Taking over the former space of Blue Sea in the lobby of the iconic Delano hotel in South Beach, Umi Sushi is sure to become a destination for sushi aficionados and style-seekers, alike. At the helm of the new communal-style sushi bar is chef Toshi Motoyama, formerly of Zuma and Makoto, and trained by Chef Akira Back of Yellowtail in Las Vegas. Sushi rolls make use of non-traditional ingredients like black truffle and wagyu beef alongside poached Maine lobster in Chef Motoyama’s Delano roll. The FDR roll offers a combination of tuna, salmon, yellowtail, and crab wrapped in soy paper, making for a striking visual presentation.
Justin D’Angelo mans the bar and tempts diners with a carefully-selected collection of premium Japanese sakes, as well as some very creative cocktails, such as the Sunset - an elixir of Grey Goose L’Orange, blood orange purée, and yuzu. Diners can also take their taste buds back in time with Art Deco-era cocktails to match the surrounding locale. D’Angelo’s take on the nearly forgotten Aviation cocktail blends Plymouth gin, Luxardo Maraschino liqeur, and strawberry purée for a fruity, refreshing spin on an old classic.
Umi is open from Sunday to Thursday from 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM, and from 7:00 PM to 1:00 AM on Fridays and Saturdays.
1685 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139