Pubbelly Sushi Aventura

4.3
96 reviews
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The Pubbelly puts a fresh spin on sushi at their foray into Japanese cuisine. Chef/co-owner Jose Mendin introduces unexpected ingredients and Latin flavors to create inventive rolls you won’t find anywhere else. Pubbelly’s gastropub roots will bring you a variety Pub-inspired dishes with a Latin & Asian twist.
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TK
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the Tuna Pizza its so different and we would highly recommend

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p
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent. We did goy early at five pm. The food was good .

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ET
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Most importantly, service was bad. Ten minutes after we sat here comes the server. She kept apologizing. My friends food all came out in three pieces about 10 minutes before mine. These folks don’t work for that tip they include before the bill arrives.

Pubbelly Sushi Aventura
Responded on April 7, 2019

We are so sorry to hear your experience with us was less than stellar. It is sometimes difficult to hear the not-so good stuff, however this will definitely help us to learn and improve. We would love it if you could give us another chance, so please feel free to reach out to me directly for another reservation so we can show you what we are truly made of Cecilia Romero DOO Cecilia@PubbellyUSA

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

Terrible food - maybe the worst sushi ever. Most everything was fried?? Good drinks though.

Pubbelly Sushi Aventura
Responded on April 7, 2019

We are so sorry to hear we did not meet and then exceed your expectations during your time with us. We are always looking to better and greatly appreciate you taking the time to let us know what went wrong. Please give us another try so we can make sure this time everything is perfect.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was excellent. The food was phenomenal and the service was outstanding.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Our waitress was wonderful in recommendations for our children and because it was happy hour we were able to try a variety of foods. No one left hungry and we tried a variety of foods.

Pubbelly Sushi Aventura
Responded on April 7, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We are proud of what we have accomplished and are pleased your expectations were met and exceeded.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love the varied menu, delicious. I am VERY picky about sushi, and this place never fails to serve superfresh, love it!

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MM
Montreal
37 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very innovative cuisine. Second time at this restaurant and enjoyed the food and surroundings. Would have liked our waiter to be more proactive by recommending different dishes given the unusual nature of some of the items. He seemed distracted and rushed at times on a busy Saturday night.

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TF
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Our cocktails were missing the boba and my friend asked for spicy mayo on the side that was never brought to the table and we were then charged for. Our waitress was very helpful in the beginning and then kind of disappeared until we asked for the check. The food is great here but pretty pricey for what you’re getting in terms of quantity, quality & service. Second time going and don’t feel a need to return.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ordered was DELICIOUS! pretty to sit outside. It was definitely pricey... but worth it for a special occasion or vacation night .

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BC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was DELICIOUS!! Service was AWESOME!! Kids wanted California/Tuna Rolls they made it no problem! AWESOME!! Will be back!!! WILLY the waiters assistant was awesome!!

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f
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Tuna pizza was NOT. TUNA. ! Tasted & looked like salmon.
Was salty as salmon can be. Spicy hamachi roll was NOT. a roll
Even tho it was under the roll catagory . IT WAS Spicy tuna on crispy rice ! AND. they charged $1. For tap water ! Will not be returning .

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s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I am a fan of Pubbelly and I eat at a pub belly monthly. The service was not the best although the hostess did a very good ob pitching in. The food took a long time to come out. If you eat at Pubbelly - you know that they are known to get the food out quickly. Not sure way the wait. Outdoor seating was nice except for the sticky table which I was told - that's the way they are. Everyone is entitled to a bad day so I would definitely tell my friends to eat there. Just not outside.

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R
Detroit
84 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had been to the South Beach location several times and loved it. Therefore, I was thrilled to find an Aventura location, which is right around the corner from where my parents winter. My girlfriend, who does not generally like fish, thoroughly enjoyed her meal, which really says something. In particular, she loved the Miso Black Cod, the Tuna Tartar, and the Butter Crab Roll (which is an absolute must!). I was already a fan, but they converted a non-fish eater into someone who now has a much more open mind.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 3

Serval mistakes made. Had to send back MISO SOUP twice.

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V
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The sushi was just ok... I was expecting better (bigger pieces of sashimi, less sauces, less rice on sushi)

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SM
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding, food so creative and delicious, clean and beautiful atmosphere! Prices fair but noise level made conversation uncomfortable.

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London
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The service was terrible. Food was fast food quality. Went with high expectations but pubbelly aventura was totally dissapointing. :((

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London
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always

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RS
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I would only return to Pubbelly in Aventura only if shopping at the mall but not make a special trip. The food was very good but the menu options confusing and felt rushed to order even though restaurant was empty. Although the waiter was nice he did not explain the food options and fusions, we ordered random, which was fine - but would have liked more time to understand each of the options available. I didn't know until the end of my meal that I could have ordered a dragon roll which was not on the menu.

The meal was pricey and only had 2 rolls, fried rice and tea....was over $70 with tip not worth it when can go anywhere else and get more for the price.

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WW
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe and food! We loved it! Bartender was friendly and provided excellent service! Can’t wait to come back!

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L
Miami
53 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here 2 times and can't wait to go back. The food is delicious and the service incredible.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

All and all, a very good experience. Service was a little scattered with multiple people coming to the table but no clearly defined server etc... . Will dine here again.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent sushi and interesting dishes combined with a great wine selection and a fun atmosphere made for a great night out with friends.

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SG
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

Went here for my birthday, and I wish I hadn’t- spoiled a beautiful day I had been having. I never received such poor service. We literally saw our waiter only 1 time (not kidding) when placing appetizer order. After 40 min, we hadn’t gotten our appetizers yet or been able to place our entree order because no one stopped by anymore. The manager came by eventually and took our order and brought our food. I had to pay my bill at the bar after waiting for another 30 min. It’s a shame, because the food was outstanding- if you ever get it.

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London
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Warm beer
Bad service
Too much fried food

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Even the vegetables tasted delicious. Love the tuna pizza.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible service

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Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Went the first time was it was amazing Then went again and waited half hour for table. They were out of Sake we like Went for a lobster dish we love and they were out of lobster
So second experience wasn’t great but will try again

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s
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Not your "standard" sushi rolls in size or scope. Fresh quality!

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J
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Timing was off on the food. I had ordered the pork belly kimchi rice as a side for my main and it came out before my appetizers, although the rice tasted good it was way over priced. It comes in a small bowl, an over cooked quail egg, and has very little pork belly for $15. Other than that food was fine. The only stand out portion of my meal were the Shishito peppers and the Wagyu Tartar roll which were both phenomenal. If I go back I'll probably just order those 2 items. I haven't had anything else on the menu that I felt was worth having again.

Also it took over 10 minutes after finishing my meal to get the check and had to ask the person bussing the table for it.

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Miami
26 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

It is getting worse and worse. Terrible food and terrible service

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j
Mexico City
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Sushi para millennials

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A
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Short staffed. First choice of drink not available. Had a reservation and was asked to sit at the bar to wait even though there were plenty of free tables available. The barman was kind enough to serve us on a table.
Miso soup subpar, and dinner was generally overpriced. Tostone ceviche was loaded with onion mixed into it that overpowered the ceviche.
Too bad, I was a fan of the original PB. I suppose Pubbelly guys grew too quickly and haven’t been able to have consistent quality throughout their restaurants.

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BB
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Good food however it is pricey for a mall restaurant

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CF
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 2ambience 3

Very disappointed, we choose the $30 per person sampler menu, for 4 personne. We never get the whole sampling, and only 2 desserts that we had to beg for, they were another big party going on and apparently not enought servers to address the crowd. The food was excellent, the total was $288 after adding drinks for 4, a little stieff on the drinks. Anyway, the food was incredibly good, the noise a little high. The service quite slow. In all a pleasant but not so pleasant experience.

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AS
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

I love the Pubbelly chain, have been to all of them, including the pop ups. I live in brickell and go to the one at BCC probably once a week. We went to the Aventura location and honestly it was probably the worse service I’ve had at a restaurant ever. Please note I’ve been in the industry for a very long time and I’m always the one person that won’t let my friends complain and I let almost everything slide but service this day was rough to say the least. It was a slow night, our server was also the bartender. He took about 15 min to come over just to greet us. Another 15 for water, took only two drink orders at a time, then forgot some of the orders. We were sitting for 45 min before we can put in a food order and honestly contemplated many times leaving and eating elsewhere but we knew the food was worth sticking around for. Also, not just putting the blame on only the bartender. We even asked the manager for assistance and she was at a dining table doing paperwork and couldn’t be bothered.

Please note I’m not writing this to get something out of it, more to share so you’re aware as I would want to know

Thank you

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M
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place food amazing . Service awesome

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Miami
10 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I’d been to Pubbelly before and had a better experience. I ordered the tuna tartare appetizer and it was awful, it was definetely not fresh (I pointed this out to the waiter when we got our check and it was taken off). The rest of the plates were good. We were seated outside and our server kind of forgot about us.
Will go back though, I think they were on an off day, happens.

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b
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

food was good
service was a slow and the facility was not busy

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