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Sushi Chef Japanese Restaurant & Market

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3100 Coral Way, Coral Gables, FL 33145 (Formerly Sushi Chef)
305-444-9286
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Description: Sushi Chef Japanese Restaurant is the brain child of Executive Chef Fusao...
Sushi Chef Japanese Restaurant is the brain child of Executive Chef Fusao Enomoto. Born in Akita Prefecture in Northern Japan, chef Enomoto was interested in the culinary arts at a young age. He moved to Tokyo and in 1958 he entered the Tokiwa-ya company, supplier to the Imperial Household Agency (office to the Emperor and Empress and other Imperial Family), where under the tutelage and guidance of Grand Chef Ryozo Satoh he starts his education and training obtaining his license cook certificate in 1960. In 1965 he travels to Caracas, Venezuela as the Japanese Embassy's attache and later that year to the Embassy in Bucharest, Romania. To further his cooking career Chef Enomoto moves to Paris, France where he becomes a classical trained French chef. He practice his new skills in France and soon retires from the Japanese Embassy to look for better opportunities. He goes back to Caracas in 1971 to open Kamon Restaurant, Venezuela's first Japanese restaurant with much accolade. With this success in 1978 he opens Avila Tei Restaurant, which is a fine cuisine Japanese restaurant which these days is still open under Chef Enomoto majority partner. In 1984 Chef Enomoto travels to New Jersey on a new horizon as the Head Chef of Tokyo Restaurant for many years. Chef Enomoto and his family travel to sunny South Florida and in 1991 establish Sushi Chef Japanese Restaurant where in the beginning was a Japanese market and a few tables for lunch. As the years went by Sushi Chef has grown to be one of Miami's hidden treasures for locals to get their Japanese food. In 2011 Sushi Chef celebrated 20 years of great food and service where Chef Enomoto is still amazing his customers with one of Miami's best Japanese dishes.
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious Food

This is a small restaurant on the corner with a small store inside, but they have some of the freshest sushi and sashimi I have ever tasted. We usually go early. The chef/owner is happy to honor requests and will even bring in special fish if you order in advance. We have some in our group that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Gableshavs
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Coral Gables, Florida
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hutchinson, Kansas
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

I ate here on my very first night on a visit to Miami. My decision was based on the outstanding reviews on this and another very popular website. Since it was close to my hotel, I figured it would be a quick ride to get some great food after a long day of travel. The food was sub-par to average.... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

This is a small restaurant on the corner with a small store inside, but they have some of the freshest sushi and sashimi I have ever tasted. We usually go early. The chef/owner is happy to honor requests and will even bring in special fish if you order in advance. We have some in our group that don't like the... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Without a doubt the best authentic Japanese establishment in Miami. Very tasteful dishes in a cosy environment. Chef Enomoto is the Best ! It's one of Miami's little treasures. Can't wait to go back.

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Calgary, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Had a wonderful meal here, just happened to stumble across the place. Sushi is fresh and they have some wonderfully unique chices. Had a roast duck roll and a Tuna Diablo roll, wonderful. Great dessert selection too. Don't pass this by.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

at a first glance, the place itself does not impress. when i came here for the first time, i was with a friend of mine who lives here. i was surprised with the quality and the taste of the food. best sushi in miami, no doubt. very good prices as well!

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Coral Gables, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Sushi Chef have been serving its excellent food in the same place for many, many years, a testament to its outstanding knowledge of the Japanese Cuisine, fresh ingredients and friendly people, starting with Fusao Enomoto himself. You go to Sushi Chef not to see or being seen, or to enjoy a pretentious environment and play the sophisticated Miamian. For that... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

When we arrived we were greeted and seated by the owner. We chose to sit at the sushi bar where they had three chefs, all from around the world. One spoke Spanish, one spoke Russian, all spoke English, but the gentleman we sat in front of, Sergio, was Japanese but born in Brazil. Sergio has worked there for eleven years,... More 

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Miami, Florida
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

In 1991 we were driving home for daughters ballet class and saw a new sushi place. We dropped in and WOW. We have been eating here or ordering delivery at least once a month since that day. Traditional and exotic Japanese food at its finest. Ishi-yaki, yellowtail, pork belly, duck, uni-some of my favorites. Serving lunch and dinner and also... More 

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Kaufbeuren, Germany
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60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The outside of this restaurant is truly deceiving: It is in a somewhat downscale strip of Coral Way and looks very downmarket from the outside - but what a hidden gem is inside!!! The food is truly authentic and nothing but outstanding, the service is extremely friendly (with helpful advice), the inside decor is nothing outlandish but again very authentic... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The place itself doesn't look like much, parking could be an issue sometimes, is not fancy at all but the food is very, very good, every time we try something new, we end up loving it, the sushi is fresh and the variety of plates to choose from is extensive; compared to other sushi places in coral gables, the price... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3100 Coral Way, Coral Gables, FL 33145 (Formerly Sushi Chef)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Coral Gables
  • Phone Number: 305-444-9286

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 35
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Description

Sushi Chef Japanese Restaurant is the brain child of Executive Chef Fusao Enomoto. Born in Akita Prefecture in Northern Japan, chef Enomoto was interested in the culinary arts at a young age. He moved to Tokyo and in 1958 he entered the Tokiwa-ya company, supplier to the Imperial Household Agency (office to the Emperor and Empress and other Imperial Family), where under the tutelage and guidance of Grand Chef Ryozo Satoh he starts his education and training obtaining his license cook certificate in 1960. In 1965 he travels to Caracas, Venezuela as the Japanese Embassy's attache and later that year to the Embassy in Bucharest, Romania. To further his cooking career Chef Enomoto moves to Paris, France where he becomes a classical trained French chef. He practice his new skills in France and soon retires from the Japanese Embassy to look for better opportunities. He goes back to Caracas in 1971 to open Kamon Restaurant, Venezuela's first Japanese restaurant with much accolade. With this success in 1978 he opens Avila Tei Restaurant, which is a fine cuisine Japanese restaurant which these days is still open under Chef Enomoto majority partner. In 1984 Chef Enomoto travels to New Jersey on a new horizon as the Head Chef of Tokyo Restaurant for many years. Chef Enomoto and his family travel to sunny South Florida and in 1991 establish Sushi Chef Japanese Restaurant where in the beginning was a Japanese market and a few tables for lunch. As the years went by Sushi Chef has grown to be one of Miami's hidden treasures for locals to get their Japanese food. In 2011 Sushi Chef celebrated 20 years of great food and service where Chef Enomoto is still amazing his customers with one of Miami's best Japanese dishes.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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