We have rounded up the best sushi rolls in Miami. Here’s where to find them

Sushi and sashimi, served by a Russian restaurateur, in a Latin city: This is Novikov
Sushi and sashimi, served by a Russian restaurateur, in a Latin city: This is Novikov

Like Cuban coffee and hookah, sushi has found its way onto most menus anywhere tourists flock. But, like Cuban coffee and hookah, not all rolls are created equal (and a bad one will leave you with more than a lingering foul taste in your mouth). So we went on a quest to find the best sushi in Miami. Raw, cooked, classic and creative — we left no roll untouched. These are the ones we think should be on your radar.

1. NaiYaRa's Sushi Doughnut


Here’s a treat that’s on NaiYaRa’s secret menu. Offered on Saturdays and Sundays during brunch, and nightly during dinner service, the Sushi Doughnut is actually a bed of rice and seaweed shaped to resemble the classic treat and decorated with wasabi, ginger, avocado, spicy mayo, and edible flowers. You can top it with just about anything, from salmon or caviar to crisp rice balls or truffle flakes.

NaiYaRa, 1854 Bay Rd., Miami Beach

1854 Bay Road, Miami Beach

2. Pubbelly Sushi's Rockshrimp Tempura Roll

Rockshrimp Roll
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Head to any Pubbelly Sushi location (you’ll find them in Miami Beach, Brickell City Centre, Downtown Dadeland and Aventura Mall) and dig into a Rockshrimp Tempura Roll, made with avocado, mango, spicy tuna tartare and spicy mayo.

Pubbelly Sushi, multiple locations

3. Novikov

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Sushi and sashimi, served by a Russian restaurateur, in a Latin city: This is Novikov

Newly-opened Novikov in Brickell serves a heavenly Okhotsk Maki Roll made with King Crab, salmon, and seared scallops.

Novikov Miami, 300 S Biscayne Blvd., Miami

300 S Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

4. The Rusty Pelican's Deco Maki Roll

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Deco Maki Roll

As pretty to look at as it is delicious, The Rusty Pelican’s Deco Maki Roll spotlights tempura shrimp, mango, cream cheese, red onion and eel sauce on a bed of pink sticky rice. We also love their Spider Roll, made with crispy soft-shell crab, avocado, Asian pear, cucumber and soy paper.

The Rusty Pelican, 3201 Rickenbacker Cswy., Key Biscayne

3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne

5. Azabu's Omakase Experience


Feeling adventurous? Try Azabu’s omakase experience at The Den, where you can choose between two multi-course culinary journeys that include sashimi, ten pieces of the chef’s selected sushi of the day, a roll, and more. Make sure you work up an appetite beforehand.

Azabu Miami Beach, 161 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach

161 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

6. Lure Fishbar's Hellfire Spicy Tuna Roll

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Lure Fishbar Sushi Platter David Salazar

Don’t let the name intimidate you — Lure Fishbar’s Hellfire Spicy Tuna Roll packs a mighty punch that will make you want to savor every bite. It’s made with spicy brûléed tuna, cucumber, avocado, and kimchi sauce.

Lure Fishbar, 1601 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

1601 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

7. Zuma Miami


When it comes to sushi, nothing at Zuma disappoints. We’re feeling their Dynamite Spider Roll, made with softshell crab, chili, and wasabi tobiko mayo.

Zuma Miami, 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami

270 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami

8. ETARU's Sushi Platter


Now you can choose from two ETARU locations — one in Hallandale Beach and one in Fort Lauderdale. We recommend ordering a sushi platter and trying a bit of everything, but especially the Black Kampachi roll, made with spring onion, crispy garlic, and yuzu kosho mayo.

ETARU, multiple locations

1 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale

9. Just about everything at Kuro

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Michael Pisarri

We love all the rolls off Kuro’s farm-fresh Japanese menu. Order a-la-carte or get the full experience in Kuro’s omakase room, where you can enjoy one roll and 12 pieces of sushi for $50.

Kuro, 1 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale

1 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale

10. Ra Sushi's Viva Las Vegas Roll

Viva Las Vegas Roll

Made with rolled crab and cream cheese, lightly battered in tempura and topped with spicy tuna, crab and lotus root, RA Sushi’s Viva Las Vegas Roll is a sweet and spicy hit.

Nikki Beach, 1 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach

1 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

11. Nikki Beach


At Nikki Beach, you can savor diced tuna, avocado, asparagus, sriracha, and togarashi by way of their Marbella Spicy Tuna Roll. It’s divine.

Nikki Beach, 1 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach

1 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

12. SuViche's Perfect Roll

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At SuViche, you can’t go wrong with The Perfection Roll.

13. Sushi Garage

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Sushi Garage
The sister restaurant to Juvia Miami Beach, Sushi Garage offers over 15 different sushi rolls ranging from classics to forward-thinking creations. Guests can also pair their rolls with happy hour specials offered from 5-7 p.m. and again from 11 p.m. until close. As for the rolls, we love the Unagi White Pepper Rosemary Aioli roll, made with everything its name implies.

Sushi Garage, 1784 West Ave., Miami Beach

1784 West Ave., Miami Beach

14. Chotto Matte

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The recently opened Nikkei cuisine hot spot Chotto Matte serves up heaven wrapped in rice in the form of their Sato Maki Roll. Order one and thank us later.

Chotto Matte, 1664 Lenox Ave., Miami Beach

15. MO Bar + Lounge’s Ceviche Roll

MO Bar + Lounge Sushi

 Inspired by Mandarin Oriental’s La Mar by Gaston Acurio, this delicious gluten-free roll comes features shrimp, tuna, avocado, red onion, ají Amarillo sauce, micro cilantro, and dazzling views of the bay.

MO Bar + Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental, 500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami

500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami

16. Komodo’s signature Komodo Roll

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Roll like a celebrity in David Grutman’s star-studded Pan Asian restaurant and lounge. Make sure you order the signature Komodo Roll, made with tempura enoki, shimeji, shiitake, white soy and truffle oil.

Komodo, 801 Brickell Ave., Miami

801 Brickell Ave., Miami