeling we got was that although we enjoyed the food very much , the experience costed us as much as what we paid in a 3 michelin star restaurant in Europe with all the bells and whistles. I think it was perfect how it was before.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of my favorites
    BuenprovechoMiami
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I'm a foodie, frequenting many great and unique restaurants over the years in Chicago, New York, California, and a few in Europe. NAOE is one of my favorites, and my favorite in Miami. You will experience foods and flavors you have never had before, and a few familiar ones but at a quality unsurpassed (salmon belly, unagi for example). The seafood is fresh, the ambiance is warm and intimate, the staff friendly. I love putting my trust in the hands of Chef Kevin Cory. The only menu is for beverages. Even the teas are amazing. Sit at a table for an intimate, romantic dinner, or sit at the wood bar and enjoy watching Chef Cory work his skills. Not for the unadventurous, but for foodies it comes highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Culinary Experience!!!!
    Oso71
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    If you want to feel that you want to dine in a Japanese restaurant where the Chef serve you personally to your plate; this hidden jewel is the one. You will be transport to Japan. A unique experience that even Anthony Bourdain will love to try it!!!!!
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    special occasion
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  • Outstanding!
    Akpedre
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Very impressed with the quality of tge products. I felt like I was in Japan. Impressive minimalistic presentation. Loved the detail in everything. I ate fishes and vegetables that I have never tried before.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinning at Naoe
    gerardo
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    no what i expect. probably i am not familiar with this kind of food. i thougt it was like a good sushi restaurant. we found a good japanese gourmet restaurant. not for repeating. it was also, a 3 hour menu demonstration, for me it is very long time for dinner. price very expensive, almost 600 dlls of food, it is too much.
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    special occasion
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  • OUTSTANDING!!!
    Linz
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    DUE TO THE EXPENSIVE PRICE...WE CAME IN WITH VERY HIGH EXPECTATIONS & THEY WERE MET FROM START TO FINISH!!! THIS IS A MUST-DO RESTAURANT FOR THAT VERY SPECIAL OCCASION WHEN YOU REALLY WANT TO CELEBRATE IN STYLE! FOOD WAS INCREDIBLE AND SO DIFFERENT & UNIQUE THAN ANYTHING ELSE YOU'VE EATEN IN MIAMI. THE SERVICE REALLY PUSHED IT OVER THE TOP!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly unique experience!
    seganVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    NAOE proved to be a truly unique experience. I have been to Japan several times and can absolutely say that it felt as if I were back in Japan. This restaurant delivers great service, excellent quality food, and a peaceful ambience that offers an escape from the craziness of Miami. Nestled on Brickell Key in a completely unassuming location, the space is simply but tastefully decorated. This is a great place to celebrate a special occasion or just have a romantic night out. Be prepared for a culinary adventure led by Chef Kevin Cory. We will definitely be back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • A must try
    Golde
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    If you enjoy great food freshness and quality this is the spot. They spare nothing it was an amazing dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Japanese taste
    55YSVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    There are some good Japanese restaurants in Miami area, but generally tastes of foods are Americanized, namely with very clear flavor and sometimes too salty, however in Naoe, the taste is very in Japanese style in addtition to the perfect fish and vegitables. It is awesome! The plates used for some sushi and dessert in Naoe are selected with a great consideration to make the cuisine remarkable, in which chef's hospitality mind is embodied.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!!
    Luis
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    It's a miamian Jiro Ono sushi experience. Excellent service (personalized) incredible food, very good sake... It's a perfect experience. Worth every penny
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NAOE IS EXCEPTIONAL!
    JPREACHER
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    There aren't too many places - (if any?) like NAOE in South Florida. It's like taking part in an episode of No Reservations mixed with a little Bizarre Foods. The extreme care, precision and passion that goes into every bite is overwhelming. You eat, learn and enjoy. This restaurant is truly an exceptional experience! James Miami, FL
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A singular dining experience
    Foodnut
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Outstanding in every way possible. Yes it is expensive but when you consider that what you are eating has been brought for you from across the world and when you consider the amazing hospitality of the Chef, staff and the truly highest level of service, it is well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique Experience
    Andre
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Excellent restaurant... Worth every dime... Fresh and very well prepared food. Awsome Service .... a must do at Miami.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Bad
    Vico0609
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Its know about the money. I know about sushi and it was terrible! Thinking that since we are in miami we wont know about japanese food us wrong. One of the worst restautants Ive been to!
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    good for groups
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  • Amazing dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Everything from the food to the service is truly outstanding. Naoe never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Excellent
    Tealover
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    This was my 2nd time to dine at Naoe. Chef and entire team provides us wonderful foods and excellent services. Every plate the Chef serves are authentic and very precise. I never expect I could have real Kaiseki styke Japanese in Miami. Will dine at Naoe again for sure.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best dinner ever!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This place is not for everyone. If you consider yourself a foodie and love sushi this is a must. Did I mention you must have the $ to eat here. For two our total was 650$. I feel like it was totally worth it. It was an exprience of a lifetime. I will probably never have the opportunity to eat some of the fine pieces of fish anywhere else. I high recommend it if you want a very special night. Only sits about 12 people per dinner. We made reservation at least two months early.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the experience
    Foodie32
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    10+ course meal that was excellent as long as you don't mind spending some money for a new experience and great food.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • special place
    Robert
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    this is a great place for a special occasion or a a lovely evening out with a special someone
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Incredible Japanese Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The flavors, textures, and detail really brought me back to Japan. The service was perfect - very personal and thoughtful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Very special
    dfons
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Nothing like this in Miami. It's definitely an experience
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just foodgasmic!
    MissHangry
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    I had the most amazing food experience at NAOE. From the amazing food to the personalized customer service, everything was flawless.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best dinner ever!!
    Incredible
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    It was a dinner to remember. Wendy and Samantha was an incredible team that made you feel like they were a guest in your home. Chef Kevin was very focused on every detail of the dishes. The food was incredible and each dish was like artwork. You can tell the Naoe team had pride and passion in everything they did. Worth the price! Highly recommend this one of a kind restaurant to anyone that is passionate about food like us. Hieu and Jackie
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awful.
    Soflafoodie
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    You will undoubtedly eat things outside of your comfort zone. I did not enjoy more than 3 of the 14 courses. Many of the courses had awful consistencies and tasted even worse. The dinner will also run about $300 per person for food you won't like.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Special
    nbpires
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    NAOE is a special place. Genuine Japanese food with exotic details. A very careful staff and a very coll and competent chef. Congrats.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing
    gjp714VIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    went here for our 20th anniversary and 0 disappointment , what an amazing place, Samantha was amazing with her service and chef Kevin besides being an amazing person , is just incredible not sure what he is better at being a Chef or artist , because everything he serves you is an incredible creation , besides tasting amazing. All I can say is do not leave earth without trying this place out !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exotic
    ATCDVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Delicious. Very special and a great experience. However, hard to repeat due to unique ingredients (sea urchin, snails, etc).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AN EXPERIENCE
    GILTY
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    THE CONCEPY OF NOT HAVING A MENU IS VERY HELPFUL WHEN YOU ARE UNFAMILIAR WITH THE FOOD. THE EXPLANITION OF EACH COURSE WAS GREAT. THE SERVERS TAKING CARE OF OUR TABLE LEFT NOTHING TO CHANCE FROM THE FOOD SERVICE TO THE TABLE SET-UP INCLUDING KEEPING OUR GLASSES OF WATER AND SAKI FULL. THEY MAKE YOU FEEL AS YOU ARE THE ONLY CUSTOMER THERE.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • be careful
    queezecot1
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Only go to this place if you are into very authentic Japanese food as some of the dishes do become difficult to swallow! For examples I couldn't handle the insides of a sea urchin! Ugghh but otherwise the flavours and presentation is very good.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.9
    • Food4.9
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 597 reviews are from the NAOE reviews archive.
  • Real Japanese
    Tealover
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Chef Kevin Cory served excellent and authentic "Kaiseki" style Japanese and it is real Japanese. It is one of the best I have ever experienced. Have excellent "sake" selection that perfectly fits to them as well. Chef and teh staffs are very nice, professional, and kowledgeble. It became one of my favorite restaurant and will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wowie NAOE
    Mumu8
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    The team at NAOE redefined the culinary experience, from the Cedar beam structure that cleansed and prepared our palates for the event to come, to the extraordinary precious and rare items that comprised this ancient culinary art. Of particular note was the grace of the front of house who patiently described and informed our family to the particulars of each dish, its identity, source and preparation. The discussion relating to the family sakes alone was worthy of a level 1 certification. We truly loved it. Amazing!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Intimate, small dining room. The food is without compare and the personal and attentive service is just as good. A meal almost indescribably delicious and an experience unlikely to be duplicated outside the finest restaurants of Japan.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting experience
    PPMS
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    My wife and I love Japanese food and went to Naoe for the first time this month. The highlights are the service and the food (specially the raw items). However the whole menu was not as outstanding as some of the other reviews I read had suggested. The overall experience was interesting, but I am not sure it is worth more than $300 per person (after you add sake, service and tax to the check). I will probably not go back.
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  • Outstanding !
    acidrock
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Fantastic cuisine ! One of the best in the world !
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    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Experience
    Marc
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    The food was very exclusive and extremely exquisite. Uniquely was being able to watch the chef and his preparations. Japanese cuisine at its best.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding !!!
    NeilyVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I took my husband for his birthday... And it was an amazing experience. From the service to the food was a unique time. Chef Cory is a genius and all his staff are so knowledgeable that you just don't notice how time goes. If you are a foodie and love any culinary work of art, this is your place.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    The best Japanese restaurant outside of Japan. Chef Kevin's menu is outstanding and Host Wendy's charm is unparalleled! Amazing experience overall!
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    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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  • Not for everyone...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    The service is just exceptional. The food is not for everyone, do not expect sushi expect the unexpectable.
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  • Amazing Experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    This was quite possibly our best dining experience ever. Chef Kevin Cory and his staff are wonderful. He prepares the freshest seafood right in front of your eyes that we'd never be able to try otherwise. I don't know how I'm going to go back to eating sushi without his homemade wasabi and homemade soy sauce delicately brushed on top. It was a work of art that also tasted delicious! The staff is incredible, so attentive and make you feel like family. I highly recommend this for a special dinner if you are open to trying new things and want an amazing once-in-a-lifetime (well hopefully not, we plan to come back!) experience.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic
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  • Great gastronomic experience
    Jcsleao
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Went there with my wife not knowing exactly whatto expect. Only 8 guests per sitting. The meal consists in tasting menu. It is a great journey into traditional Japonese cuisine. The staff is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.