Nobu Miami: Treat Your Tastebuds To This Japanese Fine Dining Experience
I like a lot of Japanese things, Japanese food is just one of them. I am lucky enough to have travelled to Japan and experienced the cuisine first hand, and trust me when I tell you it's nothing like the Japanese food you get anywhere else in the world. However, when I visited Nobu Miami, I was pleasantly surprised and I felt like I had returned to Japan for a just a little while.
Japanese food is not just about Sushi, that is just what uneducated Westerners think. The food is so much more diverse than that. I have to confess I didn't know what I was eating half the time in Japan, but was just open to trying new things (apart from Whale meat...I made sure I didn't eat any of that).
About Nobu Miami
Located in the trendy Eden Roc Hotel in the centre of South Beach, Nobu Miami adds a classy-chic vibe to the iconic hotel. A reservation is a must for this place, so make sure you are organised to avoid disappointment. Nobu creator and Head Chef Nobu Matsuhisa takes you on a journey to discover real Japanese cuisine with a touch of Peruvian and Argentinian influence, stemming from his travels around the world.
The service is timely and professional, as to be expected with this standard of restaurant and the menu serves enough choice to satisfy all taste buds. Just make sure if you are super hungry that your bank balance is looking healthy, the portion sizes are pretty small and I lost track of how many dishes I ordered. Being a foodie, I wanted to try as much as possible obviously. The seafood was incredibly fresh, as is a must with a Japanese restaurant of this standard and each dish has its own style and beautiful presentation. Some of my favourite dishes were the very popular Black Cod with Miso, Rock Shrimp Tempura and the Glacier 51 Seabass with Dry Miso. The fish was just melt in the mouth and the Sushi dishes were not over flavoured, like I find with most Sushi these days.
I hope to visit one of the Nobu restaurants again in the future, but maybe in a different part of the world! I hope you check out Nobu Miami next time you are on South Beach and please let me know what you thought!