January 28, 2023

In case you’ve been pondering of experiencing omakase or it’s a favourite, put Sushi by Bou Miami in your checklist. Final week was my first time at an omakase restaurant. Although, as you realize, I’m a fish lover, I don’t like, shall we embrace, unique specimens (sea urchin, eel, and many others) and didn’t need to pay over 100 {dollars} to strive it. I discovered I used to be improper on each counts and now you’ll see me going again a number of instances. Omakase means “I’ll depart it as much as you” and originated as Japanese avenue meals. It’s an opportunity to work together with the chef, on this case in an intimate and engaging area, a menu tailored to your wants and likes, and a good worth.

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Sushi by Bou has over 13 places from New York to Florida, one in Fort Lauderdale and the latest within the Brickell space. We went to the Brickell location which is an intimate ambiance with a black décor with touches of gold, lowlights and bar seating. It jogged my memory of an unique speakeasy.  We have been solely 12 diners with three cooks. Moreover the bar, there have been cocktail tables and plush seating for having fun with a cocktail earlier than or after the expertise.

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There’s a alternative of a 12 or 17 piece menu. Every “course’ is one piece of sushi, and in each dish, Sushi by Bou options very recent prime quality fish sourced domestically and globally. Picks can embrace Hamachi (yellowtail), Botan Ebi (noticed prawn), Ikura (salmon roe), Hotate (scallop), O-Toro (fatty tuna), Unagi (bbq eel) and signature Wagyuni (“surf and turf”).

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Hand rolls and different sushi favorites may be made upon request, and extra à la carte objects are additionally accessible. The concept is that the preparations are refined so the style of the fish can shine by means of. Preparations revolve round mild sauces and herbs. Suppose chives, yuzu juice, garlic, ginger and wasabi.

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In the course of the meal we had an opportunity to talk with the chef, in our case the charming and proficient Chef Moon and see his culinary prospers in motion. As Mr. W described it, you get “dinner and a present”. The expertise may be paired with a variety from their signature drink menu with highballs and imported sake.

The experiences are timed to an hour which could sound quick, however we by no means felt rushed. The 12-piece omakase is $60 per particular person and the 17-piece is $125 per particular person plus tax and tip. In case you like one of many alternatives and would really like further items, they’re accessible a la carte.

The meals pairs completely with a novel drink checklist of highballs and imported sake that may add a celebratory vibe to any event. There’s additionally a menu of recent, signature cocktails beginning at $18, together with the Shiso Southsider, with Suntory Haku vodka, shiso leaves, easy syrup and lime juice; Yuzu Honey Bee, a mix of Maker’s Mark bourbon, honey syrup, yuzu and pink peppercorn; Ay-Karai, with Casamigos Blanco, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice and agave; and El Coyote, a mixture of Sacrvm Mezcal, pineapple juice and amarena cherries. Sake flights and a collection of Japanese beers are additionally accessible.

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Sushi by Bou at SLS Brickell is open for dinner Tuesday by means of Sunday starting at 5 p.m., with the final seating at 10:00 p.m. Reservations may be made at sushibybou.com or Opentable.

Sushi by Bou, 1300 S.Miami Avenue, Miami 33130. There’s avenue parking and valet contained in the SLS Brickell.