At 10Best, we're always on the lookout for Miami's best restaurants, and while we appreciate places that have a broad culinary range, we can't help but adore restaurants that specialize in a given cuisine. When we're in the mood for Japanese food in Miami, we head to Francesco - a reader favorite - or we count on Shibui's solid track record and consistently great dishes. You'll find these places - and any of the restaurants on our list - to be fantastic options for Japanese cuisine, and if you're looking to concentrate your efforts, start with the vibrant South Beach area.


This secret treasure is a favorite with an impressive number of Miami's Japanese-Americans, thanks in large part to its irresistible sushi and tempura dishes. Regulars swear that no other restaurant in West Dade serves up such a delicious...  Read More

Hiro's Yakko San

Standout Japanese cuisine makes this kitchen a favorite with folks who appreciate some of Japan's lesser-known delicasies, from panko-crusted oysters to kim chee hot pots to chrysanthemum tempura. Order several of their small plates (with sake,...  Read More


Cool, color-drenched SushiSamba dromo has shed its NYC roots and made the transition to sunny South Beach quite well. A hit with the stylish set, the undeniably chic eatery gets a rhythmic kick with high-energy Brazilian tunes. The food is a...  Read More

The elder statesman of SoBe sushi joints, Toni's has managed to stay hip, young, and trendy despite myriad competitors that have sprung up over the years. Indeed, locals and knowing tourists applaud the laid-back atmosphere and quintessential...  Read More

Nobu Miami Beach
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The key to dining at Nobu the first couple of times is to ask lots of questions. Servers are happy to guide you through the menu and help you navigate the sushi experience. Tempura, teriyaki and salads frequently entice diners, or you can give...  Read More

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Bucking expectation, suburban Kendall is home to some of Miami's best sushi. Over the years, Shibui has earned a faithful following with its carefully prepared Japanese fare, which includes teriyaki chicken, tempura vegetables and impeccable...  Read More

Su Shin

An elegant Japanese option with a diverse menu of Nipponese favorites, this is one of Kendall's most popular restaurants for business meals or special evenings out. At lunchtime, sushi is the top choice, and you'll find a broad range of nigiri...  Read More

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Lima's award-winning restaurant now has an outpost in Miami, and it's every bit as good. Expect some wizardry from the kitchen because the chef-owner is Peruvian-Italian, and his native, seafood-based cuisine borrows heavily from Peru's Japanese...  Read More