Yet another New York favorite has head to South Florida, this time its Michelin-starred Sushi Azabu, located inside the Staton Social Hotel at 161 Ocean Drive. The restaurant, which has received the Michelin honor for seven years, houses various concepts under one roof including a full-service dining room, “hidden” sushi counter called The Den, and Bar Azabu, cocktail bar showcasing sakes and more than 40 imported whiskies.

Azabu Miami Beach will differ from its NYC counterpart with the introduction of two new areas; the main dining room and a secluded sushi den. The 80-seat dining room features an open-format kitchen with a menu serving up Izakaya-style dishes like Robata-grilled Yakitori, udon, Japanese fried rice served tableside on a Tobanyaki grill, and, of course, the Instagram favorite Japanese raindrop cake.

To access The Den, guests must go through the kitchen doors, where they will arrive upon a 11-seat sushi bar with made from a Hinoki Cypress tree. The menu will “strictly” serve omakase using local and imported seafood from fish markets in Japan. As for the Bar Azabu, its cocktail program will uses imported ingredients and Japanese-inspired presentation styles served in glassware handcrafted by a Japanese artisans.

Azabu Miami Beach is open daily for dinner from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. and until midnight on Friday and Saturday. The Den will accommodate call-in reservations only at 786-276-0520, Wednesday through Sunday, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. – last seating’s will be at 10 p.m. Bar Azabu is open daily from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m., including weekends.


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