ZZ’s Sushi Bar to open up in Miami, Florida with memberships

Kevin Kim and Masa Ito partnered with Major Food Group to open ZZ’s Sushi Bar in the Design District.
Kevin Kim and Masa Ito partnered with Major Foodstuff Group to open up ZZ’s Sushi Bar in the Structure District.


How to distinguish a new substantial-stop sushi restaurant in Miami: Incorporate a velvet rope.

The New York-based cafe team at the rear of the South Beach Italian-American restaurant with a two-month-very long waiting record, Carbone, is debuting ZZ’s Sushi Bar, a Japanese restaurant in the Layout District with an optional invite-only membership.

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Chianina beef, sea urchin, caviar (carpaccio) at ZZ’s Sushi Bar. Ashley Gilbertson Handout

The Big Meals Group partnered with two very well-recognised sushi and Japanese delicacies pros, Masa Ito and Kevin Kim, who developed cult pursuing just before relocating from New York City to operate the new Miami restaurant.

“It was amazing to be in a position to get them to come here,” Significant Meals Team companion Jeff Zalaznick explained. “It’s so essential to obtain such remarkable talent primarily when it arrives to sushi. … Masa and Kevin will be getting ready just about every piece of sushi you eat.”

The two-story ZZ’s brings together the former Ember and Kaido, two different dining establishments from Miami chef Brad Kilgore that closed during the pandemic. ZZ’s Sushi Bar remakes individuals spaces into a large-stop Japanese restaurant with a non-public 16-seat omakase chef’s choice sushi bar with elements flown in from Tokyo.

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Sushi chefs Masa Ito and Kevin Kim will get ready each piece of sushi at ZZ’s Sushi Bar. Handout

An adjacent eating place serves modern day Japanese delicacies with an a la carte menu, from raw dishes to cooked plates of high quality Japanese beef on custom-built charcoal grills.

The cafe, which opens the 7 days of April 12 , is the 2nd of 5 the Significant Food stuff Group has announced it expects to open up in Miami in 2021. Its identify is drawn from the group’s successful ZZ’s Clam Bar (itself named for Zalaznick’s nickname) in New York City’s Greenwich Village, around the primary Carbone.

What Zalaznick claimed he hopes will set his cafe apart is services — and which is the place the optional memberships appear in.

The limited range of memberships presents customers access to personal spaces, reservations and a concierge services that will know all the things down to on which facet of the place environment to established a beloved cocktail. The house involves an out of doors cigar lounge, backgammon terrace, and a non-public bar and cocktail lounge. Zalaznick in contrast the exceptional support to memberships at Soho Seashore Property and Casa Tua.

Those intrigued can send out a request from the web site or be invited by 1 of 50 other members who have presently been accepted to sign up for. The price: Zalaznick wouldn’t focus on it. (Go through: If you have to request the price tag, you in all probability can’t find the money for it.)

“Everything is tailor made-tailored to how you like matters,” Zalaznick explained. “You can definitely elevate the bar on hospitality. This makes it possible for us to get items to a different degree.”

ZZ’s Sushi Bar

Handle: 151 NE 41st St., Suite 117, Design and style District

Hrs: 5 p.m.-midnight, Tuesday-Sunday

A lot more facts: zzsclub.com

CORRECTION: The restaurant has up-to-date its opening date to the week of April 12.

Corrected Apr 7, 2021

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Miami Herald food editor Carlos Frías won the 2018 James Beard award for excellence in covering the meals industry. A Miami native, he’s also the author of the memoir “Take Me With You: A Solution Search for Household in a Forbidden Cuba.”