The 6 Best Sushi Spots in Surfside

The 6 Best Sushi Spots in Surfside

By: Surfside Sep 14, 2018

Surrounded by water, Surfside has access to some of the freshest fish in town — making the sushi options here some of the best. Though sushi used to be limited to only fish and rice, the craft has become a fine art form, bursting with flavor and beautiful presentations. Here are the top sushi-centric spots in Surfside for every kind of palate and budget, in no particular order. 

Surfside’s Best Sushi Restaurants 

Sushi Republic

Loved by locals for classic sushi rolls, tempura, katsu and other Japanese cuisine, Sushi Republic is the most traditional sushi spot in Surfside. With a chef who trained in Japan and the awards to prove it - numerous five-star reviews and the title of Best Sushi in Miami - this petite space consistently delivers great service, fresh seafood and reasonable prices. For a taste of everything, order a sushi-sashimi combo, which can include up to 10 pieces of sushi, 16 pieces of sashimi, a tuna roll and an eel roll. If you are looking for a genuine Japanese lunch or dinner, head to Sushi Republic.

9583 Harding Ave
Surfside, FL 33154

26 Sushi & Tapas

26 Sushi & Tapas seamlessly blends Miami's multicultural palate in a modern, minimalist setting while serving kosher sushi and tapas that draw on Japanese and Peruvian food culture. The Japanese menu focuses on clever makis –  tempura with plantains or salmon with guava sauce – and the experimental sushi burrito. With four profiles, the sushi burrito can skew traditional, vegan, Mexican, or Latin. The Saltarito is the fusion of Latin and Asian with salmon saltado, fried egg, maduros, french fries, guacamole and aji amarillo aioli. 

9487 Harding Ave
Surfside, FL 33154


Chai Wok

Chai Wok focuses on serving modern Asian food that blends the flavors of the east. This newly opened restaurant has a dedicated sushi bar with a robust menu of Japanese classics alongside a selection of rolls created by the restaurant’s chef. The house rolls have fun Miami-themed names, try customer favorite the Miami Heat - tempura shrimp & crab salad roll with cream cheese, baked salmon top, tempura flakes, eel sauce and spicy mayo. A cheeky nod to the South Beach diet, the South Beach roll is a no rice roll crafted with tuna, crab salad, cream cheese, cucumber, jalapeño, cilantro, Japanese mayo and avocado.

233 95th Street 
Surfside, FL 33154


Kosh Miami 

A sophisticated kosher restaurant offering a variety of continental dishes, Kosh has everything from steak to sushi rolls. The Asian menu has all the classics, including sushi, sashimi, and an array of appetizers. If raw fish isn’t quite to your liking, Kosh has an array of distinct cooked rolls and tempura rolls. Try the Sunrise Tuna Roll with tempura tuna, avocado, scallions, creamy wasabi and spicy eel sauce for an umami flavor that hits all the right notes. 

9477 Harding Ave
Surfside, FL 33154


The Harbour Grill 

A white-tablecloth destination for glatt kosher preparations of elevated chophouse fare, The Harbour Grill also has a secret sushi menu with inventive rolls that incorporate tropical flavors and unexpected ingredients. The Tango Roll includes candied lemon and cilantro aioli, the Truffle Roll features a shallot and apple slaw, microgreens and truffle oil. For a totally new experience, try the Pizza Sushi, which is layers of tuna or salmon, avocado, and tomatoes, topped with spicy mayo, sesame seeds and eel sauce.

9415 Harding Ave
Surfside, FL 


Josh’s Deli

Josh’s Deli is not an Asian restaurant and it’s barely a deli by any standard, but chef and owner Josh Marcus’ imaginative take on latkes has guests coming back for more. Dubbed the Krunch Spicy Tuna latkes, the dish combines potato latkes with sushi-grade cured tuna, a sriracha cream cheese, and truffle-soy vinaigrette, all topped with pickled red onions and nori. The dish is spicy, crunchy, and absolutely delicious. Aside from the unusual combination, Josh says the key element is the latkes. He starts his latkes in a cold pan to make sure they cook evenly and are done at the same time. Take note! 

9517 Harding Ave

Surfside, FL 


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