159 Aragon Avenue Coral Gables , FL 33134
Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Mon-Sat 6:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Practicing for the LSAT has had its blessings. Not only is my score improving weekly, the class is right in front of hands-down one of the best sushi restaurants in Miami: Izakaya.
Don’t be alarmed as you walk in—the friendly owner will immediately shout from a distance-- “hello how are you!” It can be a bit startling, but the food more than makes up for any oddities. It is fresh, authentic and absolutely delicious.
Start with some miso soup and a side salad… coming for lunch? Grab one of the bento boxes… there are many combos to choose from. Staring at $9.00, they are a total steal!
The yakimatsu appetizer is wonderful as are the steamed dumplings.
If you want some adventure, try the numerous specials on the blackboard—they are bound to please and excite! I have tried most of the rolls and I have to say: YUM, YUM, YUM to the lobster roll.
As for dessert, try the cheesecake tempura… sinfully good.
The parking is a bit tough though. With the Westin right across the street, you have to fight off taxi drivers at night and business people during lunch hour for a spot at a meter. But it’s all worth it.
Izakaya is definitely the spot for fresh and fabulous sushi. Don’t miss it!