The best omakase restaurants for special occasions in Miami

Expensive but worth it


Keep this guide handy when looking for the best omakase restaurants for special occasions in Miami. 

We’ve scoured the streets of Miami to bring you the crème de la crème of Omakase experiences, from traditional to fusion flair, you name it, we’ve got it covered.

Imagine the freshest fish, flown in straight from Japan, delicately placed on your plate, infusing flavors from all over the world into each bite of nigiri. Here are the best omakase restaurants for special occasions in Miami. They’re expensive but worth it when dining out for a special occasion.


Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address: 3540 Main Hw

Sushi By Scratch is not your average omakase concept—it’s a 10-seat counter-only den, led by three chefs and a talented bartender. Though the space is larger, the experience remains intimate, with close interaction between the chefs and guests. With three nightly seatings at 5 PM, 7:15 PM, and 9:30 PM, dinner at Sushi By Scratch is a celebration of nigiri excellence.

Make sure you account for the Miami traffic as the experience begins 20 minutes before your scheduled seating time with a complimentary welcome cocktail, setting the tone for the night ahead. Over 17 courses, you’ll savor strictly nigiri, each handmade and served as is. The omakase menu is priced at $185 per person, with a $25 deposit applied to your bill upon dining.

This is a special and highly creative restaurant concept. And also, where else can you get sushi with sourdough starter or poblano kosho?! Flavor profiles won’t be traditional however everything is made from scratch, including the soy sauce and vinegars. The menu changes often however their signature roasted bone marrow nigiri will probably make an appearance.


Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Address: 112 Alhambra Cir

If you haven’t heard the 411 on the street, Chef Shingo Akikuni, unveiled his long-awaited masterpiece, Shingo, in the heart of Coral Gables. After making waves with his success at Michelin-starred Hiden in Wynwood and Sushi Azabu, Chef Shingo is ready to take your taste buds on a brand-new journey.

Nestled within the historic La Palma building, Shingo offers an intimate omakase experience, boasting 14 seats for an exclusive and personal touch. If you are looking for a more luxurious and traditional experience prepare yourself for an 18-course menu that showcases the essence of traditional Japanese nigiri, seasonal sashimi, and delectable Yakimono dishes.

Priced at $180 per person (tax and gratuity not included), this top-notch omakase experience promises to be worth every penny. For an added elevated experience, opt for the wine and sake pairing for an additional $95, curated to complement the exquisite flavors of each dish. Book your spot asap, your meal will end with one of the best handrolls we’ve had!

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Neighborhood: South Beach
Address: 800 Lincoln Rd 2nd Floor

Located inside MILA restaurant, MILA Omakase is hidden away behind a curtain-clad entrance, and down two floors. At first glance, you are met with delicate cherry blossom trees, minimalist woodwork, and Japanese craftsmanship-inspired wallpaper. Oh, and let’s not forget the dramatic marble countertop and a 500-year-old hinoki wood cutting board—the real deal!

At the helm of this experience are Chefs Michael Michaelidis and Reiji Yoshizawa, craftsmen who have mastered the art of infusing Japan’s 72 micro-seasons into every bite. Though this hits many traditional notes, we can’t help but appreciate the untraditional approach when it comes to flavors and combinations. For those of you looking to break from the norm, MILA Omakase adds a playful Japanese-Mediterranean twist to each dish, ensuring you get a little play of fusion flair as you go through the 15 courses experience. We don’t want to ruin the surprises you’ll experience along the way, so in good ole Miami fashion “dale” and get to booking.


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Neighborhood: South Beach
Address: Inside Azabu, 161 Ocean Dr

Say hello to The Den at Azabu Miami Beach, where masterful skill meets secrecy and sophistication! As one of only two Miami Omakase restaurants to earn a prestigious Michelin star, this hidden gem takes you on a journey like no other. Tucked away behind a speakeasy-style entrance, The Den is led by the masterful Head Sushi Chef, Atsushi Okawara, who crafts a traditional Edomae-style sushi menu featuring the freshest seafood caught near Tokyo Bay.

Look forward to a varietal toro tasting and a sushi finale featuring uni from Hokkaido, sea eel nigiri, and of course a specialty hand roll. The seasonally changing menu highlights unique pieces such as striped jack nigiri, Hokkaido scallops, and hands down the best tamago we’ve ever had. If you are looking to impress your date with a one-of-a-kind experience, you can make your reservations from Tuesday to Saturday as The Den is closed on Sundays and Mondays. Seating is limited to only 18 guests per session, with two options available at 6:30 PM and 9 PM.


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Neighborhood: Brickell
Address: 661 Brickell Key Dr

Mira, if you know, you know. And if you don’t then let’s bring you up to speed on this OG Brickell Key favorite. NAOE, renowned for its rare five-star rating from Forbes Travel Guide, has been wowing guests for more than 13 years, earning a well-deserved reputation and countless accolades.

Every night at either 5 PM or 9 PM, up to ten fortunate guests (five per seating) are treated to the exclusive Chef’s Choice menu by the one and only Chef Kevin Cory. Priced at $280 per person (excluding service charge and sales tax), this extraordinary dining affair is a true rarity in Miami and the ultimate choice for celebrating a special occasion, taking over two to three hours to savor.

Get ready to be captivated by every unique plate served firsthand by Chef Kevin Cory. At NAOE, they know just how to create an experience that feels tailored exclusively to you. This is one-of-a-kind, brag-worthy dining at its finest, and it’ll undoubtedly leave you with treasured memories.

The first two courses of the night were hot plates, including a Bento box, followed by the Nigiri-sushi portion of the evening and dessert. Everything was outstanding. Our favorites of the night included the striped jack, the golden eye snapper, the local salmon fermented in koji, the karasumi which melts on your tongue, the ensui uni, and the kasutera honey cake with NAOE ice cream made with soy sauce was the perfect ending.


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Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 313 NW 25th St

As you approach The Taco Stand, you might find yourself glancing at your date and questioning, “Is this the right spot?” But fear not, because you’re exactly where you need to be! Nestled discreetly in the back of this lively taco joint, a surprise awaits—a hidden wooden door with a keypad. Unlocking the door with the exclusive code provided on the day of your reservation, you’ll step into an intimate 8-seat Omakase counter that takes coziness to a whole new level.

You’ll be greeted by Chef Seijun Okano and his team, the magicians behind this flawless dining experience that’ll have you questioning if you’ve taken a flight straight to Japan. But, hungries, listen up! Once you’ve secured your reservation, there’s only one way to savor this remarkable meal: the progressive Chef’s Choice Omakase.

Prepare yourself for an exploration of traditional and non-traditional flavors, featuring the freshest fish flown in from Japan and melt-in-your-mouth A5 wagyu. In this one-star Michelin restaurant, all you need to worry about is arriving at your seat on time because, from there on, it’s all about savoring and cherishing every moment of this unforgettable experience.

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Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 2700 N Miami Ave #5

Many of you have probably done a quick drive-by of this hole-in-the-wall spot while driving in and out of Wynwood. And trust us when we say, you’re going to wanna stop into this Omakase experience. As soon as you step out of the loud and incessant honking de la calle you will step into the world of elegance and sophistication at Hiyakawa, where exceptional hospitality awaits. This high-end sushi restaurant takes dining to a whole new level. Just as you would expect from other exceptional omakase’s, you can look forward to fresh fish flown in daily from Japan and unique traditional dishes carefully prepared with each passing course.

When you arrive, come with an appetite, as the options are delightful. You can opt for the chef’s omakase, a culinary journey crafted by the masterful chef, or choose from their a la carte menu. We recommend treating yourself to fresh Japanese uni, madai, and a delectable negitoro handroll. Fair warning though, these handrolls are so irresistible that you may order round after round.

Oh, and here’s a little pro tip: If you happen to spot Miguel, make sure to order a carafe of sake to share with the team. The exceptional service at Hiyakawa deserves a nice sip or two of sake, worth sharing a “kanpai” with the team.


Neighborhood: Downtown
Address: 163 SE 1st St

Calling all downtown hungries! We’ve got the inside scoop on the ultimate sushi counter experience at Mr. Omakase. This spot is all about casual vibes and unpretentious charm, but don’t be fooled—prepare to be blown away by an elevated and intimate sushi adventure. And here’s the dream team behind it all: the dynamic trio—Andrew Mayer and Ryan Leto, the minds behind Poke OG, alongside the sushi master himself, Chef Ryo Nato, previously of the Myumi sushi food truck.

Now, let’s talk choices because these guys have ensured there is something for everyone. Starting with an entry-level start, you can dive into 10 courses at just $79 per person. Now if you are feeling a bit more daring? Level up to 14 courses for $109, or go all out with the 18-course at $139, where you’ll indulge in uni, chu-toro, and A5 wagyu. Trust us; the wagyu with uni combo is pure umami magic that you may just order more (don’t say we didn’t warn you). Whether you’re a seasoned sushi connoisseur or just hungry and looking for a great time with friends, Mr. Omakase is your go-to spot. Get ready to relish primo sushi in a laid-back ambiance.


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Neighborhood: Brickell
Address: 1300 S Miami Ave

If you’re new to Omakase and looking for an express version to dip your toe into the water, let us introduce you to Sushi by Bou. Located inside the SLS Brickell, this hidden gem offers a one-hour culinary delight where you can choose between 12 nigiris for $60 or go all-in with 17 nigiris for $125.

At Sushi by Bou, get ready for a modern sushi affair with a twist. We’re talking fire torching, black charcoal salt, garlic confit, and more that elevate the courses to an unforgettable level. The imported Japanese fish takes center stage, promising the finest flavors in every bite.

This is the perfect spot for those seeking a quick bite or wanting to venture into Miami’s omakase scene. Rest assured, the experience maintains the highest quality and leaves you with nothing short of chisme to share with your aimgas about the delicious meal. As you reach your 12th or 17th bite, the chefs will check in to see if you crave more delectable delights. We recommend going in for that extra bite.


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