Azabu Miami Beach

4.5
155 reviews
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$50 and over
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Japanese
**Reservations for the Omakase sushi counter, The Den are taken by phone only.
Azabu Miami Beach is Miami’s newest starred Japanese concept where guests can enjoy an authentic and intimate dining experience. Originating in NYC, as Sushi Azabu in Tribeca, the Azabu brand has been awarded a Michelin Star for six consecutive years and is now excited to bring its culinary expertise to the heart of vibrant Miami Beach in the South of Fifth neighborhood. The Miami restaurant will be composed of two Japanese culinary concepts – the main dining being a robata concept and the hidden room in the back called 'The Den' which will be a 16-seat counter serving only authentic Japanese sushi.
Led by Chef Masatsugu(Masa) Kubo, the menu will feature innovative dishes curated especially for Miami by using exclusively sourced ingredients. The hidden sushi room will feature authentic sushi in Omakase style, where sushi chefs trained in Japan will guide guests through a true experience.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese
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Hours of operation
The DEN Omakase Counte
Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–12:00 am
Happy Hour
Daily 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
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Phone number
(786) 276-0520
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Masatsugu Kubo
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Private party facilities
Please send inquiries to our Events Manager, Reina, at r-matsuo@plandosee.com
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Catering
Please send inquiries to our Events Manager, Reina at r-matsuo@plandosee.com
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Cross street
2nd St. and Ocean Drive
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Parking details
Valet parking is available at The Stanton Hotel. We will validate parking for $15/3hours for our diners.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun - Thu 6:15PM - 6:15PM 6:45PM - 6:45PM 7:00PM - 7:00PM 7:15PM - 7:15PM 7:30PM - 7:30PM 9:45PM - 9:45PM 10:15PM - 10:15PM
Fri - Sat 6:15PM - 6:15PM 6:45PM - 6:45PM 7:15PM - 7:15PM 10:15PM - 10:15PM 10:45PM - 10:45PM

What 155 People Are Saying
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Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love the place. Delicious food, great service. Always pleasure to come back. Nothing compares to Azabu 🖤

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RJ
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant takes a unique, fun twist on Japanese cuisine that had our palettes dancing all night. Everything we ordered from the vegetable curry and brussel sprouts to the yellowtail and spicy tuna roll, were fresh, delicious, expertly prepared, and timed just right. The cocktails were exquisite as well and perfect accompaniments to the food. The service was warm, friendly, and suggestive without being intrusive or overbearing. It was such a beautiful meal, and a delicate balance of flavors, ambiance, and service; everything was modern, yet authentic. I can't say enough positive things about this establishment. What an incredible addition to (the typically cheesy and uninspiring) Ocean Drive and South of Fifth.

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M
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Server was extremely knowledgeable. I enjoyed the experience. Will definitely try the tasting menu next time!

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CF
London
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Waited an hour past my reservation time and then left. Unprofessional hostess, not accommodating.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Lousy service.

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Miami
12 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I wanted to lick the plate. The meal was superb. Definitely going back. Try the octopus appetizer, lamb chops entree and chocolate dessert. All were perfect

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had shashimi platter and Branzino from the miami spice menu. Everything was so fresh and perfect. The server Sanji was very kind even took out daughter to the kitchen for a "private tour" and met the executive chef from Kobe, Japan!

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JR
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience. Staff was friendly. Food was excellent.

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M
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Overall I enjoyed a lot. Only issue for me is a lil noisy and tables r too close to others, need more spacious.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a good dining experience. Hannah the waitress was amazing, and food was incredible. Will be back.

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FD
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service and food totally recommendation letter

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CL
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience. Omakase in the Den is a must.

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IM
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No wonder it is the hottest restaurant right now from Miami Spice. Great experience. Will go back very soon. Loved it. Love the place setting on a cute boutique hotel - restaurant very sensous - Food amazing.
Best Branzino I had in 15 years. - Glad I discovered it.

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T
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I fell in love with this restaurant! My friends and I started at bar to grab happy hour drinks. Brian at bar was very friendly and made us yummy cocktails. Then moved to have dinner. We selected food from Miami Spice and all the food we ordered were excellent!

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s
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food.

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M
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We went to Azabu for Miami Spice. I had the wagyu beef appetizer and my fiance had the octopus. I had the lamb chops with chimichurri and my fiance had the shrimp curry entree. I got the sweet potato side and my fiance got the cauliflower one. For dessert, I got the chocolate cake with ice cream and she got the key lime pie. Azabu is a good value for Miami Space. It's a very good Japanese restaurant. But it's not as good as what I consider the top Japanese restaurants in Miami: Zuma, Chotto Matte, Makoto, Nobu, and Novikov. Those are a step up in food.

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H
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

The food here was amazing. The service was a disaster. Three hours later and we are still actually here. Trying to get our check to pay.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The MIAMI SPICE menu is excellent! Flavors straight from Japan. We were amazed by the whole thing.

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JB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

I was underwhelmed. The restaurant is cute, has a very relaxing and romantic ambiance but that's about all I give it. The service was also phenomenal but the food was dissapointing to say the least. We did the Miami Spice menu and it wasn't anything extraordinary or unique. The plates were tasty but they were made in childish standards. My boyfriend ordered a curry shrimp dish and it was simply a white plate with white rice on one side, a bunch of sauce on the other and three skewers of shrimp in the middle. It was ok. My plate went along the same lines. The octopus appetizer and key lime dessert were the only plates that were filled with flavors and delivered good presentations. The rest was eh. I would recommend going somewhere else if you expect good quality food that's worth the price. This place was not worth $100.

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GR
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's great to have this restaurant and cuisine south of 5th. The food is authentic Japanese and quality of the sashimi/sushi is equal to those I've experienced in Japan.

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JD
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great service and splendid atmosphere! They only thing I would change is that AC temperature which was freezing but I guess that depends on each person. Perhaps one degree up.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic— from the food to the service and ambiance. We went for date night and I would HIGHLY recommend for any occasion!

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A
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Made reservations for group of 5 and we were seated outside on a rainy night , the humidity so high even with the fans we were sweating. It made for an uncomfortable dining experience even though the food was delicious . The space is too small inside and the outside dining is ‘winter only ‘use .

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SD
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Not quite a restaurant, not quite a lounge, the cuisine is very good here if the place is a little cramped and hither and yon. I got a glimpse of the Happy Hour menu and it seems to be the way to go.

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MD
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and innovative cuisine. Terrific experience; the food is always great.

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n
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food by Chef Masa was very good. The quality, excellent.

The service was friendly, prompt and professional.

I was disappointed in the room and the upkeep by the hotel. They should be ashamed of themselves.

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HP
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for Miami Spice with a group of friends, it was absolutely amazing! Great food, great ambiance, service was perfect.

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MV
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Awesome food and service, though music way too Loud for fine dining.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

No me gustó. Platos pequeños, postre super sensillo... y ademas caro. El peor de miami spice 2018

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TT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Oh my god. Talk about service! We went for Miami spice and had Erika...she was out of this world! We are locals and had been before but wanted to try Spice Menu and also do a Whiskey Tasting and Erika gave us all the good info! So glad we had her, was my best experience yet! ❤️👌🏻

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BB
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Food was quite mediocre, service was well below that. Management was completely disinterested in improving the experience... wouldn’t return- plenty of other Japanese restaurants with better quality!

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KG
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Our experience was tarnished as soon as we showed up because we made reservations and there was no table available except an outside table for 8 and we were 4. We decided to stay and sit outside. Our server was not a very good communicator, our food came in no specific order, entrees before the appetizer, and my rice never showed up. Over experience just so so, not worth going to South Beach for this place.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Leave the dragon rolls aside for Fresh Market and come enjoy the authentic culinary delights of Japanese cuisine at Azabu. Service is impeccable, and staff is knowledgeable about even the most obscure Japanese dishes. Call in advance and they may even be able to prepare your favorite dish! We attended for Miami Spice and anticipate returning again soon for their Omakase private dining experience with their executive chef. I cannot recommend their wagyu sashimi and toro tasting enough. Also, for those of you that enjoy an extensive alcohol menu, Azabu offers quite the litany of Sake and Shōchū, an array of exclusive liquors that can only be found to enjoy here. Indecisive? They’ll even allow you to sample most Sakes before committing to your decision.

My husband and I have visited Japan several times, and can say with all certainty that this restaurant is just as good as Nobu Miami, serving top quality ingredients and for a reasonable price at that. Truly, Oishii!

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K
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for miami spice and it was great. We also added a few sushi rolls which was perfect for 3 people. Also the matcha green tea cheesecake is a game changer. Hot towels when you sit down at the table is a nice touch. Our server was sweet and attentive but not annoying. Happy I finally checked it out and seeing that I live on the beach, will see be back soon!

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New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you’re looking for a more authentic Japanese cuisine look no further. I love Japanese food and this belongs to my go to list along with Naoe (true Japanese), Zuma and Nobu. We had a Japanese waitress that was amazing. I recommend the lobster tempura, fried corn, their sushi pieces and their famous shrimp (even it comes with a specific sauce that everybody may not like). I really like their combination of Japanese ingredients that are not so Americanized. Try the tofu panna cotta and their matcha cheesecake. The atmosphere was great too!

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AD
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Like always Great!!! Bryan is the best!!!

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BS
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The atmosphere is dark and intimate, though the use of flashlights by other diners and staff dulled the vibe. The service was excellent and attentive. The chef's amuse was a tasty combination of fried fish. We started with a delicious and tender octopus skewer. I was very excited about the beef tataki but it was an incredibly small portion even with the understanding that the meat is high quality. Following the waiter's recommendation, we got the chirashi bowl and the robata pork. Our entrees were decent but not outstanding or exciting. The chocolate cake was sweet and rich and paired well with the ice cream. The yuzu key lime pie was a disappointment. It was prepared as a pudding with no crust. The cocktails were beautifully presented but they were very light with barely a hint of alcohol. The whiskey list is decent though I expected more variety and better prices. I was disappointed in the house blend.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Sushi was good but nothing special.

Service was good but again nothing special.

The overall ambiance is better than your typical Japanese restaurant but I’m not sure it justifies the slightly higher than average price for the food.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

The food was not good. The service was awesome and everyone there was so nice so I wish that I could write a good review. I just can’t.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was extremely slow, food very average. It seems that miami spice clients do not get the same service.

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