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81801 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL
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Ranked #10 of 80 Restaurants in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Sushi
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We had dinner there last night and it was amazing!!! We had two sushi rolls! The Shanghai and tuna squared! Both were awesome!!! A must eat place while traveling through islamorada!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Really fantastic Sushi in a great seaside resort. We were staying at the hotel and made a spur of the moment decision to try the sushi restaurant and we were so glad we did! Danny, our server, was great and took time to explain the menu and recommend us some dishes. The "Bonsai" was superb with crab, avocado, chipotle sauce... More

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Orlando, Florida
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7 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Very fresh seafood with new and creative presentations. The sushi chefs took clear pride in their work which is reflected in the quality of their food.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I've only had sushi a few times, but this was so tasty and fresh! The portion sizes were good, and would recommend this to anyone who likes this type of food!

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Miami, FL
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159 reviews 159 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Awesome sushi dinner. Not an expansive menu but great selections. The Big Kahuna roll is amazing. Everything very fresh and yummy. Only con is they won't let you sit outside to enjoy the sushi, as they stated that due to raw fish, they don't want to serve outside in humid and hot temperatures??? OK, no problem, we ate inside and... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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131 reviews 131 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

While the Nikai is indeed a small restaurant, they certainly catered to our every request. They even got an order of chicken fingers for our youngest group member, something that was not even listed on the menu. The adult's sushi was fresh and delicious and we all enjoyed walking out on the dock after dinner. The hotel grounds are lovely.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We stayed Cheeca Lodge so this place was very convenient. And there are a number of good reviews, However they must be from people who have not really been to a great sushi restaurant. First of all the menu is very limited. There were only about 25 rolls listed and no separate pieces. It was no brown rice available for... More

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Cocoa, Florida
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52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

See my comments for Atlantic's Edge and Cheeca (about the hostess situation) as it applies here too. Otherwise, a great dinner with some unique offerings.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Loved the sushi boat. They were quick to seat us outside without a reservation. The waitstaff took care of our 2 year old son very quickly serving him his food!

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Nothing wrong with the food (other than price), but not much stands really out either. Taste is pretty blah. We had the Miso soup (blah), Tartar (no taste), Bonsai roll, Vegas roll (both recommended by waiter), and sushi plate with four different fish. The fish pieces were thin, large slices, a shape different than expected. The salmon was remarkably tasteless.... More

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Address: 81801 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Islamorada
Cuisine: Sushi

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