You wouldn’t guess that some of the freshest sushi in South Florida would be coming out of a food truck in Wynwood, but that’s precisely the case for the newly opened Myumi Sushi.
Owned and operated by two New Yorkers, sushi veteran Kazuo Yoshida of 1 or 8 in Williamsburg and TV-producer-turned-restauranteur Jake Smith, Myumi Sushi serves the traditional omakase experience to sushi lovers out of its custom-made food truck that can seat six (with soon expanding to 12) people at a time.
Open from 6 to 11 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, it has seatings every hour on the hour. In the omakase tradition, there is no menu guests just tell the chef what you like and don’t like and what allergies they might have. The prices are competitive with a $40 and $60 menu available, which will get you roughly 8 to 12 pieces made its Executive Chef Ryo. When Yoshida is in the “kitchen” — which we’re told will be roughly once a month — an extended 15-piece, $100 menu will also be available.
During our meal we got to try traditional nigiri pieces topped with fish like amberjack, toro, sea urchin, pompano and sea scallop, along with signature nigiri of Yoshida’s topped with items like horse mackerel, ginger and scallions; fluke with flambeed sake and egg yolk; red snapper with shisho leaves, sautéed plum and sesame; seared-on-the-spot bluefin toro that melts in your mouth and a hand-roll overflowing with spicy scallops. The fish that is served is brought in from both the Atlantic and Pacific waters, with the menu changing daily based on availability and season.
The truck is parked right next door to gastropod in Wynwood on NW 26th Street. It’s BYOB so make sure to bring your sake with you. While walk-up reservations are being accepted for now, we have a feeling that won’t be the case much longer. Make yours by calling 305-915-9819 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. And in the meantime check out the tasty pictures below.