Wynwood got themself a new “omakase” experience. Yes, the place is called Myumi, a japanese restaurant opens recently at Wynwood. With an avant-garde setup and even more inventive fare, Miami’s one and only mobile sushi pop-up features eight and twelve-course tasting menus atop a long, wooden bar populated by just six seats, so be sure to reserve through your Attaché. Chef Kazuo Yoshida’s fluke hand rolls wait for no one. Here is more information about Myumi :
According to Eater :
“Just opened last week the industrial-looking, hip-hop playing truck only seats six people at the time (with hopes to expand to 12 in the near future) offering $40 and $60 chef’s choice tasting menu made right in front of diners. The food truck is the brainchild of Williamsburg’s 1or8 chef Kazuo Yoshida and former TV producer Jake Smith. After a successful stint in the Hamptons last summer they decided to bring Myumi Sushi down to Miami and find it a permanent home, which they did in Wynwood at 160 NW 26th Street right next door to another popular food outpost, Gastropod.” written by Olee Fowler.
According to New Times :
” In a desolate lot next to GastroPod in Wynwood, another type of edible experience awaits on wheels. Instead of a shipping container, it’s a former FedEx truck that’s gone from Hamptons summer ice-cream truck to Miami’s first omakase food truck. If the movie Chef comes to mind, it’s kind of like that, except with sushi rather than Cuban sandwiches. “Miami doesn’t really have traditional omakase,” says Jake Smith, a Late Night production assistant and writer turned restaurateur. “Naoe is the only other place, and it’s $250 a person and a three-hour experience.” Myumi (160 NW 26th St., Miami) is turning that idea on its head, offering eight or 12 courses of traditional sushi at solid price points: $40 for the eight and $60 for the 12. “This is our way of educating the consumer on what omakase and sushi really is, which is just fish over rice dressed in soy.” To do that, Smith has partnered with Kazuo Yoshida of 1 or 8 in Williamsburg. He’s sort of the grandfather of the sushi chef family tree in New York. Every guy who didn’t come straight from Japan has worked with him.” written by Carla Torres.
According to Urban Daddy :
“That former parcel delivery service vehicle thing we mentioned. It’s true. But it’s been given a new lease on life with a retractable awning, serious refrigeration capability and a long wooden bar. There’s an omakase situation here. You’ve got your choice of eight or 12 courses. And it’s all about tender scallops, soy-marinated tuna, fluke and burrito-like hand rolls from a chef who hails from NYC’s 1 or 8. They’ve got tea to accompany your pescatarian-leaning journey, but if you bring your own bottle of sake, well… no one’s going to stop you.”
According to Yelp :
“When I told my friends I was eating sushi at a food truck, every single person’s reaction was “yeah, good luck with that.” But when I showed them pictures, they were all shocked and impressed. That’s the kind of reaction you might expect when you eat here! Ignore the fact that you’re sitting outside at a food truck in Wynwood. Focus on the fish. It’s not just a fresh piece of fish on sushi rice–each one is seasoned differently with yuzu, ponzu, shiso, etc You won’t get an experience like this for this price anywhere else in Miami. The one critique I do have is that the pieces of nigiri are on the small side, and even the $60 option might not fill you up if you’ve got a big appetite.” written by Michelle C. (rated 5 stars).
According to Chatchow :
“Open from 6 to 11 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, it has seatings every hour on the hour. In the omakase tradition, there is no menu guests just tell the chef what you like and don’t like and what allergies they might have. The prices are competitive with a $40 and $60 menu available, which will get you roughly 8 to 12 pieces made its Executive Chef Ryo. When Yoshida is in the “kitchen” — which we’re told will be roughly once a month — an extended 15-piece, $100 menu will also be available. During our meal we got to try traditional nigiri pieces topped with fish like amberjack, toro, sea urchin, pompano and sea scallop, along with signature nigiri of Yoshida’s topped with items like horse mackerel, ginger and scallions; fluke with flambeed sake and egg yolk; red snapper with shisho leaves, sautéed plum and sesame; seared-on-the-spot bluefin toro that melts in your mouth and a hand-roll overflowing with spicy scallops. The fish that is served is brought in from both the Atlantic and Pacific waters, with the menu changing daily based on availability and season.”
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