Since its first location opened in Miami almost 10 years ago, restaurant Sushi Sake has taken off. That’s evidenced by 12 additional stores that followed throughout Miami-Dade County, along with one in Key Largo early last year.
Looking for a new date night spot or place to prove your style to potential clients? This is it. Everything from the lights to the music to the furniture is contemporary, clean and, simply put, stylish.
The menu options are endless and the food is not only visually appealing, but packed with flavor at the hands of sushi chef Ruen Sue.
On the sake end, rice wine is served chilled, not hot – unless you’re ordering house sake. There is also nigori, unfiltered sake packaged in what looks like a magic genie-bottle and requiring a bit of swirling before drinking.
There are flavored sakes too, like melon, strawberry and lemon.
For food, start out with kani su, a thin-sliced cucumber roll with crab, avocado and masago dipped in rice vinegar sauce. If you’re a fan of crab rangoon, try Sushi Sake’s twist on the fried favorite and order chicken wontons.
Then, move on to the most popular roll, the Angel roll, named after Sushi Sake’s owner, Angel Aguayo.
It’s shrimp tempura, crab salad, masago and cream cheese topped with avocado, spicy mayo and eel sauce topped with tempura flakes.
Another menu favorite is the tiger roll, which has shrimp tempura and crab salad topped with a layer of spicy tuna and avocado served with eel sauce.
Although there is no traditional hibachi seating, there are melt-in-your-mouth selections on the menu like hibachi tuna steak and hibachi scallops. Do not skip over the sake noodles: sautéed chicken or steak with vegetables and special sauce. Also, the fried rice is to die for.
Hungry yet? Stop into Sushi Sake in The Pink Plaza, MM 103 bayside from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday. Delivery and takeout are also available by calling 305-451-0373.
Happy hour runs from 4 to 7 p.m. with half off all drinks, hot appetizers and thai donuts.