Experience traditional Japanese cuisine with a twist in the Sunset Harbour neighborhood of Miami Beach. Sunset Harbour is considered to be the new culinary epicenter of Miami and Sushi Garage, located across the way from The Fresh Market, just might be the focal point of this cuisine-driven neighborhood. The refined ‘garage style’ natural wood interior frames a contemporary space with dim lights and lime green accents throughout, most notably at the sushi bar and cocktail bar. What sets the vibe are the 200 metal koi fish hanging from the ceiling that add even more character to this modern, hip hotspot. The name Sushi Garage is reminiscent of that the restaurant space was a former car body shop.
Helmed by Chefs Sunny Oh and Gregory Gourreau, the menu evokes a rendition of classic Japanese flavors that utilize some of the best and freshest ingredients around like fresh dill and rosemary. These flavors seal the deal on some of our favorite raw fish and sushi concepts. Look closely throughout the restaurant, and you will notice additional light green tones from the ginger and herbs growing throughout.
We were served/ordered the following dishes:
- Scottish Salmon Honey Yuzu Mustard ($18)
- Garage Ceviche ($16)
- Spicy Tuna Crispy Rice ($17)
- Chicken – Shrimp Gyoza ($15)
- Unagi White Pepper Rosemary Aioli ($14)
- Salmon Avocado Roll ($10)
The sushi served at Sushi Garage is so aromatic and each bite explodes with incredible flavor, it is the kind of high-quality sushi you would not think of sipping soy sauce into. My favorites were the Scottish Salmon with bright honey yuzu mustard and fresh dill, and the Unagi White Pepper Rosemary Aioli roll. The crispy rosemary on top was the crowning finish.
For dessert, we split the Lychee Rice Pudding Shiso Raspberry ($9). Additional desserts on the menu include Wasabi Pudding Milk Choco with Chestnut Rum Ice Cream, Soy Milk Custard with Yuzu Nashi-Pear & Melon fruit salad, and Chocolate Sudachi Crepe Cake ($9/each). We were also served non-alcoholic coconut crème, pear and matcha shots that were simply incredible. We couldn’t resist another round. Our server went above and beyond, setting the standard for a top notch visit.
If there was a restaurant experience where we were tempted to order seconds (and well, thirds) of a selection of our meal selections, Sushi Garage is certainly the spot. That is incredibly rare for us as we are already dreaming of our next visit here. If it were up to us, we would run not walk back!
Sushi Garage in Miami Beach is open for dinner Sunday-Wednesday from 5:30-10:30pm, and Thursday-Saturday from 5:30-11:30pm. Delivery is available.
http://www.sushigarage.com // 305-763-8355