Discover the Best Sushi in Miami

Whether in the mood for a relaxing day at one of the country's most beautiful beaches, eager to take the family on a coastal adventure or looking to hit up the famous nightlife, Miami won't let you down. This South Florida city stands out as one of the most popular vacation destinations in America - and not just for the turquoise, glittering beaches. Miami houses some of the hottest spots on the culinary scene. With its seaside location, it comes as no surprise that diners can find lots of sushi around. Japanese chefs in Miami often rely on traditional approaches, but sometimes take a modern twist. So where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. We asked in-the-know foodies where to find the best sushi in Miami. Read on to find out which restaurants they love most.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Chotto Matte Miami, Novikov Miami, Azabu Miami Beach
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Japanese
Neighborhoods:South Beach, Downtown Miami
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Chotto Matte Miami

$$$$·Japanese·
South Beach
1,333 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups

If you’re looking for some of the best sushi in Miami, head to Chotto Matte for an experience you will revel in. They offer just the right mix of a contemporary urban spectacle and great cuisine. The ...

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Novikov Miami

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown Miami
1,046 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fun

Novikov is a sophisticated and world-renowned Chinese-Japanese restaurant located on a bustling corner of Downtown Miami. Grab a seat in the lovely dining room or outside on the terrace to enjoy the g...

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Japanese in Miami - Dade
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Azabu Miami Beach

$$$$·Japanese·
South Beach
362 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem

Azabu Miami beach is one of the trendiest new sushi restaurants in the city. Guests are treated to an authentic and intimate dining experience that will transport you straight to a tiny sushi house in...

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Japanese in Miami - Dade

Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill - South Beach

$$$$·Japanese·
South Beach
824 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies

Blue Ribbon is a top name in the sushi world and this Miami outpost lives up to the hype. Nestled in the historic and newly restored Plymouth Hotel in the flourishing Mid-Beach District, the restauran...

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Makoto - Bal Harbour

$$$$·Japanese·
Bal Harbour
2,452 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Hot Spot

Makoto is the newest restaurant by Stephen Starr and is located in the prestigious Bal Harbour Shops. Shoppers can top off a long day with an indulgent meal at one of the best sushi restaurants in tow...

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Japanese in Miami - Dade
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Toni's Sushi Bar

$$$$·Sushi·
South Beach
146 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem

Toni’s Sushi Bar is one of the first places that comes to mind when locals here think of amazing fresh fish and Japanese food. It opened in 1987 and has been a hit with the crowds ever since. It is al...

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Neighborhood Gem in Miami - Dade

Mandrake

$$$$·Japanese·
South Beach
153 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays

Looking for a night of one-of-a-kind entertainment? Head to Mandrake Miami in the heart of Miami Beach for a chance to try their French-Indochine menu that showcases flavor pairings you’ve never imagi...

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Pubbelly Sushi Brickell

$$$$·Sushi·
Brickell
637 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot
  • Good for a Date

The Pubbelly, located on South Miami Avenue, strives to put a fresh spin on sushi at their foray into Japanese cuisine. Jose Mendin, chef and co-owner, introduces unexpected ingredients and pairs them...

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Sushi in Miami - Dade
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ETARU Hallandale

$$$$·Japanese·
Hallandale Beach
456 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Waterfront

Etaru is a contemporary Japanese Robatayaki restaurant in Fort Lauderdale that locals claim serves some of the best sushi in Miami. It’s a casual, neighborhood joint that welcomes diners in with its b...

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Watr at the 1 Rooftop

$$$$·Japanese Speciality·
South Beach
717 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Scenic View
  • Authentic

Watr at the 1 Rooftop Miami is the perfect place to go to dazzle a date or have a memorable evening with friends. You can float 18 stories above the city and enjoy 360-degree views of South Beach’s be...

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Hot Spot in Miami Beach

Dragonfly Izakaya and Fish Market

$$$$·Japanese·
Doral
581 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating

Dragonfly offers a true catch-to-consumption experience featuring the freshest fish you can find in Miami. It is actually located behind a working fish market where they sell local and exotic seafood,...

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Japanese in Miami - Dade
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Benihana - Coral Gables, FL

$$$$·Japanese·
Coral Gables
1,099 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for a Date

Benihana provides an entertaining and memorable dining experience for all. Guests are seated at communal tables in groups and get to watch a personal chef perform Teppanyaki, the ancient art of food p...

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Kid Friendly in Miami - Dade
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Monkitail

$$$$·Japanese·
Hollywood
1,131 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Tasting Menu

Monkitail is a casual elegant Japanese spot located in Hollywood right off of Ocean Drive. Famed Chef and Restaurateur Michael Schulson puts a contemporary spin on the classic izakaya menu here and of...

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Kuro – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood

$$$$·Japanese·
Hollywood
1,095 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Special Occasion

Kuro at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is the latest restaurant in addition to the hotel. The great central Hollywood location and fine dining atmosphere make it a hot spot for visitors in town. ...

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Best Overall in Fort Lauderdale
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26 Sushi & Tapas

$$$$·Sushi·
Surfside
285 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Creative Cuisine

Sushi and Tapas in Surfside is a first-class Latin-Fusion restaurant certified by Kosher Miami. 26 presents a great kosher sushi and tapas menu that highlights Miami’s multi-cultural flavors in a live...

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Sushi in Miami - Dade
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Eve On The Water

$$$$·Fusion / Eclectic·
Fort Lauderdale
1 review

Asia Bay Sushi and Thai cuisine is made with high-quality, fresh ingredients in order to create spectacular taste sensations. Located in Fort Lauderdale, they have a lovely setting with outdoor dining...

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