Fodor's Expert Review Katsuya South Beach

$$$ South Beach Japanese

Design impresario Philippe Starck opted to fill the smoking-hot SLS Hotel South Beach with a number of see-and-be-seen eateries, including Katsuya South Beach. At this popular Japanese restaurant, executive chef Jose Icardi (under the tutelage of master sushi chef Katsuya Uechi) employs four separate kitchens to serve up awesome eats like his legendary miso-marinated black cod, succulent lobster dynamite (in a creamy mushroom sauce), baked crab hand rolls, and amazing sushi rolls. The craft cocktails offer mixology at its peak, with fab libations like the oh-so-Miami Watermelon Cucumber Mojito and the spicy-and-sweet Burning Mandarin (with serrano chili and mandarin vodka). If you want a quieter evening, ask to sit in the unpublicized second-floor dining room.

Japanese Japanese Fusion Trendy Sceney Dinner $$$

Quick Facts

1701 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, Florida  33139, USA

Known For:
  • Sceney dining
  • Baked crab hand rolls
  • High-design interiors

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