Rarely does one find the words ‘affordable’ and ‘sushi’ in the same sentence in Miami, but that’s changing with the debut of Omakai Sushi (2107 NW 2nd Avenue) next month in Wynwood.
The eatery, housed right next door to the entrance of Astra, is built in a similar model as mega-popular, four-hour wait creating sushi chain, Sugarfish (but has no relation to chain). The menu’s main focus will be the ‘leave it up to us’ set omakase-style meals priced from $20 to $40 respectively. Each menu will offer chef selected appetizers, nigiris, and hand rolls, with more courses offered with each incremental price hike.
For those not wanting to “trust in the chef” aka omakase-style menus, à la carte sections are available with a variety of nigiris, hand rolls with crispy nori, alongside sake flights, beers, and a selection of wines.
Omakai Sushi is a collaboration between two brothers Diego and Pedro Quijada, and Nicolas Sayavedra. The trio has brought in chefs from Japan to oversee and execute the menu. The space itself will be 1,600 square feet, and equipped with 58 seats, eight of which will be at the bar.
Omakai is slated to open in early November, and is now accepting bookings for parties of five or more by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.