A solid addition to Miami's Pan-Asian dining scene, Tanuki serves hand-crafted sushi, sashimi, and nigiri, alongside a menu of traditional light bites and entrées. The sleek South Beach outpost is an especially popular late-night option, with trendy folk swinging by after midnight to snack on edamame, pork belly, and gyoza -- or to keep the party going with a fruit-forward specialty cocktail or bottle of sake.
Avoiding the family this holiday season, and content to spend the 25th eating at a sushi bar with a nice glass of cold sake? Tanuki feels you, and will be open Christmas Day with its regular menu of sushi and other pan-Asian classics. For those whose holiday traditions include Chinese food, Tanuki’s offering Peking Duck with traditional scallion pancakes.
Cost: Duck is $39 for a half portion, $75 for the whole ducking thing. Other menu prices vary.
Sushi? For Thanksgiving? No, we’re not espousing trying turkey tartare, but if you’re not up for the carb bomb that is a traditional dinner, take a look at Tanuki. Yes, you can be thankful over sake, toro sashimi, and dragon rolls. But you can also give a nod to Thanksgiving with a special take on the three course turkey dinner. Its Turkey Mazemen ramen is served with stuffing spring rolls and cornbread kasutera.
Cost: Menu prices vary; Thanksgiving special is $35.