What we had: Foodies, rejoice — you no longer have to venture to South Beach to enjoy some gastronomic goodness by master sushi chef Katsuya Uechi. Located in the SLS Lux Brickell, the recently opened Katsuya is offering a Miami Spice dinner menu every day through September 30. If you love your pork belly, start with the Kakuni Tonkatsu as your appetizer. The
Who should go: Unlike the white-and-red palette and grand ballroom vibes of its sister location in South Beach, Brickell’s Katsuya is all wood and bamboo, cozy tucked-away booths with privacy screens, and dark marble. Japanese collectibles and design elements — like the massive Daruma-inspired art installations that hang from the ceiling — make it easy to forget you’re in Miami, while dim lighting and a bass-driven soundtrack create a posh and sultry dining atmosphere that’s perfect for date nights and power dinners. Maybe leave the kids at home with a babysitter for this one.