Kissaki, an upscale New York sushi restaurant, is opening in Miami Beach
Kissaki Miami, located at 500 South Pointe Drive Suite 160, is a Japanese restaurant that serves sushi and omakase menus.
The Japanese eatery will make its debut on Jan. 3. Kissaki is being led by Executive Chef Edgar Valerio, who previously worked at Jewel Bako, a Michelin-starred restaurant in New York City where he practiced omakase.
Omakase, which translates to “I leave it up to you” in Japanese, is a chef’s choice style of dining that’s popular at sushi restaurants.
Kissaki’s 10- and 15-course omakase menu offers a trolley of fresh dishes, including uni and caviar supplied from Kissaki’s own fishery in Japan.
“Kissaki’s dining experience is an artful journey,” said Valerio. “We’ve carefully curated a menu that marries tradition with innovation, and a dining atmosphere that reflects our dedication to excellence.”
The 3000-square-foot restaurant is equipped with a bar and dark drinking dens, where cocktails, wines, beers, sakes and Japanese whiskeys can be enjoyed.
Kissaki’s Miami Beach location is set up in the city’s South of Fifth neighborhood. It was designed by Lauren Jayne Design, a Brooklyn-based interior design firm.
New York-based restaurateur Garry Kanfer opened Kissaki in January 2020 in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
Kissaki expanded with locations in Manhattan’s Upper West Side, The Hamptons and Greenwich, Connecticut.
The Miami location is the first Kissaki location outside of New York’s tri-state area.
“We are incredibly excited to bring the Kissaki experience to Miami Beach,” said Kanfer. “The city's diverse dining culture is the perfect backdrop for our vision of honoring the tradition of sushi while enjoying the immersive ambiance.”