Sushi Fly Chicken
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If Spicy Garlic Lobster Rolls served beneath a stripper pole is your jam, look no further than this Tokyo-inspired sushi bar in the old Firestone station on Alton Road. The interior’s done up like the Blade Runner set, except with dancing poles strategically placed behind every booth. It’s also got some pretty top-notch sushi on the menu, alongside fried chicken that can make a worthy claim as Miami’s best. Drinks come in cartoonish ceramic glasses, too, so a meal here is as much entertainment as it is fuel.
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The gist: A Tokyo-inspired sushi and sake bar is churning out gourmet fried chicken inside the old Firestone station on Alton Road.
The food: Even if you’re not a fan of sceney Miami dining, you can’t argue with the sheer breadth of quality offerings at Sushi Fly. The Fried Chicken shines with a briny, citrusy zest that makes it an instant contender for best in the city. The sushi is fresh and skillfully presented, making it more than an afterthought at a place where you’re dining under stripper poles. If you can resist the temptation of filling up on the Japanese Milk Bread, the A5 Buri Bop Rice is a savory sensation. Best of all, SFC offers a $48 omakase menu, the rare South Beach sushi experience one could describe as a “deal.”
Cost: Sushi and small plates $15 - $25, noodle and rice dishes $15 - $45, fried chicken $26