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“Absolutely The Best” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Naoe Miami

Naoe Miami
Courvoisier Centre, 661 Brickell Key Drive, Miami, FL 33131
+1 305-947-6263
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Ranked #138 of 3,615 restaurants in Miami
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: SE 8 Street
Description: Chef Kevin Cory specializes in natural Japanese cuisine at NAOE(R). Every Monday through Saturday, Chef Kevin Cory serves a unique Chef's Choice menu starting at $200 per person. As the menu is prepared specially each day, please clear any special requests 10 days in advance. Reservations are required and exclusively accepted online via OpenTable. Please allow two to three hours of your time for the dinner.
Miami, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Absolutely The Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

My wife and I were looking for a special place to celebrate our 20th anniversary. NOAE had been on our "list" for a while. NOAE is THE special place. After you make reservations we received instructions on how to find it. (It's on an island, and there's no name on the outside.) It only seats 8 for dinner and 5 at the sushi bar. There's no menu, which is good because you are treated to the freshest selections ("alive") made by Kevin Cory the chef. The service is SUPERB. Wendy explained the origin and preparation of each of the chef's selections, except for the "mystery desert". We guessed wrong, delightfully wrong. NOAE is not inexpensive but well worth it - an absolutely wonderful night.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Interesting Sushi experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Second visit to Naoe, and first to it's new location. Witch by the way, was difficult to find since there are no signs, not even at the door. Good luck.
The quality of the fish is over the top. The service is very personal and attentive. They accommodate at least 10 to 15 customers per seating ( 6:00pm & 9:00pm)., so it's very quite and the atmosphere very relaxing. The decoration of the restaurant is non existing, and by the time we visited they had construction material at the entrance.
Overall I find it extremely expensive and overrated !!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pensacola, Florida
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Intimate and amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

More like dining in someone's home. A dining experience like I have never had before. The food was the freshest ingredients and lovingly prepared. The owner/server Wendy was the nicest and most genuine person I have ever been served by. Be prepared to spend money though, all of this is not cheap. But it is well worth 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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Palm Beach, Florida
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“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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“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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