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“Unbelievable Experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Naoe Miami

Naoe Miami
661 Brickell Key Drive, Miami, FL 33131
305-947-6263
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Ranked #77 of 3,425 Restaurants in Miami
Price range: $0 - $200
Cuisines: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: SE 8 Street
Description: At this rare Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award restaurant, chef-owner Kevin Cory specializes in natural Japanese cuisine with his relatives' sake and soy sauce breweries from Japan for a unique Chef's Choice menu. $200 per person plus sales tax and 20% gratuity. Reservations are required and exclusively accepted online via Yelp SeatMe.
Palm Beach, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Unbelievable Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

This was such a wonderful experience. Only 8 seats in the restaurant - so book way in advance. At Naoe - it is all about the food - and it is AMAZING. The menu is created a few days in advance and the food flown in from all parts of the world the day before. You will be presented with items you have never eaten before.

Included in the price is a Bento Box and 8 rounds of sushi. Each dish is prepared with care (you watch each being made) and presented like a jewel. Dishes are explained - and the experience is truly interactive.

The service is amazing Chef Kevin is shares the back round of each piece of sushi - makes recommendations outside of the regular menu. We shared restaurant recommendations with him and his wife while waiting for our car. They are truly lovely people, very traditional and proud of their accomplishment.

This is a must visit for anyone's food experience list. Request a seat at the bar for the best viewing.

Enjoy!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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USA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Sushi Heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012 via mobile

Naoe was truly an exceptional sushi experience if you are a foodie and love to try different things. Loved the ambiance! Only 8 people per seating. You will love it.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mexico City, Mexico
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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Top 10 restaurant in the world!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

The experience at Naoe is fantastic for anyone who is a food lover, is willing to try new things, is up for adventure and enjoys the attention and delicacy put into wonderful dishes . The produce which in the most part is flown in from Japan and other cities around the world daily, is amazingly fresh, prepared beautifully and served with so much detail and passion. The staff (Chef Kevin Cory, Wendy, and Leanne) were very nice, attentive and willing to explain and assist in any way.
The only thing we would do differently next time is to get a seat at the bar rather than at a table so as to be able to see Chef Cory go at it with the magic in his knife!!!
We were very fortunate to find a reservation 2 days in advance, since we know you need to reserve 2 to 3 months in advance.
We enjoyed every bite and felt in heaven with so many of the dishes prepared for us.
The experience at Naoe is very personal, the menus are even personalized.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Florianopolis, SC
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great dining experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

You don't know what you're up to until you get there! Hard to book, hard to find, costly... But not expensive! Great food, the restaurant lives up to their slogan: "It's not fresh, it's alive". Fish is flown from Tokyo and other cities around the world the night before. The Sake served is made by chef Kevin Cory's family for more than 200 years. It doesn't get much better than that. A Menu à Prix-fixe restaurant, you will get a Bento Box with 4 unreal dishes, some Miso soup, and then 8 rounds of the freshest Nigiri sushi in your life. Dessert was great too!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Miami, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“I thought I hated Uni!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Being lucky enough to score a reservation at Naoe proved to be the best sushi experience of my life! The product is flown in from Japan every 24 hours! Talk about fresh! I have never enjoyed the metallic taste and mushy texture of uni, turns out I've been eating bad uni. Here it was spongy, light and tasted like the ocean! I may have also become a convert from real foie gras to monk fish liver, dubbed the foie gras of the sea. Sweet, flavorful and mildly sweet. Finally, if you can, sit at the counter. You get to watch Chef masterfully prepare your delicacies! We were treated like welcomed guests. The manager, Wendy, engaged in plentiful conversation with us. She pulled out her phone and showed pictures of the fish we were eating as well as pictures of Chef and his uncle in Japan expertly preparing the fish. Truly an amazing experience. Go with an open mind and willingness to trust Chef and try everything; from the gooey duck to the sea cucumber roe. You won't be disappointed!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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