Big Foodstuff Team — the group behind Miami’s most buzzed about new cafe, Carbone — is growing their footprint in the Magic City with the debut of ZZ’s Sushi Bar (151 NE 41st Avenue) in the Miami Design and style District. The two-story cafe is a hybrid variation of the group’s common ZZ’s Clam Bar and a sushi and non-public users club.
The focal point of the initial floor dining locations is a tailor made-marble sushi counter overseen by cooks Masa Ito and Kevin Kim, who acquired a Michelin star at New York’s Sushi Zo. The adjacent dining space features a modern-day Japanese menu with a assortment of uncooked and cooked dishes, which include the largest offering of wagyu beef in the United States served in a wide variety of methods from wagyu katsu sandwiches with truffles to steak cooked more than custom made-built charcoal grills. There are also a assortment of ZZ’s favorites — from the toast topped with trout roe and honey to the carpaccio of tuna, foie, uni, and scallop — as effectively as dishes produced just for Miami like lobster dumplings, crispy snapper, and stone crab cucumber salad. The dessert menu, from pastry chef Stephanie Prida, gives dishes like Japanese ice product sandwiches, chocolate matcha bombs, and vital lime pie.
The place, which formerly was the dwelling for Ember, was made by Ken Fulk and showcases curving bentwood banquettes with a malachite end, teal cheetah print rug, antique furnishings, brass palm pendant lights, and classic clamshell dining chairs. For the floor flooring patio, Fulk’s style and design inspo was “tiki bar on acid,” with wicker furnishings in a banana leaf print with fashionable styles.
Upstairs, the place channels “80s disco” with tailor made banquettes, fringed stools, and cocktails tables, in metallic leather, animal prints, rose gold shattered mirror, velvet, and neon. As for beverages, they are designed by longtime bartender Thomas Waugh. Showing up on the menu upstairs is the well-liked Pistachio Cocktail with gin, honey, and lemon. In the dining rooms, guests can sip on Japanese-encouraged requires of classics like the Dashi Martini, Hojicha Old Fashioned, and a Japanese Rum Highball.
ZZ’s Sushi Bar is now open up Tuesday to Sunday from 5 p.m. to midnight. This marks the 26th Significant Foodstuff Group outpost in the world, and the next in Miami with additional dining places forthcoming in Brickell and the Miami Layout District.