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“Unique” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Naoe Miami

Naoe Miami
661 Brickell Key Drive, 661 Brickell Key Drive, Miami, FL 33131
305.379.0903
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Ranked #76 of 3,425 Restaurants in Miami
Cuisines: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, 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 $200 per person plus sales tax plus 20% gratuity. As the menu is prepared specially each day, please clear any special requests 10 days in advance. Due to certain limitations, we cannot accommodate allergies to mushrooms, eggs, fish, shellfish, rice, raw, vinegar, alcohol, salt, sugar, legumes, nuts, seeds or gluten.
Bogota, Colombia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Unique”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

A new and different experience. You do not feel in a restaurant. Service is personal and warm. Only eight persons are served which is the number the Chef can cook for appropiately. The food brings new palate sensations. No Menu, dishes will surprise you.

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English first
Miami, Florida
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
16 helpful votes 16 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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Intimate and amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

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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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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