There’s a lot you can do in 12yrs, like watch the last 30 seconds of an NBA playoff game. Or, if you’re Sushi Samba, pick out a second Miami location like the one in the Westin Colonnade Coral Gables, where they’re fusing Japanese, Brazilian, and Peruvian food just like they’ve been doing on the Beach since 2001, plus slinging gourmet cocktails from a British master
Sushi Samba has the only Robata grill in the Gables, and is the only spot in Miami that uses Binchotan charcoal and won’t insist you wait six months for a table. It grills this U3 prawn with yuzu soy very nicely
Special to this location is the aptly named Samba Coral Gables roll: steamed lobster, avocado, red jalapeño, spicy Japanese rice cracker, sweet chili, key lime mayo, and tobiko
Usually when British master mixologists come to Miami, there's a two-bottle minimum to see them work. Richard Woods, however, will mix you up any of his exclusive concoctions totally free and only charge you for the drink
One case in point is the Kaffirinha: Leblon cachaça infused with kaffir lime and mixed with muddled lime and sugar, which isn't available at any other Sushi Samba location
Their take on the Old Fashioned mixes Peruvian Pisco with pineapple maple syrup, chocolate, tobacco, and angostura bitters. And it’s STILL less bitter than most Knicks fans
Finish up with this deconstructed Key Lime tart, that lays out crispy Key lime, strawberry gelée, yuzu-basil granite, and graham cracker crumbles in front of a bubbled-in custard that really hates losing at Trivial Pursuit. Moops!