Pubbelly Sushi Aventura

4.3
61 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Sushi
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Sushi
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Happy Hour
Daily 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
Mon–Thu, Sun 9:00 pm–10:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(305) 690-7710
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jose Mendin and Jorge Mijangos
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Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 61 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.0
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CF
Miami
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 7, 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
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place food amazing . Service awesome

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OT
Miami
9 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
19 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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

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OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great night as always :) thanks

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OT
Miami
43 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food. Too expensive.

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VL
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We got there and they showed us to our table. We were there reviewing the menu for several minutes, and nobody showed up to introduce themselves or ask for the drink order.
The restaurant had just a few customers, so it wasn't busy but the servers just decided to ignore us. After some time they brought another couple and sat them in the table next to us, the place was almost empty and decided to sit them in a table just barely separated from ours, so no privacy at all.
After 15 minutes of being completely ignored, we walked away.
This place is not cheap, and you'd expect a good service, but it wasn't the case for us, not recommendable at all.

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AM
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our time at PubBelly Sushi, although we got lots initially in the mall finding the spot once we were there we had a blast. We sat at the bar and the bartender was extremely helpful and friendly. We participated in the Miami Spice menu, initially I thought the portions were small but considering you get 4 courses, we were stuffed at the end. The flavors of each dish were very good. I would definitely visit again.
One of the many highlights were the "Bloody Geisha" drink, aside from the name it was very tasty and perfectly mixed.

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HR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Restaurant was warm and a bit uncomfortable on a hot summer night. The food was decent but great. Overall so so...

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MI
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Food was amazing. I went with my partner for Miami Spice and did the additional $18 for beverage pairings. SO WORTH IT. Service wasn’t anything special.

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NM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Food was average, service was below that. Looked like no manager around.

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AS
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The positive, food was very good. The prices were great being that we happen to go Sunday at 6:30 and happy hour was going on. Everything we ordered tasted very, very good but the SERVICE!!! This was our first time dining here so we will have to go again to see but the kitchen was so slow putting out food. The place was not busy at all, I counted 10 table of no more than 3 people each and my wife and I at the bar. We ordered off the happy hour menu and it took our first dish out of 4 we ordered at the same time 30 minutes to come out which was corn, very good corn but just corn. Our last dish came out almost 50 minutes after being ordered and all dishes we basically appetizers. Going to say they may have just been slow in the kitchen this one time but will have to see when we decide to go back if it’s something consistent with this establishment. Again, the food was very good.

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OT
Miami
43 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Very good Sushi. Love it!
Just a little overpriced but worth it.
A must go for a casual Sunday

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MA
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The food was very salty additionally we got a lemonade that taste like a bottle of chlorine was used to make it. Overall disappointing

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S
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The Miami Spice menu was totally worth it, and the food was delicious. The service started bad (I guess the shift was ending), and then it was great. The music was horrible, the playlist said “Latin” and all it was was reggeaton.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience dining here! Even with our server Javier, who was training, he made us feel right at home! Very attentive staff, if Javier was away training for a moment, another waitress Rochelle came by and made sure we were good. Kept checking in on us! Bussers were also attentive and nice! Now to the food, AMAZING! Absolutely go with the crab roll, you won’t go wrong! I also ordered the grilled octopus, it was perfect! Perfectly seasoned and texture was great. Definitely a delicacy! We went with the coco loco for dessert, it was refreshing and for sure gave us the Miami feel! It comes served in a coconut which was also aesthetically pleasing. Will be doing my best to make it there for another crab roll before I head back to Colorado! Thanks again guys for a great experience. Worth every penny! Thanks Chefs!

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L
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The food was really good. The service was just a mess. Edema me was ordered as a an appetizer, which came out 10 mins after one of the entrees appeared. The 2nd entree came out about 5 mins, after edamame appeared.
A desert was ordered, to share, and a sharing plate was brought out. The bus boy came along, after 10mins and cleared the table before he could be stopped.
Eventually the desert was cancelled and as our check was brought, the desert appeared. It was given to us, without charge, along with an apology for the busboy, who was seemingly under training.
Finishing on a positive note. I have to say, the desert was definitely worth trying, with a portion of Black Sesame Icecream, made on the premises.

Will I go back? No.

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ZL
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Pubbelly is my favorite restaurant in Miami so when I learned that Pubbelly Sushi opened in the Aventura Mall I was excited to have it closer to where we live. Everything was great, but the food seems a bit gimmicky now as opposed to unique. The service was fine but our waiter had no idea what a make roll was and a plain salmon roll came out with strips of salmon which were all fat. For the cost, it seemed rather disappointing then what I’m accustomed to from a Pubbelly restaurant.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Muy buena comida
Excelente atención
Buenos precios

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N
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was very good but the service was horrible. Waiter never really came to check on us and they were out all of thedeserts for the Miami Spice menu except for 2 flavors of mochi ice cream.

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LU
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

El sushi de pulpo una delicia! Excelente cocina

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B
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Staff was friendly. Food is all over the place. Not a real sushi place. Not sure what they’re trying to be.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The óctuplos ceviche is just rice and red onions .

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LM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I am a sushi lover and know quality, so if you are the same, Pubbelly is overrated. The Krab roll for which they seem to be known for is foe crab. The tuna crispy rice roll was good but not great. Overall it has a nice atmosphere, but the food is mediocre.

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CS
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love all about it.

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N
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun decor, great for low key sushi with family. Great service and reconditions from our waitress as it was our first visit. Everything was good but the crab/butter roll was the best thing I’ve ever had at any sushi restaurant ever.

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JK
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sushi was average but the Hamachi Sashimi was excellent. The cooked dishes were better than the sushi. The steak robata, shishito peppers, and bravas were really good. Would come back, but not for the sushi.

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a
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Waste of money

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FE
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food, very innovative fusion. Too loud for a sunday lunch

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D
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding food was just as good

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BB
Austin
16 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Portions are small which makes it a bit pricey.
Everything was delicious!!
Service was very good, several servers bringing out the food, refilling drinks and clearing the table.
All staff was extremely friendly and polite.

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LR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

I like the food but the service has been inattentive borderline rude the last 2 times I visited and it takes on the experience

Not planning to go back there are plenty of places with this type of food , decent service and not as expensive

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SD
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I had been dying to go here, & was a bit disappointed with some of the food. The tostones with ceviche were not good, neither was the baked crab roll. Other than that the experience was good, although very pricy. I paid 110 for two people, & it did not seem worth it.

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n
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great night..wagu beef sushi..the best

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IR
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, the food was delicious, the attention was impecable( Thank You Diana you are the best) for sure we will come back👌😍

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

taked a while to somebody attend us after seated

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CP
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Located near to Zara in Aventura Mall at new restaurant area. Beautiful tropical patio creates the perfect relaxed atmosphere.

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AM
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

The food was just okay. I didn't think it was anything special. We ordered the lobster roll and the description on the menu was nothing like what came out. The buffalo shrimp were good. I wouldn't rush to go back.

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LT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated right away. The place was cozy and the music not too loud. Our waiter was attentive ;filled our glasses without being asked., cleared the empty dishes and did not wait too long for our orders. We came during Happy Hour , and ordered from that menu. The pork belly( so soft and tasty) , salmon roll and tuna roll were awesome ! We got the matcha creme brulle( Mason Jar) for dessert . We will definitely come back! The price is right and the food is great!

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