Best Sushi Near Me – South Florida Edition
Best Sushi Near Me - the South Florida Edition
If you live in South Florida and you're googling "best sushi near me," you don't need to look any further. We're representing both Miami and Fort Lauderdale in ten top of the top sushi spots throughout South Florida.
Grab your day planner (do they still have those?) or bookmark food section of the OTL City Guides, and you're all set. Just don't do what my mother did and scoop up the wasabi, confusing it with guacamole. What? Yes, it's true, sad to say.
Best Sushi Near Me - Miami
Zuma - Downtown Miami
For an upscale sushi experience, you may want to head to downtown Miami for a four-star meal at Zuma.
This particular restaurant has a modern Japanese vibe to it, with a comprehensive menu that not only includes sushi but other seafood dishes. The rolls include a variety of delicious sashimi, maki, nigiri, plus you've got tempura to boot.
You'll find excellent and efficient service at Zuma, all within a modern Asian environment.
NAOE - Miami
You need reservations to get into NAOE. It has a five-star rating from Forbes Travel Guide and only seats eight for two seatings nightly (6 pm and 9:30 pm).
NAOE is a restaurant that demands your time but makes it every bit sweeter. The restaurant is highly accommodating and prepares the food specifically for the diners. While the Chef is preparing your meal, you need to be prepared for a three-hour exclusive experience.
The Chef's Tasting Menu is $220 per person plus a 20% service charge and taxes.
661 Brickell Key Drive, Miami, FL 33131
Hoshi & Sushi
If you live in Carriage House Condominiums, you've already got the hookup at Hoshi & Sushi.
It's a Miami Beach go-to for dine-in or free delivery, and sushi is the big draw. Most of the Sushi Combos are less than $20 and come with House Salad or Miso Soup.
Like the idea of sushi without the seafood? There are four types of vegetarian rolls, including Avocado and Tempura Vegetable.
Toni’s Sushi Bar - South Miami Beach
Toni's Sushi Bar has been in south Miami Beach since 1987 and is another upscale spot. Residents know that Toni's has been consider4ed as one of the best for more than 30 years, and it's for a good reason.
Not only does the restaurant have a great ambiance, but it offers a variety of Japanese cuisines. Their flavors showcase a blend of different Asian cooking styles.
Over the years, the chefs have perfected the seasoning and tenderness of the sushi. Toni's sashimi and tempura are always fresh and consistent.
Toni's Sushi Bar
1208 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Website: Toni's Sushi Bar
Matsuri Japanese Restaurant - Miami
Matsuri Japanese Restaurant is a much more affordable sushi option than the last few on our list.
As the name specifies, the restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisines. It is ranked number one in Miami for Japanese food, particularly for its sushi. You get some of the best quality of a variety of sashimi at Matsuri. Their service is decent, and also welcomes vegans to the place.
The only downside is that Matsuri doesn't have a proper website for you to peruse first.
Matsuri Japanese Restaurant
5759 Bird Road, Miami, FL 33155-5335
Best Sushi Near Me - Fort Lauderdale
S3 Sun Surf Sand Restaurant - Fort Lauderdale
The beautiful oceanside S3 Sun Surf Sand is a place with an American feel and exquisite seafood and sushi.
S3 offers cuisines with a blend of local and Japanese cooking styles. For sushi, you have to try their Full Moon and Caribbean roll dishes. The restaurant service is top-notch, and the atmosphere is upscale-casual but easy-breezy.
S3 Sun Surf Sand
505 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-4109
Website: S3 Sun Surf Sand
Tsukuro - Fort Lauderdale
One of the best restaurants in Fort Lauderdale, Tsukuro, specializes in Asian cuisines. Their menu items are mainly Japanese and seafood, but their cooking style is both local and Asian.
The restaurant offers a variety of fresh sushi, with amazing sashimi and rolls. Tsukuro has an aquatic feel to go with the seafood. A raw bar menu also offers "towers" for sharing with the table.
If you're out for a party, there's also a DJ at Tsukuro on the weekend.
225 S Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1507
Sushi 1 Take Out - Fort Lauderdale
Sushi 1 Take Out is just that, sushi for you to eat at home, on the go, or at the beach.
From sashimi and nigiri to rolls, everything is spot on in consistency and taste. Their service is quick, so even if you don't order far in advance, you won't have much of a wait.
In addition to the rolls, you can also order Bento Boxes, Soups, and Salads.
The downside is that there isn't an official website. You can check out Sushi 1's Facebook page, though, and order from any number of food delivery services, like DoorDash.
Asia Bay Sushi Bar - Fort Lauderdale
The food variety and friendly nature of Asia Bay Sushi Bar designate it as one of the best restaurants in Fort Lauderdale for Japanese cuisines. Asia Bay is all about a modern ambiance, excellent service, and top-notch food.
You may want to try the "Party for One." It's $27 and includes a California Roll, six pieces of Sushi, and nine of Sashimi. The Tempura and Sushi Combos range from $25 to $34 and also include rice and soup or salad.
Asia Bay Sushi Bar
1111 E Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2359
Website: Asia Bay
Sushi Rock Cafe - Fort Lauderdale
Its specialty is in the name, and the Sushi Rock Cafe is a delightful restaurant for many Asian dishes as well.
While Asia Bay is a better choice for Japanese food overall, when it comes to sushi, you will not find a place better than Sushi Rock Cafe! Their sashimi is always fresh and seasoned to perfection. The restaurant service and atmosphere are no less than the quality of the sushi. A must-try for the sushi lovers of Fort Lauderdale!
So, I live in South Florida, what's the best sushi near me?
You asked and we've delivered (and some of these restaurants will as well).
Even if you're a regular at your go-to spot in Miami or Fort Lauderdale, it never hurts to try something new. Our list includes both casual and fine dining options, so you're covered across the board.