Key Foods Team — the staff driving Miami’s most buzzed about new cafe, Carbone — is growing their footprint in the Magic Town with the debut of ZZ’s Sushi Bar (151 NE 41st Road) in the Miami Style District. The two-story cafe is a hybrid edition of the group’s preferred ZZ’s Clam Bar and a sushi and private customers club.
The focal stage of the 1st flooring eating areas is a custom-marble sushi counter overseen by cooks Masa Ito and Kevin Kim, who acquired a Michelin star at New York’s Sushi Zo. The adjacent dining room features a fashionable Japanese menu with a range of raw and cooked dishes, such as the largest offering of wagyu beef in the United States served in a assortment of means from wagyu katsu sandwiches with truffles to steak cooked above customized-developed charcoal grills. There are also a assortment of ZZ’s favorites — from the toast topped with trout roe and honey to the carpaccio of tuna, foie, uni, and scallop — as very well as dishes designed just for Miami like lobster dumplings, crispy snapper, and stone crab cucumber salad. The dessert menu, from pastry chef Stephanie Prida, delivers dishes like Japanese ice cream sandwiches, chocolate matcha bombs, and vital lime pie.
The place, which earlier was the household for Ember, was designed by Ken Fulk and showcases curving bentwood banquettes with a malachite end, teal cheetah print rug, antique furnishings, brass palm pendant lights, and classic clamshell eating chairs. For the ground ground patio, Fulk’s layout inspo was “tiki bar on acid,” with wicker furnishings in a banana leaf print with fashionable designs.
Upstairs, the place channels “80s disco” with custom banquettes, fringed stools, and cocktails tables, in metallic leather, animal prints, rose gold shattered mirror, velvet, and neon. As for beverages, they are designed by longtime bartender Thomas Waugh. Appearing on the menu upstairs is the popular Pistachio Cocktail with gin, honey, and lemon. In the dining rooms, company can sip on Japanese-inspired will take of classics like the Dashi Martini, Hojicha Old Fashioned, and a Japanese Rum Highball.
ZZ’s Sushi Bar is now open up Tuesday to Sunday from 5 p.m. to midnight. This marks the 26th Major Food Team outpost in the world, and the 2nd in Miami with supplemental places to eat forthcoming in Brickell and the Miami Design and style District.