Restaurateurs Jonas and Alexandra Millán along with chef partner Sunny Oh of Juvia Miami Beach have officially opened the garage doors to their latest concept, Sushi Garage. The 100-seat, 4,000-square-foot sushi restaurant is housed in a former auto body and paint shop in Sunset Harbour just across the street from Fresh Market.
Like its sister restaurant Juvia, Sushi Garage was also designed by Alejandro Barrios, who won The James Beard Foundation Design Award for Juvia in 2013. Beyond the garage door entrance, Alberto Cavalieri Koi fish sculptures dangle from the ceiling and handcrafted tiles dress the floor.
The menu is an ode to classic Japanese techniques and flavors created by Oh. Sushi Garage offers a number of hot and cold appetizers, sushi rolls, hand rolls and other Japanese classics. Highlights from the appetizers Kampachi Yuzu with Cilantro Salt Tiradito, Spicy Tuna Crispy Rice, Dumpling Soup, Watercress Hop Salad and the King Crab Tempura Nan Ban. Specialty nigiri by the pair certainly can’t be missed with options like Truffle Shitake, Toro Gunkan Red Shiso and Wagyu Black-Garlic being favorites. Fresh rolls like the Tuna Chicharrón and the Maryland Softshell Crab along with the Fried Rice Stone Pot prepared right in front of us rounded out the meal.
Cocktails keep with the Japenese feel like the Jasmine Sour made with Jasmine Infused Sake, Yuzu Sake, Lemon Juice and Dried Egg Whites, the Ají Lychee! with Dobel Diamante, Ají Amarillo Lychee Purée, Lime and the Fat Qcumber with Effen Cucumber Vodka, Yuzu Sake, St Germain, Grapefruit Juice, Lime paired well with our dishes.
The restaurant is a fun new addition to Sunset Harbour’s ever growing food scene and until you get a chance to try it out for yourself, check out the tasty dishes below.