When it comes to sushi it’s pretty simple. If you want great sushi, it’s not gonna be cheap. Sure, you can get ok rolls at Publix, but great? No. The best I’ve had in Fort Myers is probably DaRuMa. And then I’d put Blu Sushi a close second. When Hulk Hogan was in town, we went to Blu Sushi. I’d take either one. But if you really want to pay up for sushi. You make the drive to Miami.
Food & Wine ranked the most expensive sushi in the United States and 2 Miami spots made it into their top 5. And by their account, the sushi is well worth the price you’ll pay. Is the sushi worth the 2 hour drive from Southwest Florida to Miami? it might be.
Coming in at number 4 on their list is Naoe. Naoe is located on the Brickell Key just off downtown Miami. According to Food & Wine “Chef Kevin Cory serves just 16 guests per night: two seatings of eight guests each.” For dinner, it’s a Chef’s Choice menu at $280 per person plus 20% service charge and sales tax. It’s a whole night, too. Allow 2 to 3 hours for dinner. Also, they don’t substitute for allergies. You get what the chef makes. Reservations are required and I suggest you plan well in advance.
Last night’s dinner at NAOE revealed the reason the Miami staple is almost 13 years strong. What a complex, layered, and intense tasting menu!— The Whet Palette (@TheWhetPalette) November 5, 2021
I sure hope @MichelinGuideUS is paying close attention to our LOCAL talent. pic.twitter.com/OPULn3e6CP
The other Miami Sushi to make the list comes in at number 5 on their list.
The multi city Nobu. Nobu is on Collins Avenue on Miami’s South Beach. Nobu has an event coming up, special guest, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa Saturday, May 6th from 8:00-11:00PM $295.00 + Tax Per Person. I suggest a stroll along the Miami Beach Walk after dinner.
For Japanese, it's totally new #invention. Soy sauce for dessert ? But really yummy my fav dessert. Please bring it to tokyonobu Want to try at #nobutokyo 😁 @nobumiami— @MatsuhisaJapan (@matsuhisajapan) April 2, 2023
Banana Soy Toban - soy caramelized bananas, candied pecans, malaga ice cream #nobudessert #dessert pic.twitter.com/nNUCdJ0CBQ
A pricey night out at roughly $300 a person, but I am a fan a chef’s choice menus. And the locations of those two restaurants are perfect. Close enough to downtown Miami but away from the noise.