As omakase and high-end sushi continue to be one of Miami’s most popular restaurant trends, NYC restaurateur and owner of Kissaki, Garry Kanfer has announced he will be opening two restaurants in Miami over the next year. A sixth location of his already successful Kissaki will take residence in Miami Beach’s South of Fifth neighborhood, while a new concept O by Kissaki will be located in the heart of Wynwood.
In its five New York locations, Kissaki is known for its traditional Japanese cuisine that roots itself in kaiseki tradition, and bases its dishes in mindful sourcing, seasonality, and quality. The menu features 13 and 16-course options that include three appetizers, 9 or 12 nigiri, and a dessert, starting at $140, as well as a la carte list including flights of sushi, donburi bowls, and maki rolls. This is expected to be continued in the upcoming Miami location.
O by Kissaki will take over a rooftop in Wynwood offering a menu similar to Kanfer’s other locations with high-quality, self-imported sushi-grade fish, but as any NYC-goes-Miami concept, it will have a broader menu, featuring dishes with local and seasonal ingredients. Keeping with the Miami vibes there will have a nightlife focus — complete with curated cocktails and bottle service.
“We really love this concept as it allows us freedom to grow, and still remain true to our company culture of well sourced high end fish while supplementing our offerings to reach a wider clientele,” Kanfer says of the expansion to the Magic City.
Kissaki will be at an undisclosed South of Fifth and O by Kissaki will be located at 222 Northwest 24th Street. Both are slated to open early 2022.