Discover the Best Sushi in Miami

The OpenTable Team

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.

Restaurants:Chotto Matte Miami, Novikov Miami, Azabu Miami Beach
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Japanese
Neighborhoods:Miami Beach / South Beach, Brickell

Chotto Matte Miami

$$$$·Japanese·
Miami Beach / South Beach
780 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Hot Spot
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 andRead more
90% recommended
Hot Spot in Miami / Southeast Florida
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Novikov Miami

$$$$·Japanese·
Brickell
676 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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 teRead more
92% recommended
Hot Spot in Miami / Southeast Florida

Azabu Miami Beach

$$$$·Japanese·
Miami Beach / South Beach
306 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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 aRead more
91% recommended

Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill - South Beach

$$$$·Japanese·
Miami
532 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 DisRead more
94% recommended
Japanese in Miami - Dade County
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Katsuya at SLS LUX Brickell - SBE

$$$$·Japanese·
Miami
304 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Many locals consider Katsuya the best sushi restaurant in Miami because they make an effort to ensure that every single detail of the dining experience is exceptional. The restauraRead more
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Makoto - Bal Harbour

$$$$·Japanese·
Miami
2,103 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
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 sushRead more
94% recommended
Japanese in Miami / Southeast Florida
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Zuma Japanese Restaurant - Miami

$$$$·Japanese·
Miami
2,102 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
Located in the heart of downtown Miami, Zuma is part of the Kimpton EPIC Hotel and is an awesome place for both locals and guests of the hotel to check out for fresh sushi. Chef RaRead more
82% recommended
Scenic View in Miami / Southeast Florida
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Toni's Sushi Bar

$$$$·Sushi·
Miami Beach / South Beach
128 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
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 Read more
100% recommended

Mandrake

$$$$·Japanese·
Miami Beach / South Beach
151 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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 pairingRead more
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Pubbelly Sushi Brickell

$$$$·Sushi·
Brickell
472 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Happy Hour
  • Good for Groups
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 ingredRead more
94% recommended

ETARU Hallandale

$$$$·Japanese·
Hallandale Beach
430 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 Read more
83% recommended
Scenic View in Miami / Southeast Florida

Watr at the 1 Rooftop

$$$$·Japanese Speciality·
Miami Beach / South Beach
426 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
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 viewsRead more
84% recommended

Dragonfly Izakaya and Fish Market

$$$$·Japanese·
Doral
446 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
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 localRead more
96% recommended
Japanese in Miami / Southeast Florida

Benihana - Coral Gables

$$$$·Japanese·
Coral Gables / Coral Way / Little Havana
896 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups
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 aRead more
83% recommended

Monkitail

$$$$·Japanese·
Hollywood
1,125 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
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 izakRead more
95% recommended
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Kuro- Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood FL

$$$$·Japanese·
Hollywood
1,036 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
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 foRead more
88% recommended
Notable Wine List in Miami / Southeast Florida
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26 Sushi & Tapas

$$$$·Sushi·
Surfside
220 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • 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-culturRead more
94% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Miami / Southeast Florida

Asia Bay Sushi Bar & Thai

$$$$·Sushi·
Fort Lauderdale
611 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
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 settingRead more
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