Below is a list of the top and leading Japanese Restaurants in Miami. To help you find the best Japanese Restaurants located near you in Miami, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Miami’s Best Japanese Restaurants:
The top rated Japanese Restaurants in Miami, FL are:
- Hiyakawa Miami – caring for others by perfectly anticipating their needs
- Wabi Sabi Miami – unforgettable experiences that redefinition luxury and hospitality
- Sushi Chef Japanese Restaurant & Market – Miami’s best Japanese dishes for over 24 years
- Zuma Miami – complete locations to host your corporate or social luncheon
- Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ – ideal choice for first dates
Hiyakawa Miami is a modern Japanese restaurant entrenched in tradition that blends a steadfast dedication to craft with a devotion to the world’s finest ingredients to introduce an experience like no other. Their emphasis is simplicity, seasonality, and kikubari, the Japanese art of caring for others by perfectly anticipating their needs. They use traditional practices to prepare no more than 50 meals a night composed of seasonal ingredients from boutique purveyors and growers.
From their aged soy sauces to fresh wasabi, nothing is neglected. Their kitchen utilizes such traditional techniques as agemono, yakimono, nimono, and tsukemono to provide complete, balanced meals alongside omakase progressions tuned to seasonality.
“Outstanding service. A long list of wines and sakes. Japan has arrived in Miami. You can tell these guys know what they are doing. I highly recommend the oh-toro Tamaki with pickles the best Tamaki I have ever tasted since I was in Tokyo. They have a seasonal menu that is very fresh. The whole evening was expensive but it’s 100% worth it. I’ll definitely go back again with a smile on my face.” – Cristian T.
Wabi Sabi Miami
Wabi Sabi Miami is a customary Japanese restaurant that uses simple, conventional techniques to provide a brief selection of sushi and donburi in a comfortable setting. Their name, Wabi Sabi, stems from the Japanese philosophy of not just accepting, but cuddling the beauty of imperfection. They seek to continually delight in distortion, and elegance in simplicity. They concentrate on ingredients and hospitality to furnish guests with unforeseen and unforgettable experiences that redefinition luxury and hospitality. Wabi Sabi started in 2018 compressing the breadth and depth of Japan’s culinary traditions into five signature dishes concentrated on quality and flawless execution.
Today, their menu features traditional rolls and hand rolls, careful omakase platters, refined vegetarian offerings, and various private dining experiences. Guests can appreciate an ever-changing array of seasonal and hard-to-find ingredients served in multiple formats, while also enjoying the capability to personalize donburi with various bases and sauces.
Menu, Private Dining, Order Pickup, Reserve
“Some of the best sushi in Miami right now. So fresh so delicious, the vibe is really open and airy. Smaller sushi portions but worth the quality. The poke bowl was huge and delicious.” – Barbara G.
Sushi Chef Japanese Restaurant & Market
Sushi Chef Japanese Restaurant & Market, Chef Enomoto was concerned with the culinary arts at a young age. He transferred to Tokyo and in 1958 he entered the Tokiwa-ya company, provider to the Imperial Household Agency (office to the Emperor and Empress and other Imperial Family), where under the instruction and guidance of Grand Chef Ryozo Satoh he starts his education and training gaining his license cook certificate in 1960.
Chef Enomoto and his family traveled to sunny South Florida and in 1991 set up Sushi Chef Japanese Restaurant in the beginning was a Japanese market and a few tables for lunch. As the years went by Sushi Chef has matured to be one of Miami’s hidden treasures for locals to get their Japanese food. Sushi Chef and Chef Enomoto have been astonishing its customers with Miami’s best Japanese dishes for over 24 years.
Menu, Dine-In, Takeout, Delivery
“Definitely one of our top 5 Japanese restaurants in Miami. Came here to celebrate a birthday and as always, we had a great time. The food was spectacular and delicious. The wines and beers were all also very tasty with the food. Service is also very good.” – Sophia R.
Zuma Miami situated in the heart of downtown brings chef Rainer Becker’s globally celebrated style of modern Japanese izakaya dining from the robata grill and kitchen to its flagship US location. Zuma Miami provides two extraordinary spaces perfect for any event. Their beautiful private dining room and waterfront terrace are the complete locations to host your corporate or social luncheon, brunch, cocktail receptions, or dinner. Featuring contemporary Japanese cuisine that is authentic but not traditional. The menu exhibits a diversity of dishes from its three kitchens: the main kitchen, the sushi counter, and the robata grill.
Reservations, Menu, Private Dining
“World-class experience by far. Zuma is meeting & exceeding all expectations, nothing can be better. Truly an exceptional, amazing experience. On my second visit, & we were just as pleased & impressed, so grateful for the experience. The food is amazing, the culture, ambiance, everything is top notch. Thank you Zuma for another amazing experience, would love it if you guys expanded to Chicago.” – LaShanda D.
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ wants its food dining experience to motivate laughter, conversation, and amazing times. You can’t help it – with a personal grill established at every table, everyone immediately becomes an expert cook. Their friendly staff wishes to lead guests through the dining experience with helpful suggestions. The sounds nearby you are of parties and laughter – the ideal choice for first dates, families, and catching up with friends.
Gyu-Kaku, meaning “Horn of the Bull” in Japanese, offers the authentic Japanese yakiniku (grilled barbecue) dining experience where customers share premium cooked meats over a flaming charcoal grill while sipping on Japanese sake, shochu, and frosty cold beers. Gyu-Kaku tenders a wide variety of meats including the bestseller Harami Skirt Steak in Miso Marinade and Certified Angus Kalbi Short Rib in Tare Sweet Soy Marinade.
Menu, Reservations, Gift Cards, Rewards
“We are from New York and we have been here twice when visiting Florida and wow. We are obsessed. Really great meat quality and customer service. We don’t do the deal or all-you-can-eat we just order what we like and ugh it’s so so good. Highly recommend.” – Sandip S.
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