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“Hidden Gem for Sushi!”

Sushi Chef Japanese Restaurant & Market
Ranked #24 of 388 Restaurants in Coral Gables
Price range: USD 0 - USD 35
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Description: Sushi Chef Japanese Restaurant is the brain child of Executive Chef Fusao Enomoto. Born in Akita Prefecture in Northern Japan, chef Enomoto was interested in the culinary arts at a young age. He moved to Tokyo and in 1958 he entered the Tokiwa-ya company, supplier to the Imperial Household Agency (office to the Emperor and Empress and other Imperial Family), where under the tutelage and guidance of Grand Chef Ryozo Satoh he starts his education and training obtaining his license cook certificate in 1960. In 1965 he travels to Caracas, Venezuela as the Japanese Embassy's attache and later that year to the Embassy in Bucharest, Romania. To further his cooking career Chef Enomoto moves to Paris, France where he becomes a classical trained French chef. He practice his new skills in France and soon retires from the Japanese Embassy to look for better opportunities. He goes back to Caracas in 1971 to open Kamon Restaurant, Venezuela's first Japanese restaurant with much accolade. With this success in 1978 he opens Avila Tei Restaurant, which is a fine cuisine Japanese restaurant which these days is still open under Chef Enomoto majority partner. In 1984 Chef Enomoto travels to New Jersey on a new horizon as the Head Chef of Tokyo Restaurant for many years. Chef Enomoto and his family travel to sunny South Florida and in 1991 establish Sushi Chef Japanese Restaurant where in the beginning was a Japanese market and a few tables for lunch. As the years went by Sushi Chef has grown to be one of Miami's hidden treasures for locals to get their Japanese food. In 2011 Sushi Chef celebrated 20 years of great food and service where Chef Enomoto is still amazing his customers with one of Miami's best Japanese dishes.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While this place may not look like much from the outside, the food paints a very different picture. A pleasant surprise awaits you inside. Their sushi is simply delicious! Simple and uncomplicated. The fish is very fresh and melts in your mouth. The service is excellent and the ambience makes you feel like you are in an authentic sushi bar. The best part, the Chef/Owner thanked us and said goodbye to us as we walked out. Amazing!

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Thank Daniel P
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

The sushi was not quite as we had hoped. Was ok, just not the value we'd thought we'd experience. Our server was sweet. A very pleasant young lady who'd recently come from Cuba. The décor was nice.

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Thank Pineapples-a-Plenty
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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is located in a busy street and it’s outside does not look very promising. I went there for lunch. However, food is great in this small, low key, very casual restaurant/market. Everything we ordered was tasty and fresh. I recommend you try the shimeji - I ordered mine with no onions. It was delicious. The sushi and shrimp dumplings were very tasty, as well. Price is fair. I recommend this restaurant.

Thank Jlaranj
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Really good Japanese food in Miami and maybe one of the best for 3 simple reasons :

1. The food is really authentique and made with love
2. the prices are really reasonable for the quality and the sizes
3. All the staff is so nice and caring
Thank you sushi chef for all the great lunch we had with you !

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Thank smarschalik
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

We went for lunch at sushi today. Edamame , California rolls, nigiri, green tea.
Perfect quality , great service and happy moment !
Thank you !

Thank Christophemiami
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