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“Intimate and amazing” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Naoe Miami

Naoe Miami
Ranked #214 of 4,048 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $200
Cuisines: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, 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. Please allow two to three hours of your time for the dinner. As the menu is prepared specially each day, food allergies must be cleared 10 days in advance. Reservations are required and exclusively accepted online via SeatMe.
Tampa, Florida
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Intimate and amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 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.

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1 Thank SensibleTraveler50
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Palm Beach, Florida
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Unbelievable Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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USA
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Sushi Heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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1 Thank RP1313
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Mexico City, Mexico
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Top 10 restaurant in the world!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Florianopolis, SC
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47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great dining experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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