Discover the Best Sushi in Miami

The OpenTable Team

Whether in the mood for a relaxing day at one of the country's most beautiful beaches, eager to take the family on a coastal adventure or looking to hit up the famous nightlife, Miami won't let you down. This South Florida city stands out as one of the most popular vacation destinations in America - and not just for the turquoise, glittering beaches. Miami houses some of the hottest spots on the culinary scene. With its seaside location, it comes as no surprise that diners can find lots of sushi around. Japanese chefs in Miami often rely on traditional approaches, but sometimes take a modern twist. So where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. We asked in-the-know foodies where to find the best sushi in Miami. Read on to find out which restaurants they love most.

Restaurants:Chotto Matte Miami, Novikov Miami, Azabu Miami Beach
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Japanese
Neighborhoods:Miami Beach / South Beach, Brickell

Chotto Matte Miami

$$$$·Japanese·
Miami Beach / South Beach
738 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Hot Spot
If you’re looking for some of the best sushi in Miami, head to Chotto Matte for an experience you will revel in. They offer just the right mix of a contemporary urban spectacle andRead more
84% recommended
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Novikov Miami

$$$$·Japanese·
Brickell
608 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Novikov is a sophisticated and world-renowned Chinese-Japanese restaurant located on a bustling corner of Downtown Miami. Grab a seat in the lovely dining room or outside on the teRead more
94% recommended
Japanese in Miami / Southeast Florida

Azabu Miami Beach

$$$$·Japanese·
Miami Beach / South Beach
284 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Cosy
Azabu Miami beach is one of the trendiest new sushi restaurants in the city. Guests are treated to an authentic and intimate dining experience that will transport you straight to aRead more
Neighbourhood Gem in Miami / Southeast Florida

Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill - South Beach

$$$$·Japanese·
Miami
512 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
Blue Ribbon is a top name in the sushi world and this Miami outpost lives up to the hype. Nestled in the historic and newly restored Plymouth Hotel in the flourishing Mid-Beach DisRead more
92% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Miami / Southeast Florida
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Katsuya at SLS LUX Brickell - SBE

$$$$·Japanese·
Miami
304 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Many locals consider Katsuya the best sushi restaurant in Miami because they make an effort to ensure that every single detail of the dining experience is exceptional. The restauraRead more
81% recommended
Japanese in Miami / Southeast Florida
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Makoto - Bal Harbour

$$$$·Japanese·
Miami
2,021 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Hot Spot
Makoto is the newest restaurant by Stephen Starr and is located in the prestigious Bal Harbour Shops. Shoppers can top off a long day with an indulgent meal at one of the best sushRead more
95% recommended
Japanese in Miami / Southeast Florida

Zuma Japanese Restaurant - Miami

$$$$·Japanese·
Miami
2,081 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Waterfront
Located in the heart of downtown Miami, Zuma is part of the Kimpton EPIC Hotel and is an awesome place for both locals and guests of the hotel to check out for fresh sushi. Chef RaRead more
88% recommended
Japanese in Miami / Southeast Florida
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Toni's Sushi Bar

$$$$·Sushi·
Miami Beach / South Beach
124 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries
Toni’s Sushi Bar is one of the first places that comes to mind when locals here think of amazing fresh fish and Japanese food. It opened in 1987 and has been a hit with the crowds Read more
100% recommended

Mandrake

$$$$·Japanese·
Miami Beach / South Beach
150 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Looking for a night of one-of-a-kind entertainment? Head to Mandrake Miami in the heart of Miami Beach for a chance to try their French-Indochine menu that showcases flavor pairingRead more
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Pubbelly Sushi Brickell

$$$$·Sushi·
Brickell
439 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Tapas
The Pubbelly, located on South Miami Avenue, strives to put a fresh spin on sushi at their foray into Japanese cuisine. Jose Mendin, chef and co-owner, introduces unexpected ingredRead more
93% recommended
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ETARU Hallandale

$$$$·Japanese·
Hallandale Beach
396 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Etaru is a contemporary Japanese Robatayaki restaurant in Fort Lauderdale that locals claim serves some of the best sushi in Miami. It’s a casual, neighborhood joint that welcomes Read more
81% recommended
Scenic View in Miami / Southeast Florida

Watr at the 1 Rooftop

$$$$·Sushi·
Miami Beach / South Beach
356 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for a Date
Watr at the 1 Rooftop Miami is the perfect place to go to dazzle a date or have a memorable evening with friends. You can float 18 stories above the city and enjoy 360-degree viewsRead more
85% recommended
Late Night Find in Miami / Southeast Florida

Dragonfly Izakaya and Fish Market

$$$$·Japanese·
Doral
404 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tapas
Dragonfly offers a true catch-to-consumption experience featuring the freshest fish you can find in Miami. It is actually located behind a working fish market where they sell localRead more
94% recommended
Japanese in Miami / Southeast Florida

Benihana - Coral Gables

$$$$·Japanese·
Coral Gables / Coral Way / Little Havana
871 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Group Bookings
  • Special Occasions
Benihana provides an entertaining and memorable dining experience for all. Guests are seated at communal tables in groups and get to watch a personal chef perform Teppanyaki, the aRead more
88% recommended
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Monkitail

$$$$·Japanese·
Hollywood
1,121 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
Monkitail is a casual elegant Japanese spot located in Hollywood right off of Ocean Drive. Famed Chef and Restaurateur Michael Schulson puts a contemporary spin on the classic izakRead more
94% recommended
Japanese in Miami / Southeast Florida
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Kuro- Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood FL

$$$$·Japanese·
Hollywood
1,009 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Kuro at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is the latest restaurant in addition to the hotel. The great central Hollywood location and fine dining atmosphere make it a hot spot foRead more
89% recommended
Best Overall in Miami / Southeast Florida
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26 Sushi & Tapas

$$$$·Sushi·
Surfside
215 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Tapas
  • Creative Cuisine
Sushi and Tapas in Surfside is a first-class Latin-Fusion restaurant certified by Kosher Miami. 26 presents a great kosher sushi and tapas menu that highlights Miami’s multi-culturRead more
95% recommended

Asia Bay Sushi Bar & Thai

$$$$·Sushi·
Fort Lauderdale
611 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Waterfront
  • Outdoor Eating
Asia Bay Sushi and Thai cuisine is made with high-quality, fresh ingredients in order to create spectacular taste sensations. Located in Fort Lauderdale, they have a lovely settingRead more
84% recommended
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